md: reduce CPU wastage on idle md array with a write-intent bitmap
NeilBrown [Tue, 4 Mar 2008 22:29:30 +0000 (14:29 -0800)]
On an md array with a write-intent bitmap, a thread wakes up every few seconds
and scans the bitmap looking for work to do.  If the array is idle, there will
be no work to do, but a lot of scanning is done to discover this.

So cache the fact that the bitmap is completely clean, and avoid scanning the
whole bitmap when the cache is known to be clean.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

drivers/md/bitmap.c
include/linux/raid/bitmap.h

index 7aeceed..831aed9 100644 (file)
@@ -1047,6 +1047,11 @@ void bitmap_daemon_work(struct bitmap *bitmap)
        if (time_before(jiffies, bitmap->daemon_lastrun + bitmap->daemon_sleep*HZ))
                return;
        bitmap->daemon_lastrun = jiffies;
+       if (bitmap->allclean) {
+               bitmap->mddev->thread->timeout = MAX_SCHEDULE_TIMEOUT;
+               return;
+       }
+       bitmap->allclean = 1;
 
        for (j = 0; j < bitmap->chunks; j++) {
                bitmap_counter_t *bmc;
@@ -1068,8 +1073,10 @@ void bitmap_daemon_work(struct bitmap *bitmap)
                                        clear_page_attr(bitmap, page, BITMAP_PAGE_NEEDWRITE);
 
                                spin_unlock_irqrestore(&bitmap->lock, flags);
-                               if (need_write)
+                               if (need_write) {
                                        write_page(bitmap, page, 0);
+                                       bitmap->allclean = 0;
+                               }
                                continue;
                        }
 
@@ -1098,6 +1105,9 @@ void bitmap_daemon_work(struct bitmap *bitmap)
 /*
   if (j < 100) printk("bitmap: j=%lu, *bmc = 0x%x\n", j, *bmc);
 */
+                       if (*bmc)
+                               bitmap->allclean = 0;
+
                        if (*bmc == 2) {
                                *bmc=1; /* maybe clear the bit next time */
                                set_page_attr(bitmap, page, BITMAP_PAGE_CLEAN);
@@ -1132,6 +1142,8 @@ void bitmap_daemon_work(struct bitmap *bitmap)
                }
        }
 
+       if (bitmap->allclean == 0)
+               bitmap->mddev->thread->timeout = bitmap->daemon_sleep * HZ;
 }
 
 static bitmap_counter_t *bitmap_get_counter(struct bitmap *bitmap,
@@ -1226,6 +1238,7 @@ int bitmap_startwrite(struct bitmap *bitmap, sector_t offset, unsigned long sect
                        sectors -= blocks;
                else sectors = 0;
        }
+       bitmap->allclean = 0;
        return 0;
 }
 
@@ -1296,6 +1309,7 @@ int bitmap_start_sync(struct bitmap *bitmap, sector_t offset, int *blocks,
                }
        }
        spin_unlock_irq(&bitmap->lock);
+       bitmap->allclean = 0;
        return rv;
 }
 
@@ -1332,6 +1346,7 @@ void bitmap_end_sync(struct bitmap *bitmap, sector_t offset, int *blocks, int ab
        }
  unlock:
        spin_unlock_irqrestore(&bitmap->lock, flags);
+       bitmap->allclean = 0;
 }
 
 void bitmap_close_sync(struct bitmap *bitmap)
@@ -1399,7 +1414,7 @@ static void bitmap_set_memory_bits(struct bitmap *bitmap, sector_t offset, int n
                set_page_attr(bitmap, page, BITMAP_PAGE_CLEAN);
        }
        spin_unlock_irq(&bitmap->lock);
-
+       bitmap->allclean = 0;
 }
 
 /* dirty the memory and file bits for bitmap chunks "s" to "e" */
index e51b531..47fbcba 100644 (file)
@@ -235,6 +235,8 @@ struct bitmap {
 
        unsigned long flags;
 
+       int allclean;
+
        unsigned long max_write_behind; /* write-behind mode */
        atomic_t behind_writes;