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    GFS2: Use RCU for glock hash table · bc015cb8
    Steven Whitehouse authored
    This has a number of advantages:
    
     - Reduces contention on the hash table lock
     - Makes the code smaller and simpler
     - Should speed up glock dumps when under load
     - Removes ref count changing in examine_bucket
     - No longer need hash chain lock in glock_put() in common case
    
    There are some further changes which this enables and which
    we may do in the future. One is to look at using SLAB_RCU,
    and another is to look at using a per-cpu counter for the
    per-sb glock counter, since that is touched twice in the
    lifetime of each glock (but only used at umount time).
    Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>
    Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
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