This function is the entry to the extent allocator and as such has quite a number of parameters. Some of those have subtle effects on the allocation algorithm. Document the parameters.
Signed-off-by: Nikolay Borisov <nbori...@suse.com> --- fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c | 45 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1 file changed, 45 insertions(+) diff --git a/fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c b/fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c index bb1861033071..60ece25101ee 100644 --- a/fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c +++ b/fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c @@ -7961,6 +7961,51 @@ static void dump_space_info(struct btrfs_fs_info *fs_info, up_read(&info->groups_sem); } +/* + * btrfs_reserve_extent - entry point to the extent allocator. Tries to find a + * hole that is at least as big as @num_bytes. + * + * @root - The root that will contains this extent + * + * @ram_bytes - The amount of space in ram that @num_bytes take. This + * is used for accounting purposes. This value differs + * than @num_bytes only in the case of compressed extents. + * + * @num_bytes - Number of bytes to allocates on-disk. + * + * @min_alloc_size - Indicates the minimum amount of memory that the + * allocator should try to satisfy. In some cases + * @num_bytes may be larger than what is required and if + * the filesystem is fragmented then allocation fails. + * However, the presence of @min_alloc_size gives a + * chance to try and satisfy the smaller allocation. + * + * @empty_size - A hint that you plan on doing more cow. This is the + * size in bytes the allocator should try to find free + * next to the block it returns. This is just a hint and + * may be ignored by the allocator. + * + * @hint_byte - Hint to the allocator to start searching above the byte + * address passed. It might be ignored. + * + * @ins - This key is modified to record the found hole. It will + * have the following values: + * ins->objectid == start position + * ins->flags = BTRFS_EXTENT_ITEM_KEY + * ins->offset == the size of the hole. + * + * @is_data - Boolean flag indicating whether an extent is + * allocated for data (true) or metadata (false) + * + * @delalloc - Boolean flag indicating whether this allocation is for + * delalloc or not. If 'true' data_rwsem of block groups + * is going to be acquired. + * + * + * Returns 0 when an allocation succeeded or < 0 when an error occurred. In + * case -ENOSPC is returned then @ins->offset will contain the size of the + * largest available hole the allocator managed to find. + */ int btrfs_reserve_extent(struct btrfs_root *root, u64 ram_bytes, u64 num_bytes, u64 min_alloc_size, u64 empty_size, u64 hint_byte, -- 2.7.4 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-btrfs" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html