1. 25 Mar, 2011 1 commit
    • Dave Chinner's avatar
      fs: remove inode_lock from iput_final and prune_icache · f283c86a
      Dave Chinner authored
      
      
      Now that inode state changes are protected by the inode->i_lock and
      the inode LRU manipulations by the inode_lru_lock, we can remove the
      inode_lock from prune_icache and the initial part of iput_final().
      
      instead of using the inode_lock to protect the inode during
      iput_final, use the inode->i_lock instead. This protects the inode
      against new references being taken while we change the inode state
      to I_FREEING, as well as preventing prune_icache from grabbing the
      inode while we are manipulating it. Hence we no longer need the
      inode_lock in iput_final prior to setting I_FREEING on the inode.
      
      For prune_icache, we no longer need the inode_lock to protect the
      LRU list, and the inodes themselves are protected against freeing
      races by the inode->i_lock. Hence we can lift the inode_lock from
      prune_icache as well.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      f283c86a
  2. 07 Jan, 2011 1 commit
    • Nick Piggin's avatar
      fs: icache RCU free inodes · fa0d7e3d
      Nick Piggin authored
      
      
      RCU free the struct inode. This will allow:
      
      - Subsequent store-free path walking patch. The inode must be consulted for
        permissions when walking, so an RCU inode reference is a must.
      - sb_inode_list_lock to be moved inside i_lock because sb list walkers who want
        to take i_lock no longer need to take sb_inode_list_lock to walk the list in
        the first place. This will simplify and optimize locking.
      - Could remove some nested trylock loops in dcache code
      - Could potentially simplify things a bit in VM land. Do not need to take the
        page lock to follow page->mapping.
      
      The downsides of this is the performance cost of using RCU. In a simple
      creat/unlink microbenchmark, performance drops by about 10% due to inability to
      reuse cache-hot slab objects. As iterations increase and RCU freeing starts
      kicking over, this increases to about 20%.
      
      In cases where inode lifetimes are longer (ie. many inodes may be allocated
      during the average life span of a single inode), a lot of this cache reuse is
      not applicable, so the regression caused by this patch is smaller.
      
      The cache-hot regression could largely be avoided by using SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU,
      however this adds some complexity to list walking and store-free path walking,
      so I prefer to implement this at a later date, if it is shown to be a win in
      real situations. I haven't found a regression in any non-micro benchmark so I
      doubt it will be a problem.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarNick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>
      fa0d7e3d
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    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking... · 5a0e3ad6
      Tejun Heo authored
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking implicit slab.h inclusion from percpu.h
      
      percpu.h is included by sched.h and module.h and thus ends up being
      included when building most .c files.  percpu.h includes slab.h which
      in turn includes gfp.h making everything defined by the two files
      universally available and complicating inclusion dependencies.
      
      percpu.h -> slab.h dependency is about to be removed.  Prepare for
      this change by updating users of gfp and slab facilities include those
      headers directly instead of assuming availability.  As this conversion
      needs to touch large number of source files, the following script is
      used as the basis of conversion.
      
        http://userweb.kernel.org/~tj/misc/slabh-sweep.py
      
      The script does the followings.
      
      * Scan files for gfp and slab usages and update includes such that
        only the necessary includes are there.  ie. if only gfp is used,
        gfp.h, if slab is used, slab.h.
      
      * When the script inserts a new include, it looks at the include
        blocks and try to put the new include such that its order conforms
        to its surrounding.  It's put in the include block which contains
        core kernel includes, in the same order that the rest are ordered -
        alphabetical, Christmas tree, rev-Xmas-tree or at the end if there
        doesn't seem to be any matching order.
      
      * If the script can't find a place to put a new include (mostly
        because the file doesn't have fitting include block), it prints out
        an error message indicating which .h file needs to be added to the
        file.
      
      The conversion was done in the following steps.
      
      1. The initial automatic conversion of all .c files updated slightly
         over 4000 files, deleting around 700 includes and adding ~480 gfp.h
         and ~3000 slab.h inclusions.  The script emitted errors for ~400
         files.
      
      2. Each error was manually checked.  Some didn't need the inclusion,
         some needed manual addition while adding it to implementation .h or
         embedding .c file was more appropriate for others.  This step added
         inclusions to around 150 files.
      
      3. The script was run again and the output was compared to the edits
         from #2
      
       to make sure no file was left behind.
      
      4. Several build tests were done and a couple of problems were fixed.
         e.g. lib/decompress_*.c used malloc/free() wrappers around slab
         APIs requiring slab.h to be added manually.
      
      5. The script was run on all .h files but without automatically
         editing them as sprinkling gfp.h and slab.h inclusions around .h
         files could easily lead to inclusion dependency hell.  Most gfp.h
         inclusion directives were ignored as stuff from gfp.h was usually
         wildly available and often used in preprocessor macros.  Each
         slab.h inclusion directive was examined and added manually as
         necessary.
      
      6. percpu.h was updated not to include slab.h.
      
      7. Build test were done on the following configurations and failures
         were fixed.  CONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL was turned off for all tests (as my
         distributed build env didn't work with gcov compiles) and a few
         more options had to be turned off depending on archs to make things
         build (like ipr on powerpc/64 which failed due to missing writeq).
      
         * x86 and x86_64 UP and SMP allmodconfig and a custom test config.
         * powerpc and powerpc64 SMP allmodconfig
         * sparc and sparc64 SMP allmodconfig
         * ia64 SMP allmodconfig
         * s390 SMP allmodconfig
         * alpha SMP allmodconfig
         * um on x86_64 SMP allmodconfig
      
      8. percpu.h modifications were reverted so that it could be applied as
         a separate patch and serve as bisection point.
      
      Given the fact that I had only a couple of failures from tests on step
      6, I'm fairly confident about the coverage of this conversion patch.
      If there is a breakage, it's likely to be something in one of the arch
      headers which should be easily discoverable easily on most builds of
      the specific arch.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Guess-its-ok-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
      Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com>
      5a0e3ad6
  9. 20 Nov, 2009 1 commit