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Re: [PATCH 46/49] xfs: Combine CIL insert and prepare passes

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 46/49] xfs: Combine CIL insert and prepare passes
From: Mark Tinguely <tinguely@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:07:24 -0500
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On 07/19/13 01:25, Dave Chinner wrote:
From: Dave Chinner<dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>

Now that all the log item preparation and formatting is done under
the CIL lock, we can get rid of the intermediate log vector chain
used to track items to be inserted into the CIL.

We can already find all the items to be committed from the
transaction handle, so as long as we attach the log vectors to the
item before we insert the items into the CIL, we don't need to
create a log vector chain to pass around.

This means we can move all the item insertion code into and optimise
it into a pair of simple passes across all the items in the
transaction. The first pass does the formatting and accounting, the
second inserts them all into the CIL.

We keep this two pass split so that we can separate the CIL
insertion - which must be done under the CIL spinlock - from the
formatting. We could insert each item into the CIL with a single
pass, but that massively increases the number of times we have to
grab the CIL spinlock. It is much more efficient (and hence
scalable) to do a batch operation and insert all objects in a single
lock grab.

Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner<dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Removed the old log commit vector chain interface.

Looks good. Still like the additional assert for cil space stealing.

Reviewed-by: Mark Tinguely <tinguely@xxxxxxx>

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