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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] fuse: writepage: update bdi writeout when deleting secondary request
On 10/03/2013 02:26 PM, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 09:38:43PM +0400, Maxim Patlasov wrote:
>> BDI_WRITTEN counter is used to estimate bdi bandwidth. It must be incremented
>> every time as bdi ends page writeback. No matter whether it was fulfilled by
>> actual write or by discarding the request (e.g. due to shrunk i_size).
>>
>> Note that even before writepages patches, the case "Got truncated off
>> completely" was handled in fuse_send_writepage() by calling
>> fuse_writepage_finish() which updated BDI_WRITTEN unconditionally.
> Hmm, I'm not sure I can agree with this. If BDI_WRITTEN is used for bandwidth
> estimation, then I think it's more correct not to count rewrites and truncated
> pages.

I thought about it before submitting the patch, but my understanding is
a bit different. Look how balance_dirty_pages and friends juggle with
BDI_WRITTEN and BDI_DIRTIED. That layer knows nothing about fuse and its
internals. Imagine that right now (if actual backend throughput is about
10MB/sec) you believe that dirtying 26 pages per 10 milliseconds is
fine, but when they lapsed you discovers that BDI_DIRTIED delta is 26
while BDI_WRITTEN delta is only 13. Logically, you must decide to cut
dirty-rate by factor two, but the decision would be incorrect in case of
unaccounted truncated rewrites.

>
> But I don't see this matter either way since this is just used as a heuristic
> and the occasional extra or lack of count shouldn't make a significant
> difference.

I agree, but for another reason. I think it won't make a significant
difference because rewrites coinciding with writebacks coinciding with
truncations will happen very rare in real life.

Thanks,
Maxim


>
> Thanks,
> Miklos
>
>> Signed-off-by: Maxim Patlasov <MPatlasov@parallels.com>
>> ---
>> fs/fuse/file.c | 6 +++++-
>> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/fs/fuse/file.c b/fs/fuse/file.c
>> index a3c7123..5d323bd 100644
>> --- a/fs/fuse/file.c
>> +++ b/fs/fuse/file.c
>> @@ -1536,6 +1536,7 @@ static void fuse_writepage_end(struct fuse_conn *fc, struct fuse_req *req)
>> drop->inode->i_mapping->backing_dev_info;
>> dec_bdi_stat(bdi, BDI_WRITEBACK);
>> dec_zone_page_state(drop->pages[0], NR_WRITEBACK_TEMP);
>> + bdi_writeout_inc(bdi);
>> fuse_writepage_free(fc, drop);
>> fuse_put_request(fc, drop);
>> drop = next;
>> @@ -1706,11 +1707,14 @@ static bool fuse_writepage_in_flight(struct fuse_req *new_req,
>>
>> if (old_req->num_pages == 1 && (old_req->state == FUSE_REQ_INIT ||
>> old_req->state == FUSE_REQ_PENDING)) {
>> + struct backing_dev_info *bdi = page->mapping->backing_dev_info;
>> +
>> copy_highpage(old_req->pages[0], page);
>> spin_unlock(&fc->lock);
>>
>> - dec_bdi_stat(page->mapping->backing_dev_info, BDI_WRITEBACK);
>> + dec_bdi_stat(bdi, BDI_WRITEBACK);
>> dec_zone_page_state(page, NR_WRITEBACK_TEMP);
>> + bdi_writeout_inc(bdi);
>> fuse_writepage_free(fc, new_req);
>> fuse_request_free(new_req);
>> goto out;
>>
>



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