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TAKE 972759 - Make xfs_ail_check check less by default

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Subject: TAKE 972759 - Make xfs_ail_check check less by default
From: dgc@xxxxxxx (David Chinner)
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 17:59:49 +1100 (EST)
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sender: xfs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx
Make xfs_ail_check check less by default

Checking the entire AIL on every insert and remove is
prohibitively expensive - the sustained sequntial create rate
on a single disk drops from about 1800/s to 60/s because of
this checking resulting in the xfslogd becoming cpu bound.

By default on debug builds, only check the next and previous
entries in the list to ensure they are ordered correctly.
If you really want, define XFS_TRANS_DEBUG to use the old

Date:  Fri Jan 18 17:59:29 AEDT 2008
Workarea:  chook.melbourne.sgi.com:/build/dgc/isms/2.6.x-xfs
Inspected by:  lachlan@xxxxxxx

The following file(s) were checked into:

Modid:  xfs-linux-melb:xfs-kern:30372a
fs/xfs/xfs_trans_ail.c - 1.84 - changed
        - Make exhaustive AIL checking only occur when XFS_TRANS_DEBUG
          is defined to prevent excessive performance loss on normal
          debug kernels.

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