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2009-12-01SLOW_WORK: Move slow_work's proc file to debugfsDavid Howells1-6/+12
Move slow_work's debugging proc file to debugfs. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Requested-and-acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-12-01SLOW_WORK: Fix the CONFIG_MODULES=n caseDavid Howells1-17/+29
Commits 3d7a641 ("SLOW_WORK: Wait for outstanding work items belonging to a module to clear") introduced some code to make sure that all of a module's slow-work items were complete before that module was removed, and commit 3bde31a ("SLOW_WORK: Allow a requeueable work item to sleep till the thread is needed") further extended that, breaking it in the process if CONFIG_MODULES=n: CC kernel/slow-work.o kernel/slow-work.c: In function 'slow_work_execute': kernel/slow-work.c:313: error: 'slow_work_thread_processing' undeclared (first use in this function) kernel/slow-work.c:313: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once kernel/slow-work.c:313: error: for each function it appears in.) kernel/slow-work.c: In function 'slow_work_wait_for_items': kernel/slow-work.c:950: error: 'slow_work_unreg_sync_lock' undeclared (first use in this function) kernel/slow-work.c:951: error: 'slow_work_unreg_wq' undeclared (first use in this function) kernel/slow-work.c:961: error: 'slow_work_unreg_work_item' undeclared (first use in this function) kernel/slow-work.c:974: error: 'slow_work_unreg_module' undeclared (first use in this function) kernel/slow-work.c:977: error: 'slow_work_thread_processing' undeclared (first use in this function) make[1]: *** [kernel/slow-work.o] Error 1 Fix this by: (1) Extracting the bits of slow_work_execute() that are contingent on CONFIG_MODULES, and the bits that should be, into inline functions and placing them into the #ifdef'd section that defines the relevant variables and adding stubs for moduleless kernels. This allows the removal of some #ifdefs. (2) #ifdef'ing out the contents of slow_work_wait_for_items() in moduleless kernels. The four functions related to handling module unloading synchronisation (and their associated variables) could be offloaded into a separate .c file, but each function is only used once and three of them are tiny, so doing so would prevent them from being inlined. Reported-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-11-19SLOW_WORK: Allow a requeueable work item to sleep till the thread is neededDavid Howells1-9/+85
Add a function to allow a requeueable work item to sleep till the thread processing it is needed by the slow-work facility to perform other work. Sometimes a work item can't progress immediately, but must wait for the completion of another work item that's currently being processed by another slow-work thread. In some circumstances, the waiting item could instead - theoretically - put itself back on the queue and yield its thread back to the slow-work facility, thus waiting till it gets processing time again before attempting to progress. This would allow other work items processing time on that thread. However, this only works if there is something on the queue for it to queue behind - otherwise it will just get a thread again immediately, and will end up cycling between the queue and the thread, eating up valuable CPU time. So, slow_work_sleep_till_thread_needed() is provided such that an item can put itself on a wait queue that will wake it up when the event it is actually interested in occurs, then call this function in lieu of calling schedule(). This function will then sleep until either the item's event occurs or another work item appears on the queue. If another work item is queued, but the item's event hasn't occurred, then the work item should requeue itself and yield the thread back to the slow-work facility by returning. This can be used by CacheFiles for an object that is being created on one thread to wait for an object being deleted on another thread where there is nothing on the queue for the creation to go and wait behind. As soon as an item appears on the queue that could be given thread time instead, CacheFiles can stick the creating object back on the queue and return to the slow-work facility - assuming the object deletion didn't also complete. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
2009-11-19SLOW_WORK: Allow the work items to be viewed through a /proc fileDavid Howells1-11/+33
Allow the executing and queued work items to be viewed through a /proc file for debugging purposes. The contents look something like the following: THR PID ITEM ADDR FL MARK DESC === ===== ================ == ===== ========== 0 3005 ffff880023f52348 a 952ms FSC: OBJ17d3: LOOK 1 3006 ffff880024e33668 2 160ms FSC: OBJ17e5 OP60d3b: Write1/Store fl=2 2 3165 ffff8800296dd180 a 424ms FSC: OBJ17e4: LOOK 3 4089 ffff8800262c8d78 a 212ms FSC: OBJ17ea: CRTN 4 4090 ffff88002792bed8 2 388ms FSC: OBJ17e8 OP60d36: Write1/Store fl=2 5 4092 ffff88002a0ef308 2 388ms FSC: OBJ17e7 OP60d2e: Write1/Store fl=2 6 4094 ffff88002abaf4b8 2 132ms FSC: OBJ17e2 OP60d4e: Write1/Store fl=2 7 4095 ffff88002bb188e0 a 388ms FSC: OBJ17e9: CRTN vsq - ffff880023d99668 1 308ms FSC: OBJ17e0 OP60f91: Write1/EnQ fl=2 vsq - ffff8800295d1740 1 212ms FSC: OBJ16be OP4d4b6: Write1/EnQ fl=2 vsq - ffff880025ba3308 1 160ms FSC: OBJ179a OP58dec: Write1/EnQ fl=2 vsq - ffff880024ec83e0 1 160ms FSC: OBJ17ae OP599f2: Write1/EnQ fl=2 vsq - ffff880026618e00 1 160ms FSC: OBJ17e6 OP60d33: Write1/EnQ fl=2 vsq - ffff880025a2a4b8 1 132ms FSC: OBJ16a2 OP4d583: Write1/EnQ fl=2 vsq - ffff880023cbe6d8 9 212ms FSC: OBJ17eb: LOOK vsq - ffff880024d37590 9 212ms FSC: OBJ17ec: LOOK vsq - ffff880027746cb0 9 212ms FSC: OBJ17ed: LOOK vsq - ffff880024d37ae8 9 212ms FSC: OBJ17ee: LOOK vsq - ffff880024d37cb0 9 212ms FSC: OBJ17ef: LOOK vsq - ffff880025036550 9 212ms FSC: OBJ17f0: LOOK vsq - ffff8800250368e0 9 212ms FSC: OBJ17f1: LOOK vsq - ffff880025036aa8 9 212ms FSC: OBJ17f2: LOOK In the 'THR' column, executing items show the thread they're occupying and queued threads indicate which queue they're on. 'PID' shows the process ID of a slow-work thread that's executing something. 'FL' shows the work item flags. 'MARK' indicates how long since an item was queued or began executing. Lastly, the 'DESC' column permits the owner of an item to give some information. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
