On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 12:20:32AM -0500, Felix Blyakher wrote:
> On Jul 10, 2009, at 2:12 AM, KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
>> 3. Current wbc->nr_to_write value is not proper?
>> Current writeback_set_ratelimit() doesn't permit that ratelimit_pages
>> 4M byte. but it is too low restriction for nowadays.
>> (that's my understand. right?)
>> void writeback_set_ratelimit(void)
>> ratelimit_pages = vm_total_pages / (num_online_cpus() * 32);
>> if (ratelimit_pages < 16)
>> ratelimit_pages = 16;
>> if (ratelimit_pages * PAGE_CACHE_SIZE > 4096 * 1024)
>> ratelimit_pages = (4096 * 1024) / PAGE_CACHE_SIZE;
>> Yes, 4M bytes are pretty magical constant. We have three choice
>> A. Remove magical 4M constant simple (a bit danger)
> That's will be outside the xfs, and seems like there is no much interest
> from mm people.
>> B. Decide high border from IO capability
It is worth pointing out that Jens Axboe is planning on more feedback
controlled knobs as part of pdflush rework.