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SubjectRe: [git pull] fixes for 3.12-final
On Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 12:53:00AM +0000, Al Viro wrote:

> Maybe... OTOH, that crap really needs doing something only with nfsd on
> filesystems with 64bit inode numbers living on 32bit hosts (i_ino is
> unsigned long, not u32 right now). Hell knows; I'm somewhat concerned about
> setups like e.g. ext2 on VIA C7 mini-itx boxen (and yes, I do have such
> beasts). FWIW, the whole area around iget_locked() needs profiling;
> in particular, I really wonder if this
> spin_lock(&inode->i_lock);
> if (inode->i_ino != ino) {
> spin_unlock(&inode->i_lock);
> continue;
> }
> if (inode->i_sb != sb) {
> spin_unlock(&inode->i_lock);
> continue;
> }
> makes any sense; both ->i_ino and ->i_sb are assign-once and assigned before
> the sucker gets inserted into hash, so inode_hash_lock provides all barriers
> we need here. Sure, we want to grab ->i_lock for this:
> if (inode->i_state & (I_FREEING|I_WILL_FREE)) {
> __wait_on_freeing_inode(inode);
> goto repeat;
> }
> __iget(inode);
> spin_unlock(&inode->i_lock);
> but that's once per find_inode{_fast,}(), not once per inode in hash chain
> being traversed...
> And picking them from dentries is fine, but every time we associate an inode
> with dentry, we end up walking the hash chain in icache and the time we
> spend in that loop can get sensitive - we are holding a system-wide lock,
> after all (and the way it's implemented right now, we end up touching
> a cacheline in a bunch of struct inode for no good reason).

FWIW, not taking ->i_lock there definitely looks like a good thing. As for
64bit ->i_ino itself... Looks like the main problem is the shitload of
printks - the actual uses of ->i_ino are fine, but these suckers create
a lot of noise. So for now I'm going with Bruce's variant; 64bit i_ino
doesn't look too bad (even on i386, actually), but it'll have to wait
until 3.14. Too noisy and late in this cycle...

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