Re: [PATCH 6/6] writeback: introducewriteback_control.inodes_written

From: Mel Gorman
Date: Mon Jul 26 2010 - 07:04:22 EST

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 01:09:34PM +0800, Wu Fengguang wrote:
> Introduce writeback_control.inodes_written to count successful
> ->write_inode() calls. A non-zero value means there are some
> progress on writeback, in which case more writeback will be tried.
> This prevents aborting a background writeback work prematually when
> the current set of inodes for IO happen to be metadata-only dirty.
> Signed-off-by: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@xxxxxxxxx>

Seems reasonable.

Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mel@xxxxxxxxx>

Mel Gorman
Part-time Phd Student Linux Technology Center
University of Limerick IBM Dublin Software Lab
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