Patchwork [1/2] jbd2: don't wake kjournald unnecessarily

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Submitter Theodore Ts'o
Date Jan. 30, 2013, 5:39 a.m.
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Permalink /patch/216768/
State Superseded
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Theodore Ts'o - Jan. 30, 2013, 5:39 a.m.
Don't send an extra wakeup to kjournald in the case where we
already have the proper target in j_commit_request, i.e. that
transaction has already been requested for commit.

commit deeeaf13 "jbd2: fix fsync() tid wraparound bug" changed
the logic leading to a wakeup, but it caused some extra wakeups
which were found to lead to a measurable performance regression.

Reported-by: Eric Sandeen <>
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <>
Cc: Eric Sandeen <>
Cc: Sedat Dilek <>


I think this might be clearer than the patch which you proposed; what do
you think?

 fs/jbd2/journal.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)


diff --git a/fs/jbd2/journal.c b/fs/jbd2/journal.c
index dbf41f9..1a80e31 100644
--- a/fs/jbd2/journal.c
+++ b/fs/jbd2/journal.c
@@ -513,6 +513,10 @@  int __jbd2_log_space_left(journal_t *journal)
 int __jbd2_log_start_commit(journal_t *journal, tid_t target)
+	/* Return if the txn has already requested to be committed */
+	if (journal->j_commit_request == target)
+		return 0;
 	 * The only transaction we can possibly wait upon is the
 	 * currently running transaction (if it exists).  Otherwise,