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Date:   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:30:50 -0400
From:   "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <>
To:     Jan Kara <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 13/22] jbd2: Drop pointless check from jbd2_journal_stop()

On Fri, Oct 04, 2019 at 12:05:59AM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> If a transaction is larger than journal->j_max_transaction_buffers, that
> is a bug and not a trigger for transaction commit. Also the very next
> attempt to start new handle will start transaction commit anyway. So
> just remove the pointless check. Arguably, we could start transaction
> commit whenever the transaction size is *close* to
> journal->j_max_transaction_buffers. This has a potential to reduce
> latency of the next jbd2_journal_start() at the cost of somewhat smaller
> transactions. However for this to have any effect, it would mean that
> there isn't someone already waiting in jbd2_journal_start() which means
> metadata load for the fs is pretty light anyway so probably this
> optimization is not worth it.
> Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <>

Looks good; feel free to add:

Reviewed-by: Theodore Ts'o <>

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