mm: Cleanup clearing of BDI_pending bit in bdi_forker_thread()
Jan Kara [Fri, 2 Sep 2011 23:04:09 +0000 (17:04 -0600)]
bdi_forker_thread() clears BDI_pending bit at the end of the main loop.
However clearing of this bit must not be done in some cases which is
handled by calling 'continue' from switch statement. That's kind of
unusual construct and without a good reason so change the function into
more intuitive code flow.

CC: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
CC: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>

mm/backing-dev.c

index d6edf8d..94a047b 100644 (file)
@@ -359,6 +359,17 @@ static unsigned long bdi_longest_inactive(void)
        return max(5UL * 60 * HZ, interval);
 }
 
+/*
+ * Clear pending bit and wakeup anybody waiting for flusher thread creation or
+ * shutdown
+ */
+static void bdi_clear_pending(struct backing_dev_info *bdi)
+{
+       clear_bit(BDI_pending, &bdi->state);
+       smp_mb__after_clear_bit();
+       wake_up_bit(&bdi->state, BDI_pending);
+}
+
 static int bdi_forker_thread(void *ptr)
 {
        struct bdi_writeback *me = ptr;
@@ -469,11 +480,13 @@ static int bdi_forker_thread(void *ptr)
                                spin_unlock_bh(&bdi->wb_lock);
                                wake_up_process(task);
                        }
+                       bdi_clear_pending(bdi);
                        break;
 
                case KILL_THREAD:
                        __set_current_state(TASK_RUNNING);
                        kthread_stop(task);
+                       bdi_clear_pending(bdi);
                        break;
 
                case NO_ACTION:
@@ -489,16 +502,8 @@ static int bdi_forker_thread(void *ptr)
                        else
                                schedule_timeout(msecs_to_jiffies(dirty_writeback_interval * 10));
                        try_to_freeze();
-                       /* Back to the main loop */
-                       continue;
+                       break;
                }
-
-               /*
-                * Clear pending bit and wakeup anybody waiting to tear us down.
-                */
-               clear_bit(BDI_pending, &bdi->state);
-               smp_mb__after_clear_bit();
-               wake_up_bit(&bdi->state, BDI_pending);
        }
 
        return 0;