On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 08:56:03PM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> From: Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>
> When we start taking a reference to the per-ag for every cached
> buffer in the system, kernel lockstat profiling on an 8-way create
> workload shows the mp->m_perag_lock has higher acquisition rates
> than the inode lock and has significantly more contention. That is,
> it becomes the highest contended lock in the system.
> The perag lookup is trivial to convert to lock-less RCU lookups
> because perag structures never go away. Hence the only thing we need
> to protect against is tree structure changes during a grow. THis can
> be done simply by replacing the locking in xfs_perag_get() with RCU
> read locking. This removes the mp->m_perag_lock completely from this
I just noticed that I missed a lookup conversion in reclaim code, so
the next version will include that as well.