Re: 2.4.19pre5aa1 and splitted vm-33
Andrea Arcangeli (email@example.com)
Tue, 16 Apr 2002 16:47:48 +0200
On Sat, Apr 06, 2002 at 05:07:03PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > Only in 2.4.19pre5aa1: 20_kiobuf-slab-2
> > Other patch from Chuck Lever to allocate the whole kiobuf from slab,
> > using pointer to arrays, to have small structures not larger
> > than one page (that would otherwise become sensitive to
> > physical ram page granular fragmentation). While auditing and
> > merging the patch I also did various small fixes, so please rely
> > on this patch as a final version, because the original one had a few
> > bugs/leftovers.
> What is the reason for adding kio_ prefixes to the 'blocks' and 'bh' members
> of struct kiobuf? - These fields haven't any new semantics at all, but that
> change increases the delta dramatically.
just a grep feature. Chuck did it and I liked it.
> > Merged various fixes, in particular delayed writes should now be
> > really flushed by the VM, previously the fact the vm holds
> > the page lock was forbidding that. New logic is much cleaner too.
> Do you plan to submit the XFS delalloc changes back to SGI?
They came from the xfs tree actually, so we should be in sync.
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