Commit 0b564927 authored by Dave Chinner's avatar Dave Chinner Committed by Linus Torvalds

writeback: pay attention to wbc->nr_to_write in write_cache_pages

If a filesystem writes more than one page in ->writepage, write_cache_pages
fails to notice this and continues to attempt writeback when wbc->nr_to_write
has gone negative - this trace was captured from XFS:

    wbc_writeback_start: towrt=1024
    wbc_writepage: towrt=1024
    wbc_writepage: towrt=0
    wbc_writepage: towrt=-1
    wbc_writepage: towrt=-5
    wbc_writepage: towrt=-21
    wbc_writepage: towrt=-85

This has adverse effects on filesystem writeback behaviour. write_cache_pages()
needs to terminate after a certain number of pages are written, not after a
certain number of calls to ->writepage are made.  This is a regression
introduced by 17bc6c30 ("vfs: Add
no_nrwrite_index_update writeback control flag"), but cannot be reverted
directly due to subsequent bug fixes that have gone in on top of it.
Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent 8d7458da
......@@ -56,15 +56,6 @@ struct writeback_control {
unsigned for_reclaim:1; /* Invoked from the page allocator */
unsigned range_cyclic:1; /* range_start is cyclic */
unsigned more_io:1; /* more io to be dispatched */
/*
* write_cache_pages() won't update wbc->nr_to_write and
* mapping->writeback_index if no_nrwrite_index_update
* is set. write_cache_pages() may write more than we
* requested and we want to make sure nr_to_write and
* writeback_index are updated in a consistent manner
* so we use a single control to update them
*/
unsigned no_nrwrite_index_update:1;
};
/*
......
......@@ -306,7 +306,6 @@ TRACE_EVENT(ext4_da_writepages_result,
__field( int, pages_written )
__field( long, pages_skipped )
__field( char, more_io )
__field( char, no_nrwrite_index_update )
__field( pgoff_t, writeback_index )
),
......@@ -317,16 +316,14 @@ TRACE_EVENT(ext4_da_writepages_result,
__entry->pages_written = pages_written;
__entry->pages_skipped = wbc->pages_skipped;
__entry->more_io = wbc->more_io;
__entry->no_nrwrite_index_update = wbc->no_nrwrite_index_update;
__entry->writeback_index = inode->i_mapping->writeback_index;
),
TP_printk("dev %s ino %lu ret %d pages_written %d pages_skipped %ld more_io %d no_nrwrite_index_update %d writeback_index %lu",
TP_printk("dev %s ino %lu ret %d pages_written %d pages_skipped %ld more_io %d writeback_index %lu",
jbd2_dev_to_name(__entry->dev),
(unsigned long) __entry->ino, __entry->ret,
__entry->pages_written, __entry->pages_skipped,
__entry->more_io,
__entry->no_nrwrite_index_update,
(unsigned long) __entry->writeback_index)
);
......
......@@ -835,7 +835,6 @@ int write_cache_pages(struct address_space *mapping,
pgoff_t done_index;
int cycled;
int range_whole = 0;
long nr_to_write = wbc->nr_to_write;
pagevec_init(&pvec, 0);
if (wbc->range_cyclic) {
......@@ -935,11 +934,10 @@ continue_unlock:
done = 1;
break;
}
}
}
if (nr_to_write > 0) {
nr_to_write--;
if (nr_to_write == 0 &&
if (wbc->nr_to_write > 0) {
if (--wbc->nr_to_write == 0 &&
wbc->sync_mode == WB_SYNC_NONE) {
/*
* We stop writing back only if we are
......@@ -970,11 +968,8 @@ continue_unlock:
end = writeback_index - 1;
goto retry;
}
if (!wbc->no_nrwrite_index_update) {
if (wbc->range_cyclic || (range_whole && nr_to_write > 0))
mapping->writeback_index = done_index;
wbc->nr_to_write = nr_to_write;
}
if (wbc->range_cyclic || (range_whole && wbc->nr_to_write > 0))
mapping->writeback_index = done_index;
return ret;
}
......
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