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authorMinchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>2014-04-07 15:38:21 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-04-07 16:36:02 -0700
commit60a726e33375a1096e85399cfa1327081b4c38be (patch)
tree3316be45cfc8844bdec5e742cac59f1ebc0dab2f /Documentation/blockdev
parentfcfa8d95cacf5cbbe6dee6b8d229fe86142266e0 (diff)
zram: propagate error to user
When we initialized zcomp with single, we couldn't change max_comp_streams without zram reset but current interface doesn't show any error to user and even it changes max_comp_streams's value without any effect so it would make user very confusing. This patch prevents max_comp_streams's change when zcomp was initialized as single zcomp and emit the error to user(ex, echo). [akpm@linux-foundation.org: don't return with the lock held, per Sergey] [fengguang.wu@intel.com: fix coccinelle warnings] Signed-off-by: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org> Cc: Nitin Gupta <ngupta@vflare.org> Cc: Jerome Marchand <jmarchan@redhat.com> Acked-by: Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@intel.com> Cc: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/blockdev')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/blockdev/zram.txt b/Documentation/blockdev/zram.txt
index 2604ffed51db..0595c3f56ccf 100644
--- a/Documentation/blockdev/zram.txt
+++ b/Documentation/blockdev/zram.txt
@@ -37,10 +37,11 @@ Note:
In order to enable compression backend's multi stream support max_comp_streams
must be initially set to desired concurrency level before ZRAM device
initialisation. Once the device initialised as a single stream compression
-backend (max_comp_streams equals to 0) changing the value of max_comp_streams
-will not take any effect, because single stream compression backend implemented
-as a special case and does not support dynamic max_comp_streams. Only multi
-stream backend supports dynamic max_comp_streams adjustment.
+backend (max_comp_streams equals to 1), you will see error if you try to change
+the value of max_comp_streams because single stream compression backend
+implemented as a special case by lock overhead issue and does not support
+dynamic max_comp_streams. Only multi stream backend supports dynamic
+max_comp_streams adjustment.
3) Select compression algorithm
Using comp_algorithm device attribute one can see available and

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