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authorDave Chinner <>2010-07-07 13:24:06 +1000
committerJens Axboe <>2010-08-07 18:24:23 +0200
commit455b2864686d3591b3b2f39eb46290c95f76471f (patch)
treeb88059e3691fc5ad4491518e9eb1f1f2ba21711a /mm/backing-dev.c
parenta89f5c899db3c6be4bb426e4efb72ecee29a93b5 (diff)
writeback: Initial tracing support
Trace queue/sched/exec parts of the writeback loop. This provides insight into when and why flusher threads are scheduled to run. e.g a sync invocation leaves traces like: sync-[...]: writeback_queue: bdi 8:0: sb_dev 8:1 nr_pages=7712 sync_mode=0 kupdate=0 range_cyclic=0 background=0 flush-8:0-[...]: writeback_exec: bdi 8:0: sb_dev 8:1 nr_pages=7712 sync_mode=0 kupdate=0 range_cyclic=0 background=0 This also lays the foundation for adding more writeback tracing to provide deeper insight into the whole writeback path. The original tracing code is from Jens Axboe, though this version is a rewrite as a result of the code being traced changing significantly. Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/backing-dev.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/mm/backing-dev.c b/mm/backing-dev.c
index bceac647e4d1..ac78a3336181 100644
--- a/mm/backing-dev.c
+++ b/mm/backing-dev.c
@@ -10,6 +10,7 @@
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/writeback.h>
#include <linux/device.h>
+#include <trace/events/writeback.h>
static atomic_long_t bdi_seq = ATOMIC_LONG_INIT(0);
@@ -518,6 +519,7 @@ int bdi_register(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, struct device *parent,
bdi_debug_register(bdi, dev_name(dev));
set_bit(BDI_registered, &bdi->state);
+ trace_writeback_bdi_register(bdi);
return ret;
@@ -578,6 +580,7 @@ static void bdi_prune_sb(struct backing_dev_info *bdi)
void bdi_unregister(struct backing_dev_info *bdi)
if (bdi->dev) {
+ trace_writeback_bdi_unregister(bdi);
if (!bdi_cap_flush_forker(bdi))