Re: [PATCH 3/4] writeback: replace custom worker poolimplementation with unbound workqueue

From: Jan Kara
Date: Tue Mar 19 2013 - 11:46:09 EST

On Mon 18-03-13 15:35:26, Tejun Heo wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:32:44PM +0100, Jan Kara wrote:
> > I realized there may be one issue - so far we have a clear identification
> > which thread works for which bdi in the thread name (flush-x:y naming).
> > That was useful when debugging things. Now with your worker pool this is
> > lost, am I right? Would it be possible to restore that?
> Unfortunately not directly. It shouldn't be difficult to tell who's
> working on what from workqueue and writeback tracepoints tho.
Well, but what you often get is just output of sysrq-w, or sysrq-t, or
splat from scheduler about stuck task. You often don't have the comfort of
tracing... Can't we somehow change 'comm' of the task when it starts
processing work of some bdi?
Jan Kara <jack@xxxxxxx>
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at