Hi Chao,

On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 07:52:27PM +0800, Chao Yu wrote:
> Previously, we will choose to speed up background gc when the below
> conditions are both satisfied:
> a. There are a number of invalid blocks
> b. There is not enough free space
> 
> But, when space utilization is high (utilization > 60%), there will be
> not enough invalid blocks, result in slowing down background gc, after
> then there are more opportunities that triggering foreground gc due to
> high fragmented free space in fs.
> 
> Remove condition a) in order to avoid slow down background gc speed in
> a high utilization fs.

There exists a trade-off here: wear-out vs. eager gc for future speed-up.
How about using a kind of f2fs's dirty level (e.g., BDF)?

Thanks,

> 
> Signed-off-by: Chao Yu <yuch...@huawei.com>
> ---
>  fs/f2fs/gc.h | 18 +++---------------
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/f2fs/gc.h b/fs/f2fs/gc.h
> index a993967..5d0a19c 100644
> --- a/fs/f2fs/gc.h
> +++ b/fs/f2fs/gc.h
> @@ -16,7 +16,6 @@
>  #define DEF_GC_THREAD_MIN_SLEEP_TIME 30000   /* milliseconds */
>  #define DEF_GC_THREAD_MAX_SLEEP_TIME 60000
>  #define DEF_GC_THREAD_NOGC_SLEEP_TIME        300000  /* wait 5 min */
> -#define LIMIT_INVALID_BLOCK  40 /* percentage over total user space */
>  #define LIMIT_FREE_BLOCK     40 /* percentage over invalid + free space */
>  
>  /* Search max. number of dirty segments to select a victim segment */
> @@ -52,11 +51,6 @@ static inline block_t free_user_blocks(struct f2fs_sb_info 
> *sbi)
>                       << sbi->log_blocks_per_seg;
>  }
>  
> -static inline block_t limit_invalid_user_blocks(struct f2fs_sb_info *sbi)
> -{
> -     return (long)(sbi->user_block_count * LIMIT_INVALID_BLOCK) / 100;
> -}
> -
>  static inline block_t limit_free_user_blocks(struct f2fs_sb_info *sbi)
>  {
>       block_t reclaimable_user_blocks = sbi->user_block_count -
> @@ -88,15 +82,9 @@ static inline void decrease_sleep_time(struct 
> f2fs_gc_kthread *gc_th,
>  
>  static inline bool has_enough_invalid_blocks(struct f2fs_sb_info *sbi)
>  {
> -     block_t invalid_user_blocks = sbi->user_block_count -
> -                                     written_block_count(sbi);
>       /*
> -      * Background GC is triggered with the following conditions.
> -      * 1. There are a number of invalid blocks.
> -      * 2. There is not enough free space.
> +      * Background GC should speed up when there is not enough free blocks
> +      * in total unused (free + invalid) blocks.
>        */
> -     if (invalid_user_blocks > limit_invalid_user_blocks(sbi) &&
> -                     free_user_blocks(sbi) < limit_free_user_blocks(sbi))
> -             return true;
> -     return false;
> +     return free_user_blocks(sbi) < limit_free_user_blocks(sbi);
>  }
> -- 
> 2.8.2.311.gee88674

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