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[4/5] mm/writeback: Throttle based on page writeback instead of congestion

Message ID 20210920085436.20939-5-mgorman@techsingularity.net (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series Remove dependency on congestion_wait in mm/ | expand

Commit Message

Mel Gorman Sept. 20, 2021, 8:54 a.m. UTC
do_writepages throttles on congestion if the writepages() fails due to a
lack of memory but congestion_wait() is partially broken as the congestion
state is not updated for all BDIs.

This patch stalls waiting for a number of pages to complete writeback
that located on the local node. The main weakness is that there is no
correlation between the location of the inode's pages and locality but
that is still better than congestion_wait.

Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
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 mm/page-writeback.c | 11 +++++++++--
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/mm/page-writeback.c b/mm/page-writeback.c
index 4812a17b288c..f34f54fcd5b4 100644
--- a/mm/page-writeback.c
+++ b/mm/page-writeback.c
@@ -2366,8 +2366,15 @@  int do_writepages(struct address_space *mapping, struct writeback_control *wbc)
 			ret = generic_writepages(mapping, wbc);
 		if ((ret != -ENOMEM) || (wbc->sync_mode != WB_SYNC_ALL))
 			break;
-		cond_resched();
-		congestion_wait(BLK_RW_ASYNC, HZ/50);
+
+		/*
+		 * Lacking an allocation context or the locality or writeback
+		 * state of any of the inode's pages, throttle based on
+		 * writeback activity on the local node. It's as good a
+		 * guess as any.
+		 */
+		reclaim_throttle(NODE_DATA(numa_node_id()),
+			VMSCAN_THROTTLE_WRITEBACK, HZ/50);
 	}
 	/*
 	 * Usually few pages are written by now from those we've just submitted