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Date:	Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:12:48 -0700
From:	Christoph Hellwig <>
To:	Tim Chen <>
Cc:	Christoph Hellwig <>,
	Al Viro <>,
	suruchi <>, ak <>,
	Dave Hansen <>,
	Matthew Wilcox <>,
	"hubert.nueckel" <>,, "doug.nelson" <>,
	linux-kernel <>,
	linux-fsdevel <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: Re: [Regression 3.16-rc kernel] -55% reduction in throughput for
 OLTP benchmark

On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 04:57:12PM -0700, Tim Chen wrote:
> Christoph, we're glad to report that this patch does fix the problem.
> Wonder if Al or someone can pick it up.  It is a large regression
> that should not be left unfixed for 3.16.

Al has been away for a bit, and I prepared the last VFS pull.  I'll pick
it up for now and either Al or I will send it on before next weekend.

Can I get a tested-by tag from you for the patch?  Can anyone else
please cross check it?  The new total value might be different from
the old size value when we do a short write, but I can't see how
an async write would be a good thing if we had to finish the remainder
using buffered I/O if the old code really allowed that.

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