Hello Stéphane, or anyone else affected, Accepted zfs-linux into zesty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/zfs- linux/0.6.5.9-5ubuntu4.2 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.
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Thank you in advance! ** Changed in: zfs-linux (Ubuntu Zesty) Status: In Progress => Fix Committed -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel Packages, which is subscribed to zfs-linux in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1567557 Title: Performance degradation of "zfs clone" Status in Native ZFS for Linux: New Status in lxd package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Status in zfs-linux package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in lxd source package in Xenial: New Status in zfs-linux source package in Xenial: In Progress Status in lxd source package in Zesty: New Status in zfs-linux source package in Zesty: Fix Committed Status in lxd source package in Artful: Confirmed Status in zfs-linux source package in Artful: Fix Released Bug description: [SRU Justification] Creating tens of hundreds of clones can be prohibitively slow. The underlying mechanism to gather clone information is using a 16K buffer which limits performance. Also, the initial assumption is to pass in zero sized buffer to the underlying ioctl() to get an idea of the size of the buffer required to fetch information back to userspace. If we bump the initial buffer to a larger size then we reduce the need for two ioctl calls which improves performance. [Fix] Bump initial buffer size from 16K to 256K [Regression Potential] This is minimal as this is just a tweak in the initial buffer size and larger sizes are handled correctly by ZFS since they are normally used on the second ioctl() call once we have established the size of the buffer required from the first ioctl() call. Larger initial buffers just remove the need for the initial size estimation for most cases where the number of clones is less than ~5000. There is a risk that a larger buffer size could lead to a ENOMEM issue when allocating the buffer, but the size of buffer used is still trivial for modern large 64 bit servers running ZFS. [Test case] Create 4000 clones. With the fix this takes 35-40% less time than without the fix. See the example test.sh script as an example of how to create this many clones. ------------------------------------------ I've been running some scale tests for LXD and what I've noticed is that "zfs clone" gets slower and slower as the zfs filesystem is getting busier. It feels like "zfs clone" requires some kind of pool-wide lock or something and so needs for all operations to complete before it can clone a new filesystem. A basic LXD scale test with btrfs vs zfs shows what I mean, see below for the reports. The test is run on a completely dedicated physical server with the pool on a dedicated SSD, the exact same machine and SSD was used for the btrfs test. The zfs filesystem is configured with those settings: - relatime=on - sync=disabled - xattr=sa So it shouldn't be related to pending sync() calls... The workload in this case is ultimately 1024 containers running busybox as their init system and udhcpc grabbing an IP. The problem gets significantly worse if spawning busier containers, say a full Ubuntu system. === zfs === root@edfu:~# /home/ubuntu/lxd-benchmark spawn --count=1024 --image=images:alpine/edge/amd64 --privileged=true Test environment: Server backend: lxd Server version: 2.0.0.rc8 Kernel: Linux Kernel architecture: x86_64 Kernel version: 4.4.0-16-generic Storage backend: zfs Storage version: 5 Container backend: lxc Container version: 2.0.0.rc15 Test variables: Container count: 1024 Container mode: privileged Image: images:alpine/edge/amd64 Batches: 128 Batch size: 8 Remainder: 0 [Apr 3 06:42:51.170] Importing image into local store: 64192037277800298d8c19473c055868e0288b039349b1c6579971fe99fdbac7 [Apr 3 06:42:52.657] Starting the test [Apr 3 06:42:53.994] Started 8 containers in 1.336s [Apr 3 06:42:55.521] Started 16 containers in 2.864s [Apr 3 06:42:58.632] Started 32 containers in 5.975s [Apr 3 06:43:05.399] Started 64 containers in 12.742s [Apr 3 06:43:20.343] Started 128 containers in 27.686s [Apr 3 06:43:57.269] Started 256 containers in 64.612s [Apr 3 06:46:09.112] Started 512 containers in 196.455s [Apr 3 06:58:19.309] Started 1024 containers in 926.652s [Apr 3 06:58:19.309] Test completed in 926.652s === btrfs === Test environment: Server backend: lxd Server version: 2.0.0.rc8 Kernel: Linux Kernel architecture: x86_64 Kernel version: 4.4.0-16-generic Storage backend: btrfs Storage version: 4.4 Container backend: lxc Container version: 2.0.0.rc15 Test variables: Container count: 1024 Container mode: privileged Image: images:alpine/edge/amd64 Batches: 128 Batch size: 8 Remainder: 0 [Apr 3 07:42:12.053] Importing image into local store: 64192037277800298d8c19473c055868e0288b039349b1c6579971fe99fdbac7 [Apr 3 07:42:13.351] Starting the test [Apr 3 07:42:14.793] Started 8 containers in 1.442s [Apr 3 07:42:16.495] Started 16 containers in 3.144s [Apr 3 07:42:19.881] Started 32 containers in 6.530s [Apr 3 07:42:26.798] Started 64 containers in 13.447s [Apr 3 07:42:42.048] Started 128 containers in 28.697s [Apr 3 07:43:13.210] Started 256 containers in 59.859s [Apr 3 07:44:26.238] Started 512 containers in 132.887s [Apr 3 07:47:30.708] Started 1024 containers in 317.357s [Apr 3 07:47:30.708] Test completed in 317.357s To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/zfs/+bug/1567557/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp