[V4,3/4] block: queue work on unbound wq

Message ID 91239cde99aaba2715f63db1f88241d9f4a36e13.1364739015.git.viresh.kumar@linaro.org
State Accepted
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Commit Message

Viresh Kumar March 31, 2013, 2:27 p.m.
Block layer uses workqueues for multiple purposes. There is no real dependency
of scheduling these on the cpu which scheduled them.

On a idle system, it is observed that and idle cpu wakes up many times just to
service this work. It would be better if we can schedule it on a cpu which the
scheduler believes to be the most appropriate one.

This patch replaces normal workqueues with UNBOUND versions.

Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
Signed-off-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>
---
 block/blk-core.c |  3 ++-
 block/blk-ioc.c  |  2 +-
 block/genhd.c    | 10 ++++++----
 3 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/block/blk-core.c b/block/blk-core.c
index 492242f..91cd486 100644
--- a/block/blk-core.c
+++ b/block/blk-core.c
@@ -3186,7 +3186,8 @@  int __init blk_dev_init(void)
 
 	/* used for unplugging and affects IO latency/throughput - HIGHPRI */
 	kblockd_workqueue = alloc_workqueue("kblockd",
-					    WQ_MEM_RECLAIM | WQ_HIGHPRI, 0);
+					    WQ_MEM_RECLAIM | WQ_HIGHPRI |
+					    WQ_UNBOUND, 0);
 	if (!kblockd_workqueue)
 		panic("Failed to create kblockd\n");
 
diff --git a/block/blk-ioc.c b/block/blk-ioc.c
index 9c4bb82..5dd576d 100644
--- a/block/blk-ioc.c
+++ b/block/blk-ioc.c
@@ -144,7 +144,7 @@  void put_io_context(struct io_context *ioc)
 	if (atomic_long_dec_and_test(&ioc->refcount)) {
 		spin_lock_irqsave(&ioc->lock, flags);
 		if (!hlist_empty(&ioc->icq_list))
-			schedule_work(&ioc->release_work);
+			queue_work(system_unbound_wq, &ioc->release_work);
 		else
 			free_ioc = true;
 		spin_unlock_irqrestore(&ioc->lock, flags);
diff --git a/block/genhd.c b/block/genhd.c
index a1ed52a..0f4470a 100644
--- a/block/genhd.c
+++ b/block/genhd.c
@@ -1488,9 +1488,10 @@  static void __disk_unblock_events(struct gendisk *disk, bool check_now)
 	intv = disk_events_poll_jiffies(disk);
 	set_timer_slack(&ev->dwork.timer, intv / 4);
 	if (check_now)
-		queue_delayed_work(system_freezable_wq, &ev->dwork, 0);
+		queue_delayed_work(system_freezable_unbound_wq, &ev->dwork, 0);
 	else if (intv)
-		queue_delayed_work(system_freezable_wq, &ev->dwork, intv);
+		queue_delayed_work(system_freezable_unbound_wq, &ev->dwork,
+				intv);
 out_unlock:
 	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&ev->lock, flags);
 }
@@ -1533,7 +1534,7 @@  void disk_flush_events(struct gendisk *disk, unsigned int mask)
 	spin_lock_irq(&ev->lock);
 	ev->clearing |= mask;
 	if (!ev->block)
-		mod_delayed_work(system_freezable_wq, &ev->dwork, 0);
+		mod_delayed_work(system_freezable_unbound_wq, &ev->dwork, 0);
 	spin_unlock_irq(&ev->lock);
 }
 
@@ -1626,7 +1627,8 @@  static void disk_check_events(struct disk_events *ev,
 
 	intv = disk_events_poll_jiffies(disk);
 	if (!ev->block && intv)
-		queue_delayed_work(system_freezable_wq, &ev->dwork, intv);
+		queue_delayed_work(system_freezable_unbound_wq, &ev->dwork,
+				intv);
 
 	spin_unlock_irq(&ev->lock);