On 2021/3/29 上午4:02, Ritesh Harjani wrote:
On 21/03/25 09:16PM, Qu Wenruo wrote:
On 2021/3/25 下午8:20, Neal Gompa wrote:
On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 3:17 AM Qu Wenruo <w...@suse.com> wrote:
This patchset can be fetched from the following github repo, along with
the full subpage RW support:
This patchset is for metadata read write support.
[FULL RW TEST]
Since the data write path is not included in this patchset, we can't
really test the patchset itself, but anyone can grab the patch from
github repo and do fstests/generic tests.
But at least the full RW patchset can pass -g generic/quick -x defrag
There are some known issues:
- Defrag behavior change
Since current defrag is doing per-page defrag, to support subpage
defrag, we need some change in the loop.
E.g. if a page has both hole and regular extents in it, then defrag
will rewrite the full 64K page.
Thus for now, defrag related failure is expected.
But this should only cause behavior difference, no crash nor hang is
- No compression support yet
There are at least 2 known bugs if forcing compression for subpage
* Some hard coded PAGE_SIZE screwing up space rsv
* Subpage ASSERT() triggered
This is because some compression code is unlocking locked_page by
calling extent_clear_unlock_delalloc() with locked_page == NULL.
So for now compression is also disabled.
- Inode nbytes mismatch
The fastest way to trigger is fsx using the following parameters:
fsx -l 262144 -o 65536 -S 30073 -N 256 -R -W $mnt/file > /tmp/fsx
Which would cause inode nbytes differs from expected value and
triggers btrfs check error.
[DIFFERENCE AGAINST REGULAR SECTORSIZE]
The metadata part in fact has more new code than data part, as it has
some different behaviors compared to the regular sector size handling:
- No more page locking
Now metadata read/write relies on extent io tree locking, other than
This is to allow behaviors like read lock one eb while also try to
read lock another eb in the same page.
We can't rely on page lock as now we have multiple extent buffers in
the same page.
- Page status update
Now we use subpage wrappers to handle page status update.
- How to submit dirty extent buffers
Instead of just grabbing extent buffer from page::private, we need to
iterate all dirty extent buffers in the page and submit them.
- Rebased to latest misc-next
No conflicts at all.
- Add new sysfs interface to grab supported RO/RW sectorsize
This will allow mkfs.btrfs to detect unmountable fs better.
- Use newer naming schema for each patch
No more "extent_io:" or "inode:" schema anymore.
- Move two pure cleanups to the series
Patch 2~3, originally in RW part.
- Fix one uninitialized variable
- Rename the sysfs to supported_sectorsizes
- Rebased to latest misc-next branch
This removes 2 cleanup patches.
- Add new overview comment for subpage metadata
Qu Wenruo (13):
btrfs: add sysfs interface for supported sectorsize
btrfs: use min() to replace open-code in btrfs_invalidatepage()
btrfs: remove unnecessary variable shadowing in btrfs_invalidatepage()
btrfs: refactor how we iterate ordered extent in
btrfs: introduce helpers for subpage dirty status
btrfs: introduce helpers for subpage writeback status
btrfs: allow btree_set_page_dirty() to do more sanity check on subpage
btrfs: support subpage metadata csum calculation at write time
btrfs: make alloc_extent_buffer() check subpage dirty bitmap
btrfs: make the page uptodate assert to be subpage compatible
btrfs: make set/clear_extent_buffer_dirty() to be subpage compatible
btrfs: make set_btree_ioerr() accept extent buffer and to be subpage
btrfs: add subpage overview comments
fs/btrfs/disk-io.c | 143 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
fs/btrfs/extent_io.c | 127 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------
fs/btrfs/inode.c | 128 ++++++++++++++++++++++----------------
fs/btrfs/subpage.c | 127 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
fs/btrfs/subpage.h | 17 +++++
fs/btrfs/sysfs.c | 15 +++++
6 files changed, 441 insertions(+), 116 deletions(-)
Why wouldn't we just integrate full read-write support with the
caveats as described now? It seems to be relatively reasonable to do
that, and this patch set is essentially unusable without the rest of
it that does enable full read-write support.
The metadata part is much more stable than data path (almost not touched
for several months), and the metadata part already has some difference
in its behavior, which needs review.
You point makes some sense, but I still don't believe pushing a super
large patchset does any help for the review.
If you want to test, you can grab the branch from the github repo.
If you want to review, the mails are all here for review.
In fact, we used to have subpage support sent as a big patchset from IBM
guys, but the result is only some preparation patches get merged, and
Using this multi-series method, we're already doing better work and
received more testing (to ensure regular sectorsize is not affected at
Hi Qu Wenruo,
Sorry about chiming in late on this. I don't have any strong objection on either
approach. Although sometime back when I tested your RW support git tree on
Power, the unmount patch itself was crashing. I didn't debug it that time
(this was a month back or so), so I also didn't bother testing xfstests on
But we do have an interest in making sure this patch series work on bs < ps
on Power platform. I can try helping with testing, reviewing (to best of my
knowledge) and fixing anything is possible :)
One of my biggest problem here is, I don't have good enough testing
Although SUSE has internal clouds for ARM64/PPC64, but due to the
f**king Great Firewall, it's super slow to access, no to mention doing
Currently I'm using two ARM SBCs, RK3399 and A311D based, to do the test.
But their computing power is far from ideal, only generic/quick can
finish in hours.
Thus real world Power could definitely help.
Let me try and pull your tree and test it on Power. Please let me know if there
is anything needs to be taken care apart from your github tree and btrfs-progs
branch with bs < ps support.
If you're going to test the branch, here are some small notes:
- Need to use latest btrfs-progs
As it fixes a false alert on crossing 64K page boundary.
- Need to slightly modify btrfs-progs to avoid false alerts
For subpage case, mkfs.btrfs will output a warning, but that warning
is outputted into stderr, which will screw up generic test groups.
It's recommended to apply the following diff:
diff --git a/common/fsfeatures.c b/common/fsfeatures.c
index 569208a9..21976554 100644
@@ -341,8 +341,8 @@ int btrfs_check_sectorsize(u32 sectorsize)
if (page_size != sectorsize)
-"the filesystem may not be mountable, sectorsize %u doesn't match page
+"the filesystem may not be mountable, sectorsize %u doesn't match page
- Xfstest/btrfs group will crash at btrfs/143
Still investigating, but you can ignore btrfs group for now.
- Very rare hang
There is a very low change to hang, with "bad ordered accounting"
If you can hit, please let me know.
I had something idea to fix it, but not yet in the branch.
- btrfs inode nbytes mismatch
Investigating, as it will make btrfs-check to report error.
The last two bugs are the final show blocker, I'll give you extra
updates when those are fixed.