READ_CACHE_PAGES(9) Memory Management in Linux READ_CACHE_PAGES(9)NAME
read_cache_pages - populate an address space with some pages & start reads against them
int read_cache_pages(struct address_space * mapping, struct list_head * pages, int (*filler) (void *, struct page *), void * data);
The address of a list_head which contains the target pages. These pages have their ->index populated and are otherwise uninitialised.
callback routine for filling a single page.
private data for the callback routine.
Hides the details of the LRU cache etc from the filesystems.
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WRITE_CACHE_PAGES(9) Memory Management in Linux WRITE_CACHE_PAGES(9)NAME
write_cache_pages - walk the list of dirty pages of the given address space and write all of them.
int write_cache_pages(struct address_space * mapping, struct writeback_control * wbc, writepage_t writepage, void * data);
address space structure to write
subtract the number of written pages from *wbc->nr_to_write
function called for each page
data passed to writepage function
If a page is already under I/O, write_cache_pages skips it, even if it's dirty. This is desirable behaviour for memory-cleaning writeback,
but it is INCORRECT for data-integrity system calls such as fsync. fsync and msync need to guarantee that all the data which was dirty at
the time the call was made get new I/O started against them. If wbc->sync_mode is WB_SYNC_ALL then we were called for data integrity and we
must wait for existing IO to complete.
To avoid livelocks (when other process dirties new pages), we first tag pages which should be written back with TOWRITE tag and only then
start writing them. For data-integrity sync we have to be careful so that we do not miss some pages (e.g., because some other process has
cleared TOWRITE tag we set). The rule we follow is that TOWRITE tag can be cleared only by the process clearing the DIRTY tag (and
submitting the page for IO).
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