Patchwork [1/2/4] mm: writeback: cleanups in preparation for per-zone dirty limits

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Submitter Johannes Weiner
Date Sept. 23, 2011, 2:41 p.m.
Message ID <20110923144107.GB2606@redhat.com>
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Permalink /patch/116102/
State Not Applicable
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Johannes Weiner - Sept. 23, 2011, 2:41 p.m.
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:52:42AM +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 04:02:26PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Should we rename determine_dirtyable_memory() to
> > global_dirtyable_memory(), to get some sense of its relationship with
> > zone_dirtyable_memory()?
> 
> Sounds good.

---

The next patch will introduce per-zone dirty limiting functions in
addition to the traditional global dirty limiting.

Rename determine_dirtyable_memory() to global_dirtyable_memory()
before adding the zone-specific version, and fix up its documentation.

Also, move the functions to determine the dirtyable memory and the
function to calculate the dirty limit based on that together so that
their relationship is more apparent and that they can be commented on
as a group.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <jweiner@redhat.com>
---
 mm/page-writeback.c |   92 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------------------
 1 files changed, 46 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)
MinChan Kim - Sept. 28, 2011, 5:57 a.m.
On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 04:41:07PM +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:52:42AM +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 04:02:26PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > Should we rename determine_dirtyable_memory() to
> > > global_dirtyable_memory(), to get some sense of its relationship with
> > > zone_dirtyable_memory()?
> > 
> > Sounds good.
> 
> ---
> 
> The next patch will introduce per-zone dirty limiting functions in
> addition to the traditional global dirty limiting.
> 
> Rename determine_dirtyable_memory() to global_dirtyable_memory()
> before adding the zone-specific version, and fix up its documentation.
> 
> Also, move the functions to determine the dirtyable memory and the
> function to calculate the dirty limit based on that together so that
> their relationship is more apparent and that they can be commented on
> as a group.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <jweiner@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
Mel Gorman - Sept. 28, 2011, 9:27 a.m.
On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 04:41:07PM +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:52:42AM +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 04:02:26PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > Should we rename determine_dirtyable_memory() to
> > > global_dirtyable_memory(), to get some sense of its relationship with
> > > zone_dirtyable_memory()?
> > 
> > Sounds good.
> 
> ---
> 
> The next patch will introduce per-zone dirty limiting functions in
> addition to the traditional global dirty limiting.
> 
> Rename determine_dirtyable_memory() to global_dirtyable_memory()
> before adding the zone-specific version, and fix up its documentation.
> 
> Also, move the functions to determine the dirtyable memory and the
> function to calculate the dirty limit based on that together so that
> their relationship is more apparent and that they can be commented on
> as a group.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <jweiner@redhat.com>

Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mel@suse.de>

Patch

diff --git a/mm/page-writeback.c b/mm/page-writeback.c
index c8acf8a..78604a6 100644
--- a/mm/page-writeback.c
+++ b/mm/page-writeback.c
@@ -186,12 +186,12 @@  static unsigned long highmem_dirtyable_memory(unsigned long total)
 }
 
 /**
- * determine_dirtyable_memory - amount of memory that may be used
+ * global_dirtyable_memory - number of globally dirtyable pages
  *
- * Returns the numebr of pages that can currently be freed and used
- * by the kernel for direct mappings.
+ * Returns the global number of pages potentially available for dirty
+ * page cache.  This is the base value for the global dirty limits.
  */
-static unsigned long determine_dirtyable_memory(void)
+static unsigned long global_dirtyable_memory(void)
 {
 	unsigned long x;
 
