Commit 2fad6f5d authored by Wu Fengguang's avatar Wu Fengguang Committed by Linus Torvalds
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readahead: enforce full readahead size on async mmap readahead

We need this in one particular case and two more general ones.

Now we do async readahead for sequential mmap reads, and do it with the
help of PG_readahead.  For normal reads, PG_readahead is the sufficient
condition to do a sequential readahead.  But unfortunately, for mmap
reads, there is a tiny nuisance:

[11736.998347] readahead-init0(process: sh/23926, file: sda1/w3m, offset=0:4503599627370495, ra=0+4-3) = 4
[11737.014985] readahead-around(process: w3m/23926, file: sda1/w3m, offset=0:0, ra=290+32-0) = 17
[11737.019488] readahead-around(process: w3m/23926, file: sda1/w3m, offset=0:0, ra=118+32-0) = 32
[11737.024921] readahead-interleaved(process: w3m/23926, file: sda1/w3m, offset=0:2, ra=4+6-6) = 6
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

An unfavorably small readahead.  The original dumb read-around size could
be more efficient.

That happened because does a read(832) in L1 before mmap(),
which triggers a 4-page readahead, with the second page tagged

L0: open("/lib/", O_RDONLY)        = 3
L1: read(3, "\177ELF\2\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0>\0\1\0\0\0\340\342"..., 832) = 832
L2: fstat(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=1420624, ...}) = 0
L3: mmap(NULL, 3527256, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0) = 0x7fac6e51d000
L4: mprotect(0x7fac6e671000, 2097152, PROT_NONE) = 0
L5: mmap(0x7fac6e871000, 20480, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0x154000) = 0x7fac6e871000
L6: mmap(0x7fac6e876000, 16984, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x7fac6e876000
L7: close(3)                                = 0

In general, the PG_readahead flag will also be hit in cases

- sequential reads

- clustered random reads

A full readahead size is desirable in both cases.

Cc: Nick Piggin <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarWu Fengguang <>
Cc: Ying Han <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 70ac23cf
......@@ -1516,7 +1516,8 @@ static void do_async_mmap_readahead(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
if (ra->mmap_miss > 0)
if (PageReadahead(page))
page_cache_async_readahead(mapping, ra, file, page, offset, 1);
page_cache_async_readahead(mapping, ra, file,
page, offset, ra->ra_pages);
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