On Tue, 25 May 2010 18:53:04 +1000
Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>
> The inode unused list is currently a global LRU. This does not match
> the other global filesystem cache - the dentry cache - which uses
> per-superblock LRU lists. Hence we have related filesystem object
> types using different LRU reclaimatin schemes.
> To enable a per-superblock filesystem cache shrinker, both of these
> caches need to have per-sb unused object LRU lists. Hence this patch
> converts the global inode LRU to per-sb LRUs.
> The patch only does rudimentary per-sb propotioning in the shrinker
> infrastructure, as this gets removed when the per-sb shrinker
> callouts are introduced later on.
> + list_move(&inode->i_list, &inode->i_sb->s_inode_lru);
It's a shape that s_inode_lru is still protected by inode_lock. One
day we're going to get in trouble over that lock. Migrating to a
per-sb lock would be logical and might help.
Did you look into this? I expect we'd end up taking both inode_lock
and the new sb->lru_lock in several places, which wouldn't be of any
help, at least in the interim. Long-term, the locking for
fs-writeback.c should move to the per-superblock one also, at which
time this problem largely goes away I think. Unfortunately the
writeback inode lists got moved into the backing_dev_info, whcih messes
things up a bit.
> + inode->i_sb->s_nr_inodes_unused--;
It's regrettable to be counting the same thing twice. Did you look
into removing (or no longer using) inodes_stat.nr_unused?
> + /* Now, we reclaim unused dentrins with fairness.
May as well fix the typo while we're there.
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