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  • Linux 5.3 Is Another Busy Kernel Merge Window Even For The Summer Months

    Phoronix: Linux 5.3 Is Another Busy Kernel Merge Window Even For The Summer Months

    While just being a few days into the two-week long merge window for Linux 5.3, it's certainly another busy cycle even when considering the summer months tend to be a bit slower for developers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-5.3-Other-PRs

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    > ext4: use jbd2_inode dirty range scoping woo! I've been looking forward to this one. > The easiest way to cause this type of workload is do just dd from /dev/zero to a file until it fills the entire filesystem. This can cause journal_finish_inode_data_buffers() to wait for the duration of the entire dd operation. I.e. `dd`, or file copies, can cause fsync() to delay indefinitely. My Firefox install really doesn't like that - the UI remains responsive, but it really delays page loads. Running this test on a mechanical HDD, the patch really helps.

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