mm: lockless pagecache
authorNick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:45:31 +0000 (19:45 -0700)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Sat, 26 Jul 2008 19:00:06 +0000 (12:00 -0700)
commita60637c85893e7191faaafa6a72e197c24386727
treefa3ec63f505e64d3b4a2be4efd9a5314ab5f6234
parente286781d5f2e9c846e012a39653a166e9d31777d
mm: lockless pagecache

Combine page_cache_get_speculative with lockless radix tree lookups to
introduce lockless page cache lookups (ie.  no mapping->tree_lock on the
read-side).

The only atomicity changes this introduces is that the gang pagecache
lookup functions now behave as if they are implemented with multiple
find_get_page calls, rather than operating on a snapshot of the pages.  In
practice, this atomicity guarantee is not used anyway, and it is to
replace individual lookups, so these semantics are natural.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com>
Reviewed-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
mm/filemap.c