On Tue 20-09-16 16:57:46, Josef Bacik wrote:
> Btrfs has no bounds except memory on the amount of dirty memory that we have 
> in
> use for metadata.  Historically we have used a special inode so we could take
> advantage of the balance_dirty_pages throttling that comes with using 
> pagecache.
> However as we'd like to support different blocksizes it would be nice to not
> have to rely on pagecache, but still get the balance_dirty_pages throttling
> without having to do it ourselves.
> 
> So introduce *METADATA_DIRTY_BYTES and *METADATA_WRITEBACK_BYTES.  These are
> zone and bdi_writeback counters to keep track of how many bytes we have in
> flight for METADATA.  We need to count in bytes as blocksizes could be
> percentages of pagesize.  We simply convert the bytes to number of pages where
> it is needed for the throttling.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Josef Bacik <jba...@fb.com>
> ---
>  arch/tile/mm/pgtable.c           |   3 +-
>  drivers/base/node.c              |   6 ++
>  fs/fs-writeback.c                |   2 +
>  fs/proc/meminfo.c                |   5 ++
>  include/linux/backing-dev-defs.h |   2 +
>  include/linux/mm.h               |   9 +++
>  include/linux/mmzone.h           |   2 +
>  include/trace/events/writeback.h |  13 +++-
>  mm/backing-dev.c                 |   5 ++
>  mm/page-writeback.c              | 157 
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
>  mm/page_alloc.c                  |  16 +++-
>  mm/vmscan.c                      |   4 +-
>  12 files changed, 200 insertions(+), 24 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/tile/mm/pgtable.c b/arch/tile/mm/pgtable.c
> index 7cc6ee7..9543468 100644
> --- a/arch/tile/mm/pgtable.c
> +++ b/arch/tile/mm/pgtable.c
> @@ -44,12 +44,13 @@ void show_mem(unsigned int filter)
>  {
>       struct zone *zone;
>  
> -     pr_err("Active:%lu inactive:%lu dirty:%lu writeback:%lu unstable:%lu 
> free:%lu\n slab:%lu mapped:%lu pagetables:%lu bounce:%lu pagecache:%lu 
> swap:%lu\n",
> +     pr_err("Active:%lu inactive:%lu dirty:%lu metadata_dirty:%lu 
> writeback:%lu unstable:%lu free:%lu\n slab:%lu mapped:%lu pagetables:%lu 
> bounce:%lu pagecache:%lu swap:%lu\n",
>              (global_node_page_state(NR_ACTIVE_ANON) +
>               global_node_page_state(NR_ACTIVE_FILE)),
>              (global_node_page_state(NR_INACTIVE_ANON) +
>               global_node_page_state(NR_INACTIVE_FILE)),
>              global_node_page_state(NR_FILE_DIRTY),
> +            global_node_page_state(NR_METADATA_DIRTY),

Leftover from previous version? Ah, it is tile architecture so I see how it
could have passed testing ;)

> @@ -506,6 +530,10 @@ bool node_dirty_ok(struct pglist_data *pgdat)
>       nr_pages += node_page_state(pgdat, NR_FILE_DIRTY);
>       nr_pages += node_page_state(pgdat, NR_UNSTABLE_NFS);
>       nr_pages += node_page_state(pgdat, NR_WRITEBACK);
> +     nr_pages += (node_page_state(pgdat, NR_METADATA_DIRTY_BYTES) >>
> +                  PAGE_SHIFT);
> +     nr_pages += (node_page_state(pgdat, NR_METADATA_WRITEBACK_BYTES) >>
> +                  PAGE_SHIFT);
>  
>       return nr_pages <= limit;
>  }

I still don't think this is correct. It currently achieves the same
behavior as before the patch but once you start accounting something else
than pagecache pages into these counters, things will go wrong. This
function is used to control distribution of pagecache pages among NUMA
nodes and as such it should IMHO only account for pagecache pages...

> @@ -3714,7 +3714,9 @@ static unsigned long node_pagecache_reclaimable(struct 
> pglist_data *pgdat)
>  
>       /* If we can't clean pages, remove dirty pages from consideration */
>       if (!(node_reclaim_mode & RECLAIM_WRITE))
> -             delta += node_page_state(pgdat, NR_FILE_DIRTY);
> +             delta += node_page_state(pgdat, NR_FILE_DIRTY) +
> +                     (node_page_state(pgdat, NR_METADATA_DIRTY_BYTES) >>
> +                      PAGE_SHIFT);
>  
>       /* Watch for any possible underflows due to delta */
>       if (unlikely(delta > nr_pagecache_reclaimable))

The same comment as above applies here.

                                                                Honza

-- 
Jan Kara <j...@suse.com>
SUSE Labs, CR
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