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    Btrfs: allow block group cache writeout outside critical section in commit · 1bbc621e
    Chris Mason authored
    
    
    We loop through all of the dirty block groups during commit and write
    the free space cache.  In order to make sure the cache is currect, we do
    this while no other writers are allowed in the commit.
    
    If a large number of block groups are dirty, this can introduce long
    stalls during the final stages of the commit, which can block new procs
    trying to change the filesystem.
    
    This commit changes the block group cache writeout to take appropriate
    locks and allow it to run earlier in the commit.  We'll still have to
    redo some of the block groups, but it means we can get most of the work
    out of the way without blocking the entire FS.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarChris Mason <clm@fb.com>
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