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authorSteven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>2009-12-08 12:12:13 +0000
committerSteven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>2010-03-01 14:07:37 +0000
commit009d851837ab26cab18adda6169a813f70b0b21b (patch)
tree073bc05e3a8c527bf9ce3332e2c2f6694484984d /fs/gfs2/lock_dlm.c
parent30ff056c42c665b9ea535d8515890857ae382540 (diff)
GFS2: Metadata address space clean up
Since the start of GFS2, an "extra" inode has been used to store the metadata belonging to each inode. The only reason for using this inode was to have an extra address space, the other fields were unused. This means that the memory usage was rather inefficient. The reason for keeping each inode's metadata in a separate address space is that when glocks are requested on remote nodes, we need to be able to efficiently locate the data and metadata which relating to that glock (inode) in order to sync or sync and invalidate it (depending on the remotely requested lock mode). This patch adds a new type of glock, which has in addition to its normal fields, has an address space. This applies to all inode and rgrp glocks (but to no other glock types which remain as before). As a result, we no longer need to have the second inode. This results in three major improvements: 1. A saving of approx 25% of memory used in caching inodes 2. A removal of the circular dependency between inodes and glocks 3. No confusion between "normal" and "metadata" inodes in super.c Although the first of these is the more immediately apparent, the second is just as important as it now enables a number of clean ups at umount time. Those will be the subject of future patches. Signed-off-by: Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/gfs2/lock_dlm.c')
-rw-r--r--fs/gfs2/lock_dlm.c5
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/fs/gfs2/lock_dlm.c b/fs/gfs2/lock_dlm.c
index 0e5e0e7022e..569b46240f6 100644
--- a/fs/gfs2/lock_dlm.c
+++ b/fs/gfs2/lock_dlm.c
@@ -30,7 +30,10 @@ static void gdlm_ast(void *arg)
switch (gl->gl_lksb.sb_status) {
case -DLM_EUNLOCK: /* Unlocked, so glock can be freed */
- kmem_cache_free(gfs2_glock_cachep, gl);
+ if (gl->gl_ops->go_flags & GLOF_ASPACE)
+ kmem_cache_free(gfs2_glock_aspace_cachep, gl);
+ else
+ kmem_cache_free(gfs2_glock_cachep, gl);
if (atomic_dec_and_test(&sdp->sd_glock_disposal))
wake_up(&sdp->sd_glock_wait);
return;