lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:07:00 +0100
From:   Matthew Wilcox <>
To:     Zhaoyang Huang <>
Cc:     Roman Gushchin <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Zhaoyang Huang <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm : update ra->ra_pages if it's NOT equal to

On Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 02:43:55AM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 09:30:11AM +0800, Zhaoyang Huang wrote:
> > file->f_ra->ra_pages will remain the initialized value since it opend, which may
> > be NOT equal to bdi->ra_pages as the latter one is updated somehow(etc,
> > echo xxx > /sys/block/dm/queue/read_ahead_kb).So sync ra->ra_pages to the
> > updated value when sync read.
> It still ignores the work done by shrink_readahead_size_eio()

... by the way, if you're trying to update one particular file's readahead
state, you can just call fadvise(POSIX_FADV_NORMAL) on it.

If you want to update every open file's ra_pages by writing to sysfs,
then just no.  We don't do that.

You haven't said what problem you're facing, so I really can't be more

Powered by blists - more mailing lists