[v6,04/16] mm: Tweak readahead loop slightly
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Message ID 20200217184613.19668-6-willy@infradead.org
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  • Change readahead API
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Matthew Wilcox Feb. 17, 2020, 6:45 p.m. UTC
From: "Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <willy@infradead.org>

Eliminate the page_offset variable which was just confusing;
record the start of each consecutive run of pages in the
readahead_control, and move the 'kick off a fresh batch' code to
the end of the function for easier use in the next patch.

Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) <willy@infradead.org>
---
 mm/readahead.c | 31 +++++++++++++++++++------------
 1 file changed, 19 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

Comments

John Hubbard Feb. 18, 2020, 10:57 p.m. UTC | #1
On 2/17/20 10:45 AM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> From: "Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <willy@infradead.org>
> 
> Eliminate the page_offset variable which was just confusing;
> record the start of each consecutive run of pages in the


OK...presumably for the benefit of a following patch, since it is not 
actually consumed in this patch.

> readahead_control, and move the 'kick off a fresh batch' code to
> the end of the function for easier use in the next patch.


That last bit was actually done in the previous patch, rather than this
one, right?

> 
> Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) <willy@infradead.org>
> ---
>  mm/readahead.c | 31 +++++++++++++++++++------------
>  1 file changed, 19 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/readahead.c b/mm/readahead.c
> index 15329309231f..74791b96013f 100644
> --- a/mm/readahead.c
> +++ b/mm/readahead.c
> @@ -154,7 +154,6 @@ void __do_page_cache_readahead(struct address_space *mapping,
>  		unsigned long lookahead_size)
>  {
>  	struct inode *inode = mapping->host;
> -	struct page *page;
>  	unsigned long end_index;	/* The last page we want to read */
>  	LIST_HEAD(page_pool);
>  	int page_idx;
> @@ -163,6 +162,7 @@ void __do_page_cache_readahead(struct address_space *mapping,
>  	struct readahead_control rac = {
>  		.mapping = mapping,
>  		.file = filp,
> +		._start = offset,
>  		._nr_pages = 0,
>  	};
>  
> @@ -175,32 +175,39 @@ void __do_page_cache_readahead(struct address_space *mapping,
>  	 * Preallocate as many pages as we will need.
>  	 */
>  	for (page_idx = 0; page_idx < nr_to_read; page_idx++) {
> -		pgoff_t page_offset = offset + page_idx;


You know...this ends up incrementing offset each time through the
loop, so yes, the behavior is the same as when using "offset + page_idx".
However, now it's a little harder to see that.

IMHO the page_offset variable is not actually a bad thing, here. I'd rather
keep it, all other things being equal (and I don't see any other benefits
here: line count is the same, for example).

What do you think?


thanks,
John Hubbard Feb. 18, 2020, 11 p.m. UTC | #2
On 2/18/20 2:57 PM, John Hubbard wrote:
> On 2/17/20 10:45 AM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>> From: "Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <willy@infradead.org>
>>
>> Eliminate the page_offset variable which was just confusing;
>> record the start of each consecutive run of pages in the
> 
> 

Darn it, I incorrectly reviewed the N/16 patch, instead of the N/19, for 
this one. I thought I had deleted all those! Let me try again with the
correct patch, sorry!!

thanks,

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diff --git a/mm/readahead.c b/mm/readahead.c
index 15329309231f..74791b96013f 100644
--- a/mm/readahead.c
+++ b/mm/readahead.c
@@ -154,7 +154,6 @@  void __do_page_cache_readahead(struct address_space *mapping,
 		unsigned long lookahead_size)
 {
 	struct inode *inode = mapping->host;
-	struct page *page;
 	unsigned long end_index;	/* The last page we want to read */
 	LIST_HEAD(page_pool);
 	int page_idx;
@@ -163,6 +162,7 @@  void __do_page_cache_readahead(struct address_space *mapping,
 	struct readahead_control rac = {
 		.mapping = mapping,
 		.file = filp,
+		._start = offset,
 		._nr_pages = 0,
 	};
 
@@ -175,32 +175,39 @@  void __do_page_cache_readahead(struct address_space *mapping,
 	 * Preallocate as many pages as we will need.
 	 */
 	for (page_idx = 0; page_idx < nr_to_read; page_idx++) {
-		pgoff_t page_offset = offset + page_idx;
+		struct page *page;
 
-		if (page_offset > end_index)
+		if (offset > end_index)
 			break;
 
-		page = xa_load(&mapping->i_pages, page_offset);
+		page = xa_load(&mapping->i_pages, offset);
 		if (page && !xa_is_value(page)) {
 			/*
-			 * Page already present?  Kick off the current batch of
-			 * contiguous pages before continuing with the next
-			 * batch.
+			 * Page already present?  Kick off the current batch
+			 * of contiguous pages before continuing with the
+			 * next batch.  This page may be the one we would
+			 * have intended to mark as Readahead, but we don't
+			 * have a stable reference to this page, and it's
+			 * not worth getting one just for that.
 			 */
-			if (readahead_count(&rac))
-				read_pages(&rac, &page_pool, gfp_mask);
-			rac._nr_pages = 0;
-			continue;
+			goto read;
 		}
 
 		page = __page_cache_alloc(gfp_mask);
 		if (!page)
 			break;
-		page->index = page_offset;
+		page->index = offset;
 		list_add(&page->lru, &page_pool);
 		if (page_idx == nr_to_read - lookahead_size)
 			SetPageReadahead(page);
 		rac._nr_pages++;
+		offset++;
+		continue;
+read:
+		if (readahead_count(&rac))
+			read_pages(&rac, &page_pool, gfp_mask);
+		rac._nr_pages = 0;
+		rac._start = ++offset;
 	}
 
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