jbd: use WRITE_SYNC_PLUG instead of WRITE_SYNC
Jens Axboe [Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:48:04 +0000 (14:48 +0200)]
When you are going to be submitting several sync writes, we want to
give the IO scheduler a chance to merge some of them. Instead of
using the implicitly unplugging WRITE_SYNC variant, use WRITE_SYNC_PLUG
and rely on sync_buffer() doing the unplug when someone does a
wait_on_buffer()/lock_buffer().

Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

fs/jbd/commit.c

index f8077b9..a8e8513 100644 (file)
@@ -351,8 +351,13 @@ void journal_commit_transaction(journal_t *journal)
        spin_lock(&journal->j_state_lock);
        commit_transaction->t_state = T_LOCKED;
 
+       /*
+        * Use plugged writes here, since we want to submit several before
+        * we unplug the device. We don't do explicit unplugging in here,
+        * instead we rely on sync_buffer() doing the unplug for us.
+        */
        if (commit_transaction->t_synchronous_commit)
-               write_op = WRITE_SYNC;
+               write_op = WRITE_SYNC_PLUG;
        spin_lock(&commit_transaction->t_handle_lock);
        while (commit_transaction->t_updates) {
                DEFINE_WAIT(wait);