[PATCH 3.13 075/105] dm bufio: when done scanning return from __scan immediately

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Mon Oct 27 18:56:50 UTC 2014 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka at redhat.com>

commit 0e825862f3c04cee40e25f55680333728a4ffa9b upstream.

When __scan frees the required number of buffer entries that the
shrinker requested (nr_to_scan becomes zero) it must return.  Before
this fix the __scan code exited only the inner loop and continued in the
outer loop -- which could result in reduced performance due to extra
buffers being freed (e.g. unnecessarily evicted thinp metadata needing
to be synchronously re-read into bufio's cache).

Also, move dm_bufio_cond_resched to __scan's inner loop, so that
iterating the bufio client's lru lists doesn't result in scheduling

Reported-by: Joe Thornber <thornber at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Mike Snitzer <snitzer at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/md/dm-bufio.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-bufio.c b/drivers/md/dm-bufio.c
index bb8d23d..a42efc7 100644
--- a/drivers/md/dm-bufio.c
+++ b/drivers/md/dm-bufio.c
@@ -1456,9 +1456,9 @@ static long __scan(struct dm_bufio_client *c, unsigned long nr_to_scan,
 		list_for_each_entry_safe_reverse(b, tmp, &c->lru[l], lru_list) {
 			freed += __cleanup_old_buffer(b, gfp_mask, 0);
 			if (!--nr_to_scan)
-				break;
+				return freed;
+			dm_bufio_cond_resched();
-		dm_bufio_cond_resched();
 	return freed;

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