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[dm-devel] [2.6.22-rc1-mm1 PATCH] dm-raid1-clear-region-outside-spinlock.patch


>From drivers/md/dm-log.h:
         * Mark an area as clean or dirty.  These functions may
         * block, though for performance reasons blocking should
         * be extremely rare (eg, allocating another chunk of
         * memory for some reason).
        void (*mark_region)(struct dirty_log *log, region_t region);
        void (*clear_region)(struct dirty_log *log, region_t region);

These function rarely block, but they could.  Would be a good idea
to move the clear_region call in rh_update_states outside the
spin lock.

Index: linux-2.6.21-mm1/drivers/md/dm-raid1.c
--- linux-2.6.21-mm1.orig/drivers/md/dm-raid1.c
+++ linux-2.6.21-mm1/drivers/md/dm-raid1.c
@@ -378,10 +378,8 @@ static void rh_update_states(struct regi
 		list_splice(&rh->clean_regions, &clean);
-		list_for_each_entry (reg, &clean, list) {
-			rh->log->type->clear_region(rh->log, reg->key);
+		list_for_each_entry (reg, &clean, list)
-		}
 	if (!list_empty(&rh->recovered_regions)) {
@@ -405,10 +403,12 @@ static void rh_update_states(struct regi
 		mempool_free(reg, rh->region_pool);
-	rh->log->type->flush(rh->log);
-	list_for_each_entry_safe (reg, next, &clean, list)
+	list_for_each_entry_safe (reg, next, &clean, list) {
+		rh->log->type->clear_region(rh->log, reg->key);
 		mempool_free(reg, rh->region_pool);
+	}
+	rh->log->type->flush(rh->log);
 static void rh_inc(struct region_hash *rh, region_t region)

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