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Date:   Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:55:05 -0400
From:   Waiman Long <>
To:     Alexander Viro <>,
        Jonathan Corbet <>
        "Luis R. Rodriguez" <>,
        Kees Cook <>,
        Linus Torvalds <>,
        Jan Kara <>,
        "Paul E. McKenney" <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        Miklos Szeredi <>,
        Matthew Wilcox <>,
        Larry Woodman <>,
        James Bottomley <>,
        "Wangkai (Kevin C)" <>,
        Michal Hocko <>,
        Waiman Long <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 2/4] fs: Don't need to put list_lru into its own cacheline

The list_lru structure is essentially just a pointer to a table of
per-node LRU lists. Even if CONFIG_MEMCG_KMEM is defined, the list
field is just used for LRU list registration and shrinker_id is set
at initialization. Those fields won't need to be touched that often.

So there is no point to make the list_lru structures to sit in their
own cachelines.

Signed-off-by: Waiman Long <>
 include/linux/fs.h | 9 +++++----
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/fs.h b/include/linux/fs.h
index 3332270..fd4cd8a 100644
--- a/include/linux/fs.h
+++ b/include/linux/fs.h
@@ -1443,11 +1443,12 @@ struct super_block {
 	struct user_namespace *s_user_ns;
-	 * Keep the lru lists last in the structure so they always sit on their
-	 * own individual cachelines.
+	 * The list_lru structure is essentially just a pointer to a table
+	 * of per-node lru lists, each of which has its own spinlock.
+	 * There is no need to put them into separate cachelines.
-	struct list_lru		s_dentry_lru ____cacheline_aligned_in_smp;
-	struct list_lru		s_inode_lru ____cacheline_aligned_in_smp;
+	struct list_lru		s_dentry_lru;
+	struct list_lru		s_inode_lru;
 	struct rcu_head		rcu;
 	struct work_struct	destroy_work;

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