Commit fa5a734e authored by Andrew Morton's avatar Andrew Morton Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited: take nr_pages arg

Modify balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited() so that it can take a
number-of-pages-which-I-just-dirtied argument.  For msync().

Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 8a143426
......@@ -99,7 +99,15 @@ int dirty_writeback_centisecs_handler(struct ctl_table *, int, struct file *,
void __user *, size_t *, loff_t *);
void page_writeback_init(void);
void balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited(struct address_space *mapping);
void balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr(struct address_space *mapping,
unsigned long nr_pages_dirtied);
static inline void
balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited(struct address_space *mapping)
balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr(mapping, 1);
int pdflush_operation(void (*fn)(unsigned long), unsigned long arg0);
int do_writepages(struct address_space *mapping, struct writeback_control *wbc);
int sync_page_range(struct inode *inode, struct address_space *mapping,
......@@ -256,8 +256,9 @@ static void balance_dirty_pages(struct address_space *mapping)
* balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited - balance dirty memory state
* balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr - balance dirty memory state
* @mapping: address_space which was dirtied
* @nr_pages: number of pages which the caller has just dirtied
* Processes which are dirtying memory should call in here once for each page
* which was newly dirtied. The function will periodically check the system's
......@@ -268,10 +269,12 @@ static void balance_dirty_pages(struct address_space *mapping)
* limit we decrease the ratelimiting by a lot, to prevent individual processes
* from overshooting the limit by (ratelimit_pages) each.
void balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited(struct address_space *mapping)
void balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr(struct address_space *mapping,
unsigned long nr_pages_dirtied)
static DEFINE_PER_CPU(int, ratelimits) = 0;
long ratelimit;
static DEFINE_PER_CPU(unsigned long, ratelimits) = 0;
unsigned long ratelimit;
unsigned long *p;
ratelimit = ratelimit_pages;
if (dirty_exceeded)
......@@ -281,15 +284,18 @@ void balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited(struct address_space *mapping)
* Check the rate limiting. Also, we do not want to throttle real-time
* tasks in balance_dirty_pages(). Period.
if (get_cpu_var(ratelimits)++ >= ratelimit) {
__get_cpu_var(ratelimits) = 0;
p = &__get_cpu_var(ratelimits);
*p += nr_pages_dirtied;
if (unlikely(*p >= ratelimit)) {
*p = 0;
void throttle_vm_writeout(void)
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