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authorJens Axboe <axboe@fb.com>2015-04-15 17:05:48 -0600
committerAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>2015-04-24 15:45:28 -0400
commitfe0f07d08ee35fb13d2cb048970072fe4f71ad14 (patch)
treebeb614e8860cfa1791143d01ba17f686304c5caf /fs/inode.c
parent8e3c500594dca9a12c27eb6d77b82e0766879bfd (diff)
direct-io: only inc/dec inode->i_dio_count for file systems
do_blockdev_direct_IO() increments and decrements the inode ->i_dio_count for each IO operation. It does this to protect against truncate of a file. Block devices don't need this sort of protection. For a capable multiqueue setup, this atomic int is the only shared state between applications accessing the device for O_DIRECT, and it presents a scaling wall for that. In my testing, as much as 30% of system time is spent incrementing and decrementing this value. A mixed read/write workload improved from ~2.5M IOPS to ~9.6M IOPS, with better latencies too. Before: clat percentiles (usec): | 1.00th=[ 33], 5.00th=[ 34], 10.00th=[ 34], 20.00th=[ 34], | 30.00th=[ 34], 40.00th=[ 34], 50.00th=[ 35], 60.00th=[ 35], | 70.00th=[ 35], 80.00th=[ 35], 90.00th=[ 37], 95.00th=[ 80], | 99.00th=[ 98], 99.50th=[ 151], 99.90th=[ 155], 99.95th=[ 155], | 99.99th=[ 165] After: clat percentiles (usec): | 1.00th=[ 95], 5.00th=[ 108], 10.00th=[ 129], 20.00th=[ 149], | 30.00th=[ 155], 40.00th=[ 161], 50.00th=[ 167], 60.00th=[ 171], | 70.00th=[ 177], 80.00th=[ 185], 90.00th=[ 201], 95.00th=[ 270], | 99.00th=[ 390], 99.50th=[ 398], 99.90th=[ 418], 99.95th=[ 422], | 99.99th=[ 438] In other setups, Robert Elliott reported seeing good performance improvements: https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/4/3/557 The more applications accessing the device, the worse it gets. Add a new direct-io flags, DIO_SKIP_DIO_COUNT, which tells do_blockdev_direct_IO() that it need not worry about incrementing or decrementing the inode i_dio_count for this caller. Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Cc: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> Cc: Elliott, Robert (Server Storage) <elliott@hp.com> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@fb.com> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/inode.c')
-rw-r--r--fs/inode.c14
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 14 deletions
diff --git a/fs/inode.c b/fs/inode.c
index 94886f9fbb06..ea37cd17b53f 100644
--- a/fs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/inode.c
@@ -1946,20 +1946,6 @@ void inode_dio_wait(struct inode *inode)
EXPORT_SYMBOL(inode_dio_wait);
/*
- * inode_dio_done - signal finish of a direct I/O requests
- * @inode: inode the direct I/O happens on
- *
- * This is called once we've finished processing a direct I/O request,
- * and is used to wake up callers waiting for direct I/O to be quiesced.
- */
-void inode_dio_done(struct inode *inode)
-{
- if (atomic_dec_and_test(&inode->i_dio_count))
- wake_up_bit(&inode->i_state, __I_DIO_WAKEUP);
-}
-EXPORT_SYMBOL(inode_dio_done);
-
-/*
* inode_set_flags - atomically set some inode flags
*
* Note: the caller should be holding i_mutex, or else be sure that

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