@@ -205,6 +205,47 @@  static unsigned long determine_dirtyable_memory(void)
 }
 
 /*
+ * global_dirty_limits - background-writeback and dirty-throttling thresholds
+ *
+ * Calculate the dirty thresholds based on sysctl parameters
+ * - vm.dirty_background_ratio  or  vm.dirty_background_bytes
+ * - vm.dirty_ratio             or  vm.dirty_bytes
+ * The dirty limits will be lifted by 1/4 for PF_LESS_THROTTLE (ie. nfsd) and
+ * real-time tasks.
+ */
+void global_dirty_limits(unsigned long *pbackground, unsigned long *pdirty)
+{
+	unsigned long background;
+	unsigned long dirty;
+	unsigned long uninitialized_var(available_memory);
+	struct task_struct *tsk;
+
+	if (!vm_dirty_bytes || !dirty_background_bytes)
+		available_memory = global_dirtyable_memory();
+
+	if (vm_dirty_bytes)
+		dirty = DIV_ROUND_UP(vm_dirty_bytes, PAGE_SIZE);
+	else
+		dirty = (vm_dirty_ratio * available_memory) / 100;
+
+	if (dirty_background_bytes)
+		background = DIV_ROUND_UP(dirty_background_bytes, PAGE_SIZE);
+	else
+		background = (dirty_background_ratio * available_memory) / 100;
+
+	if (background >= dirty)
+		background = dirty / 2;
+	tsk = current;
+	if (tsk->flags & PF_LESS_THROTTLE || rt_task(tsk)) {
+		background += background / 4;
+		dirty += dirty / 4;
+	}
+	*pbackground = background;
+	*pdirty = dirty;
+	trace_global_dirty_state(background, dirty);
+}
+
+/*
  * couple the period to the dirty_ratio:
  *
  *   period/2 ~ roundup_pow_of_two(dirty limit)
@@ -216,7 +257,7 @@  static int calc_period_shift(void)
 	if (vm_dirty_bytes)
 		dirty_total = vm_dirty_bytes / PAGE_SIZE;
 	else
-		dirty_total = (vm_dirty_ratio * determine_dirtyable_memory()) /
+		dirty_total = (vm_dirty_ratio * global_dirtyable_memory()) /
 				100;
 	return 2 + ilog2(dirty_total - 1);
 }
@@ -416,47 +457,6 @@  static unsigned long hard_dirty_limit(unsigned long thresh)
 	return max(thresh, global_dirty_limit);
 }
 
-/*
- * global_dirty_limits - background-writeback and dirty-throttling thresholds
- *
- * Calculate the dirty thresholds based on sysctl parameters
- * - vm.dirty_background_ratio  or  vm.dirty_background_bytes
- * - vm.dirty_ratio             or  vm.dirty_bytes
- * The dirty limits will be lifted by 1/4 for PF_LESS_THROTTLE (ie. nfsd) and
- * real-time tasks.
- */
-void global_dirty_limits(unsigned long *pbackground, unsigned long *pdirty)
-{
-	unsigned long background;
-	unsigned long dirty;
-	unsigned long uninitialized_var(available_memory);
-	struct task_struct *tsk;
-
-	if (!vm_dirty_bytes || !dirty_background_bytes)
-		available_memory = determine_dirtyable_memory();
-
-	if (vm_dirty_bytes)
-		dirty = DIV_ROUND_UP(vm_dirty_bytes, PAGE_SIZE);
-	else
-		dirty = (vm_dirty_ratio * available_memory) / 100;
-
-	if (dirty_background_bytes)
-		background = DIV_ROUND_UP(dirty_background_bytes, PAGE_SIZE);
-	else
-		background = (dirty_background_ratio * available_memory) / 100;
-
-	if (background >= dirty)
-		background = dirty / 2;
-	tsk = current;
-	if (tsk->flags & PF_LESS_THROTTLE || rt_task(tsk)) {
-		background += background / 4;
-		dirty += dirty / 4;
-	}
-	*pbackground = background;
-	*pdirty = dirty;
-	trace_global_dirty_state(background, dirty);
-}
-
 /**
  * bdi_dirty_limit - @bdi's share of dirty throttling threshold
  * @bdi: the backing_dev_info to query