2009-11-19SLOW_WORK: Add delayed_slow_work supportJens Axboe1-2/+127
This adds support for starting slow work with a delay, similar to the functionality we have for workqueues. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
2009-11-19SLOW_WORK: Add support for cancellation of slow workJens Axboe1-6/+75
Add support for cancellation of queued slow work and delayed slow work items. The cancellation functions will wait for items that are pending or undergoing execution to be discarded by the slow work facility. Attempting to enqueue work that is in the process of being cancelled will result in ECANCELED. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
2009-11-19SLOW_WORK: Make slow_work_ops ->get_ref/->put_ref optionalJens Axboe1-20/+16
Make the ability for the slow-work facility to take references on a work item optional as not everyone requires this. Even the internal slow-work stubs them out, so those can be got rid of too. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
2009-11-19SLOW_WORK: Wait for outstanding work items belonging to a module to clearDavid Howells1-6/+126
Wait for outstanding slow work items belonging to a module to clear when unregistering that module as a user of the facility. This prevents the put_ref code of a work item from being taken away before it returns. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
2009-09-24sysctl: remove "struct file *" argument of ->proc_handlerAlexey Dobriyan1-6/+6
It's unused. It isn't needed -- read or write flag is already passed and sysctl shouldn't care about the rest. It _was_ used in two places at arch/frv for some reason. Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org> Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net> Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-06-16slow-work: use round_jiffies() for thread pool's cull and OOM timersChris Peterson1-9/+14
Round the slow work queue's cull and OOM timeouts to whole second boundary with round_jiffies(). The slow work queue uses a pair of timers to cull idle threads and, after OOM, to delay new thread creation. This patch also extracts the mod_timer() logic for the cull timer into a separate helper function. By rounding non-time-critical timers such as these to whole seconds, they will be batched up to fire at the same time rather than being spread out. This allows the CPU wake up less, which saves power. Signed-off-by: Chris Peterson <cpeterso@cpeterso.com> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-06-11slow_work_thread() should do the exclusive waitOleg Nesterov1-2/+2
slow_work_thread() sleeps on slow_work_thread_wq without WQ_FLAG_EXCLUSIVE, this means that slow_work_enqueue()->__wake_up(nr_exclusive => 1) wakes up all kslowd threads. This is not what we want, so we change slow_work_thread() to use prepare_to_wait_exclusive() instead. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-04-24Delete slow-work timers properlyJonathan Corbet1-2/+2
Slow-work appears to delete its timer as soon as the first user unregisters, even though other users could be active. At the same time, it never seems to delete slow_work_oom_timer. Arrange for both to happen in the shutdown path. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-04-03Document the slow work thread poolDavid Howells1-0/+2
Document the slow work thread pool. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: Steve Dickson <steved@redhat.com> Acked-by: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com> Acked-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Tested-by: Daire Byrne <Daire.Byrne@framestore.com>
2009-04-03Make the slow work pool configurableDavid Howells1-2/+116
Make the slow work pool configurable through /proc/sys/kernel/slow-work. (*) /proc/sys/kernel/slow-work/min-threads The minimum number of threads that should be in the pool as long as it is in use. This may be anywhere between 2 and max-threads. (*) /proc/sys/kernel/slow-work/max-threads The maximum number of threads that should in the pool. This may be anywhere between min-threads and 255 or NR_CPUS * 2, whichever is greater. (*) /proc/sys/kernel/slow-work/vslow-percentage The percentage of active threads in the pool that may be used to execute very slow work items. This may be between 1 and 99. The resultant number is bounded to between 1 and one fewer than the number of active threads. This ensures there is always at least one thread that can process very slow work items, and always at least one thread that won't. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com> Acked-by: Steve Dickson <steved@redhat.com> Acked-by: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com> Acked-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Tested-by: Daire Byrne <Daire.Byrne@framestore.com>
2009-04-03Make slow-work thread pool actually dynamicDavid Howells1-1/+137
Make the slow-work thread pool actually dynamic in the number of threads it contains. With this patch, it will both create additional threads when it has extra work to do, and cull excess threads that aren't doing anything. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com> Acked-by: Steve Dickson <steved@redhat.com> Acked-by: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com> Acked-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Tested-by: Daire Byrne <Daire.Byrne@framestore.com>
2009-04-03Create a dynamically sized pool of threads for doing very slow work itemsDavid Howells1-0/+388
Create a dynamically sized pool of threads for doing very slow work items, such as invoking mkdir() or rmdir() - things that may take a long time and may sleep, holding mutexes/semaphores and hogging a thread, and are thus unsuitable for workqueues. The number of threads is always at least a settable minimum, but more are started when there's more work to do, up to a limit. Because of the nature of the load, it's not suitable for a 1-thread-per-CPU type pool. A system with one CPU may well want several threads. This is used by FS-Cache to do slow caching operations in the background, such as looking up, creating or deleting cache objects. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com> Acked-by: Steve Dickson <steved@redhat.com> Acked-by: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com> Acked-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Tested-by: Daire Byrne <Daire.Byrne@framestore.com>