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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 4.14 32/58] bcache: at least try to shrink 1 node in bch_mca_scan()
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On 2019/12/12 11:48 上午, John Stoffel wrote:
>>>>>> "Sasha" == Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org> writes:
>
> Sasha> From: Coly Li <colyli@suse.de>
> Sasha> [ Upstream commit 9fcc34b1a6dd4b8e5337e2b6ef45e428897eca6b ]
>
> Sasha> In bch_mca_scan(), the number of shrinking btree node is calculated
> Sasha> by code like this,
> Sasha> unsigned long nr = sc->nr_to_scan;
>
> Sasha> nr /= c->btree_pages;
> Sasha> nr = min_t(unsigned long, nr, mca_can_free(c));
> Sasha> variable sc->nr_to_scan is number of objects (here is bcache B+tree
> Sasha> nodes' number) to shrink, and pointer variable sc is sent from memory
> Sasha> management code as parametr of a callback.
>
> Sasha> If sc->nr_to_scan is smaller than c->btree_pages, after the above
> Sasha> calculation, variable 'nr' will be 0 and nothing will be shrunk. It is
> Sasha> frequeently observed that only 1 or 2 is set to sc->nr_to_scan and make
> Sasha> nr to be zero. Then bch_mca_scan() will do nothing more then acquiring
> Sasha> and releasing mutex c->bucket_lock.
>
> Sasha> This patch checkes whether nr is 0 after the above calculation, if 0
> Sasha> is the result then set 1 to variable 'n'. Then at least bch_mca_scan()
> Sasha> will try to shrink a single B+tree node.
>
> Sasha> nr /= c->btree_pages;
> Sasha> + if (nr == 0)
> Sasha> + nr = 1;
>
>
> Wouldn't it be even more clear with:
>
> nr /= c->bree_pages || 1;
>
> instead?

No, it is not more clear. At least to me, I may confuse does it mean,
- nr = (nr / c->btree_pages) || 1;
- or nr = nr / (c->btree_pages || 1)

If I don't check C manual, I am not able to tell the correct calculate
at first time.

Thanks.

--

Coly Li

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