On Mon, 14 Mar 2005, Stephan Uphoff wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-03-14 at 21:38, Jeff Roberson wrote:
> > I have a patch at http://www.chesapeake.net/~jroberson/freevnodes.diff
> > that allows us to start reclaiming vnodes from the free list and release
> > their memory. It also changes the semantics of wantfreevnodes, and makes
> > getnewvnode() much prettier.
> >
> > The changes attempt to keep some number of vnodes, currently 2.5% of
> > desiredvnodes, that are free in memory. Free vnodes are vnodes which
> > have no references or pages in memory. For example, if an application
> > simply stat's a vnode, it will end up on the free list at the end of the
> > operation. The algorithm that is currently in place will immediately
> > recycle these vnodes once there is enough pressure, which will cause us to
> > do a full lookup and reread the inode, etc. as soon as it is stat'd again.
> >
> > This also removes the recycling from the getnewvnode() path. Instead, it
> > is done by a new helper function that is called from vnlru_proc(). This
> > function just frees vnodes from the head of the list until we reach our
> > wantfreevnodes target.
> >
> > I haven't perf tested this yet, but I have a box that is doing a
> > buildworld with a fairly constant freevnodes count which shows that vnodes
> > are actually being uma_zfree'd.
> >
> > Comments? Anyone willing to do some perf tests for me?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jeff

>
> Just looked at the raw diff and might have missed it - how are the
> parent directory "name" cache entries ( vnode fields v_dd, v_ddid)
> handled?


Just as they were before, by calling cache_purge.

>
> Thanks,
> Stephan
>

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