[PATCH] replace kupdate and bdflush with pdflush
authorAndrew Morton <akpm@zip.com.au>
Wed, 10 Apr 2002 04:30:06 +0000 (21:30 -0700)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@penguin.transmeta.com>
Wed, 10 Apr 2002 04:30:06 +0000 (21:30 -0700)
commit9d78e51bbbecd38045bf0d3929bd57249b8659e8
tree07b73b4d293b125bbbf450c0ea463c356f932869
parentefa1c8b5f358f105122ad7ef2c47a2474098ce4a
[PATCH] replace kupdate and bdflush with pdflush

Pretty simple.

- use a timer to kick off a pdflush thread every five seconds
  to run the kupdate code.

- wakeup_bdflush() kicks off a pdflush thread to run the current
  bdflush function.

There's some loss of functionality here - the ability to tune
the writeback periods.  The numbers are hardwired at present.
But the intent is that buffer-based writeback disappears
altogether.  New mechanisms for tuning the writeback will
need to be introduced.
fs/buffer.c