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authorJens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>2009-05-15 11:32:24 +0200
committerJens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>2009-05-15 11:32:24 +0200
commitcd17cbfda004fe5f406c01b318c6378d9895896f (patch)
tree821e279bc6d9d52bc13fa6c3905ebbd44a2e4860 /mm
parentviocd: needs to depend on BLOCK (diff)
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Revert "mm: add /proc controls for pdflush threads"
This reverts commit fafd688e4c0c34da0f3de909881117d374e4c7af. Work is progressing to switch away from pdflush as the process backing for flushing out dirty data. So it seems pointless to add more knobs to control pdflush threads. The original author of the patch did not have any specific use cases for adding the knobs, so we can easily revert this before 2.6.30 to avoid having to maintain this API forever. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm')
-rw-r--r--mm/pdflush.c31
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 19 deletions
diff --git a/mm/pdflush.c b/mm/pdflush.c
index f2caf96993f8..235ac440c44e 100644
--- a/mm/pdflush.c
+++ b/mm/pdflush.c
@@ -58,14 +58,6 @@ static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(pdflush_lock);
int nr_pdflush_threads = 0;
/*
- * The max/min number of pdflush threads. R/W by sysctl at
- * /proc/sys/vm/nr_pdflush_threads_max/min
- */
-int nr_pdflush_threads_max __read_mostly = MAX_PDFLUSH_THREADS;
-int nr_pdflush_threads_min __read_mostly = MIN_PDFLUSH_THREADS;
-
-
-/*
* The time at which the pdflush thread pool last went empty
*/
static unsigned long last_empty_jifs;
@@ -76,7 +68,7 @@ static unsigned long last_empty_jifs;
* Thread pool management algorithm:
*
* - The minimum and maximum number of pdflush instances are bound
- * by nr_pdflush_threads_min and nr_pdflush_threads_max.
+ * by MIN_PDFLUSH_THREADS and MAX_PDFLUSH_THREADS.
*
* - If there have been no idle pdflush instances for 1 second, create
* a new one.
@@ -142,13 +134,14 @@ static int __pdflush(struct pdflush_work *my_work)
* To throttle creation, we reset last_empty_jifs.
*/
if (time_after(jiffies, last_empty_jifs + 1 * HZ)) {
- if (list_empty(&pdflush_list) &&
- nr_pdflush_threads < nr_pdflush_threads_max) {
- last_empty_jifs = jiffies;
- nr_pdflush_threads++;
- spin_unlock_irq(&pdflush_lock);
- start_one_pdflush_thread();
- spin_lock_irq(&pdflush_lock);
+ if (list_empty(&pdflush_list)) {
+ if (nr_pdflush_threads < MAX_PDFLUSH_THREADS) {
+ last_empty_jifs = jiffies;
+ nr_pdflush_threads++;
+ spin_unlock_irq(&pdflush_lock);
+ start_one_pdflush_thread();
+ spin_lock_irq(&pdflush_lock);
+ }
}
}
@@ -160,7 +153,7 @@ static int __pdflush(struct pdflush_work *my_work)
*/
if (list_empty(&pdflush_list))
continue;
- if (nr_pdflush_threads <= nr_pdflush_threads_min)
+ if (nr_pdflush_threads <= MIN_PDFLUSH_THREADS)
continue;
pdf = list_entry(pdflush_list.prev, struct pdflush_work, list);
if (time_after(jiffies, pdf->when_i_went_to_sleep + 1 * HZ)) {
@@ -266,9 +259,9 @@ static int __init pdflush_init(void)
* Pre-set nr_pdflush_threads... If we fail to create,
* the count will be decremented.
*/
- nr_pdflush_threads = nr_pdflush_threads_min;
+ nr_pdflush_threads = MIN_PDFLUSH_THREADS;
- for (i = 0; i < nr_pdflush_threads_min; i++)
+ for (i = 0; i < MIN_PDFLUSH_THREADS; i++)
start_one_pdflush_thread();
return 0;
}