Re: [PATCH] dio: lock refcount operations
From: Jeff Moyer
Date: Fri Oct 27 2006 - 19:03:52 EST
==> Regarding Re: [PATCH] dio: lock refcount operations; Zach Brown <zach.brown@xxxxxxxxxx> adds:
>> I don't believe that this can happen.
zach.brown> Yeah, I think my brain made the leap to spurious wake-ups from
zach.brown> hashed wait queues. Which aren't being used :). As long as
zach.brown> it's a private wait queue and sleeps and sleeps with
zach.brown> UNINTERRUPTIBLE it seems ok.
zach.brown> Do you think the cleanup shouldn't be done? It seems easier to
zach.brown> understand after the patch, and makes dio_await_one() pretty
zach.brown> darn straight forward.
The patch looks sane to me, and I appreciate all of your comments in the
zach.brown> The addition of the interrupt masking spin lock acquiry in
zach.brown> dio_bio_submit() looks alarming. This lock acquiry existed in
zach.brown> that path before the recent dio completion patch set. We
zach.brown> shouldn't expect significant performance regression from
zach.brown> returning to the behaviour that existed before the completion
zach.brown> clean up work.
Are you going to quantify this at all? I think we should.
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