checkpoints to often

2011-03-31 Thread krz...@gmail.com
There should be a way to make automatic checkpoints less frequent. On the busy ssd I have about 7 cp every second. If it were for example once every 5 minutes then one could set garbage removal every few days. Also garbage removal should have option to clean only if like 90% of drive is used.

files on not mounted subvolumes - mysql complains read only

2011-04-05 Thread krz...@gmail.com
When I've used btrfs subvolume, without separately mouting it, for mysql database dir I've got Fatal error: Can't open and lock privilege tables: Table 'host' is read only when starting mysql. When I've put mysql database dir in root of btrfs, not a subvolume, mysql works fine. I've checked file

btrfs frozen solid with postgresql dbs

2011-04-16 Thread krz...@gmail.com
kernel: 2.6.37.6 At least twice I've experienced problems when using btrfs with ssd for postgresql db storage. Server gets frozen, i even can't kill it using kill -9, I cant chown postgresql db dir (it never gets done). If I initiate copy operation of postgresql db dir to another partition

balance on only one subvolume

2011-07-08 Thread krz...@gmail.com
btrfs balance takes very long time on large filesystems. Possibility of running balance on only one subvolume or running balance to reclaim only after deleing subvolume would be usefull. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line unsubscribe linux-btrfs in the body of a message to

feature request: btrfs-image without zeroing data

2011-07-10 Thread krz...@gmail.com
Documentation says that btrfs-image zeros data. Feature request is for disabling this. btrfs-image could be used to copy filesystem to another drive (for example with snapshots, when copying it file by file would take much longer time or acctualy was not possible (snapshots)). btrfs-image in turn

Re: feature request: btrfs-image without zeroing data

2011-07-11 Thread krz...@gmail.com
2011/7/11 Stephane Chazelas stephane_chaze...@yahoo.fr: 2011-07-11 02:00:51 +0200, krz...@gmail.com : Documentation says that btrfs-image zeros data. Feature request is for disabling this. btrfs-image could be used to copy filesystem to another drive (for example with snapshots, when copying

raid1

2011-07-11 Thread krz...@gmail.com
I wanted to confirm that btrfs will continue to work on raid1 when one of devices will be gone. dd if=/dev/null of=img0 bs=1 seek=2G dd if=/dev/null of=img1 bs=1 seek=2G mkfs.btrfs -d raid1 -m raid1 img0 img1 losetup /dev/loop1 img0 losetup /dev/loop2 img1 mkdir dir mount -t btrfs /dev/loop1 dir

after mounting with -o degraded: ioctl: LOOP_CLR_FD: Device or resource busy

2011-07-11 Thread krz...@gmail.com
dd if=/dev/null of=img5 bs=1 seek=2G dd if=/dev/null of=img6 bs=1 seek=2G mkfs.btrfs -d raid1 -m raid1 img5 img6 losetup /dev/loop4 img5 losetup /dev/loop5 img6 btrfs device scan mount -t btrfs /dev/loop4 dir umount dir losetup -d /dev/loop5 mount -t btrfs -o degraded /dev/loop4 dir umount dir

Re: raid1

2011-07-11 Thread krz...@gmail.com
Thanks. I don't see reason why this needs another mount switch. This would fail to start whole system in / parition was btrfs raid1, with no reason to do so. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line unsubscribe linux-btrfs in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More

recursive subvolume delete

2011-10-02 Thread krz...@gmail.com
btrfs is missing recursive subvolume delete. You can't delete subvolume if there is other subvolumes/snapshots in it. Also I think there are no real tools to find out which directories are subvolumes/snapshots -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line unsubscribe linux-btrfs in the body of a

is space really freed after deleting large subvolume?

2011-10-13 Thread krz...@gmail.com
I'm wondering is space really freed after deleting large subvolume? Will space be immediately available to other data like other subvolumes? -- 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

Re: is space really freed after deleting large subvolume?

2011-10-13 Thread krz...@gmail.com
  No, subvolume deletion is done in the background, and the space recovered will be returned for use relatively slowly. This is because the FS has to go through the metadata, updating reference counts for each extent in the subvolume to work out whether the space can be recovered or not.

Re: is space really freed after deleting large subvolume?

2011-10-13 Thread krz...@gmail.com
And what affect this rate of space reclaiming? When does it happen? Also I guess that if it happens it must lower overall io performance and rise loadavg ...? and finaly is the performance overhead same as deleting same number of files in system like ext3? When you delete large number of

Re: is space really freed after deleting large subvolume?

2011-10-13 Thread krz...@gmail.com
Only umount does, and it can take a very long time if you have deleted a large (differing a lot) subvolume just before that. does it mean that I won't be able to cleanly reboot machine after deleting subvolume with milions of files? And most important question is if deleting btrfs subvolume

Re: is space really freed after deleting large subvolume?

2011-10-13 Thread krz...@gmail.com
btrfs like ext4 has support for extents, which can be any size, so typically if you delete a large file, then it occupies only one extent, so only that one extent needs to be marked as free, so a lot less I/O. I know, I know. Issue is with many (small) files. If you delete a large number of

Re: is space really freed after deleting large subvolume?

2011-10-13 Thread krz...@gmail.com
Just a idea: I don't know if btrfs works like that or not but idea would be that b-tree filesystem should be able to loose or discard branches be removing a node. Cut a tree node and branches will fall off - and get overwrited as empty space sometime in future (just like during data deletion). If

btrfs and load (sys)

2011-11-23 Thread krz...@gmail.com
I've been using btrfs for two months now. Every day between 02:00 and 08:00 I rsync some 300GB data (milions of files) to btrfs device and then make snapshot. Next day i rsync again 300GG little changed (rsync in place). First days it worked perfectly. Then loadavg (sys load) started to rise. Now,

Re: btrfs and load (sys)

2011-11-23 Thread krz...@gmail.com
Yes, yesterday I've umouted partition and re-mounted it. Nothing has changed this night. You can look at my load graphs here: http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/4661/33737291.png http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/2742/46527625.png On the second one blue is SYS load. I bet you can reasily spot

Re: btrfs and load (sys)

2011-11-23 Thread krz...@gmail.com
I've rebooted server and run backup to btrfs partition again. It seems that problem is gone, high sys load does not occur now. So it is some bug in btrfs... Before reboot server had 30 days uptime so its really not much. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line unsubscribe linux-btrfs in