Commit 8010c3b6 authored by Jens Axboe's avatar Jens Axboe
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writeback: add comments to bdi_work structure

And document its retriever, get_next_work_item().
Acked-by: default avatarJan Kara <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <>
parent ce5f8e77
......@@ -49,15 +49,15 @@ struct wb_writeback_args {
* Work items for the bdi_writeback threads
struct bdi_work {
struct list_head list;
struct rcu_head rcu_head;
struct list_head list; /* pending work list */
struct rcu_head rcu_head; /* for RCU free/clear of work */
unsigned long seen;
atomic_t pending;
unsigned long seen; /* threads that have seen this work */
atomic_t pending; /* number of threads still to do work */
struct wb_writeback_args args;
struct wb_writeback_args args; /* writeback arguments */
unsigned long state;
unsigned long state; /* flag bits, see WS_* */
enum {
......@@ -758,7 +758,11 @@ static long wb_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb,
* Return the next bdi_work struct that hasn't been processed by this
* wb thread yet
* wb thread yet. ->seen is initially set for each thread that exists
* for this device, when a thread first notices a piece of work it
* clears its bit. Depending on writeback type, the thread will notify
* completion on either receiving the work (WB_SYNC_NONE) or after
* it is done (WB_SYNC_ALL).
static struct bdi_work *get_next_work_item(struct backing_dev_info *bdi,
struct bdi_writeback *wb)
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