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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 2/4] zram: force disksize setting before using zram
On Mon, Feb 04, 2013 at 01:33:15AM -0600, Ric Mason wrote:
> Hi Minchan,
> On Mon, 2013-02-04 at 08:46 +0900, Minchan Kim wrote:
> > Now zram document syas "set disksize is optional"
> > but partly it's wrong. When you try to use zram firstly after
> > booting, you must set disksize, otherwise zram can't work because
> > zram gendisk's size is 0. But once you do it, you can use zram freely
> > after reset because reset doesn't reset to zero paradoxically.
> > So in this time, disksize setting is optional.:(
> > It's inconsitent for user behavior and not straightforward.
> >
> > This patch forces always setting disksize firstly before using zram.
> > Yes. It changes current behavior so someone could complain when
> > he upgrades zram. Apparently it could be a problem if zram is mainline
> > but it still lives in staging so behavior could be changed for right
> > way to go. Let them excuse.
> >
> > Acked-by: Jerome Marchand <jmarchan@redhat.com>
> > Acked-by: Nitin Gupta <ngupta@vflare.org>
> > Acked-by: Dan Magenheimer <dan.magenheimer@oracle.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
> > ---
> > drivers/staging/zram/zram.txt | 27 ++++++++++----------
> > drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c | 51 +++++++++++++------------------------
> > drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.h | 5 +---
> > drivers/staging/zram/zram_sysfs.c | 6 +----
> > 4 files changed, 34 insertions(+), 55 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/staging/zram/zram.txt b/drivers/staging/zram/zram.txt
> > index 5f75d29..765d790 100644
> > --- a/drivers/staging/zram/zram.txt
> > +++ b/drivers/staging/zram/zram.txt
> > @@ -23,17 +23,17 @@ Following shows a typical sequence of steps for using zram.
> > This creates 4 devices: /dev/zram{0,1,2,3}
> > (num_devices parameter is optional. Default: 1)
> >
> > -2) Set Disksize (Optional):
> > - Set disk size by writing the value to sysfs node 'disksize'
> > - (in bytes). If disksize is not given, default value of 25%
> > - of RAM is used.
> > -
> > - # Initialize /dev/zram0 with 50MB disksize
> > - echo $((50*1024*1024)) > /sys/block/zram0/disksize
> > -
> > - NOTE: disksize cannot be changed if the disk contains any
> > - data. So, for such a disk, you need to issue 'reset' (see below)
> > - before you can change its disksize.
> > +2) Set Disksize
> > + Set disk size by writing the value to sysfs node 'disksize'.
> > + The value can be either in bytes or you can use mem suffixes.
> > + Examples:
> > + # Initialize /dev/zram0 with 50MB disksize
> > + echo $((50*1024*1024)) > /sys/block/zram0/disksize
> > +
> > + # Using mem suffixes
> > + echo 256K > /sys/block/zram0/disksize
> > + echo 512M > /sys/block/zram0/disksize
> > + echo 1G > /sys/block/zram0/disksize
> >
> > 3) Activate:
> > mkswap /dev/zram0
> > @@ -65,8 +65,9 @@ Following shows a typical sequence of steps for using zram.
> > echo 1 > /sys/block/zram0/reset
> > echo 1 > /sys/block/zram1/reset
> >
> > - (This frees all the memory allocated for the given device).
> > -
> > + This frees all the memory allocated for the given device and
> > + resets the disksize to zero. You must set the disksize again
> > + before reusing the device.
> >
> > Please report any problems at:
> > - Mailing list: linux-mm-cc at laptop dot org
> > diff --git a/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c b/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c
> > index 262265e..1114cad 100644
> > --- a/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c
> > +++ b/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c
> > @@ -94,34 +94,6 @@ static int page_zero_filled(void *ptr)
> > return 1;
> > }
> >
> > -static void zram_set_disksize(struct zram *zram, size_t totalram_bytes)
> > -{
> > - if (!zram->disksize) {
> > - pr_info(
> > - "disk size not provided. You can use disksize_kb module "
> > - "param to specify size.\nUsing default: (%u%% of RAM).\n",
> > - default_disksize_perc_ram
> > - );
> > - zram->disksize = default_disksize_perc_ram *
> > - (totalram_bytes / 100);
> > - }
> > -
> > - if (zram->disksize > 2 * (totalram_bytes)) {
> > - pr_info(
> > - "There is little point creating a zram of greater than "
> > - "twice the size of memory since we expect a 2:1 compression "
> > - "ratio. Note that zram uses about 0.1%% of the size of "
> > - "the disk when not in use so a huge zram is "
> > - "wasteful.\n"
> > - "\tMemory Size: %zu kB\n"
> > - "\tSize you selected: %llu kB\n"
> > - "Continuing anyway ...\n",
> > - totalram_bytes >> 10, zram->disksize >> 10);
> > - }
> > -
> > - zram->disksize &= PAGE_MASK;
> > -}
> > -
> > static void zram_free_page(struct zram *zram, size_t index)
> > {
> > unsigned long handle = zram->table[index].handle;
> > @@ -497,6 +469,9 @@ void __zram_reset_device(struct zram *zram)
> > {
> > size_t index;
> >
> > + if (!zram->init_done)
> > + return;
> > +
> > zram->init_done = 0;
> >
> > /* Free various per-device buffers */
> > @@ -525,6 +500,7 @@ void __zram_reset_device(struct zram *zram)
> > memset(&zram->stats, 0, sizeof(zram->stats));
> >
> > zram->disksize = 0;
> > + set_capacity(zram->disk, 0);
> > }
> >
> > void zram_reset_device(struct zram *zram)
> > @@ -546,7 +522,19 @@ int zram_init_device(struct zram *zram)
> > return 0;
> > }
> >
> > - zram_set_disksize(zram, totalram_pages << PAGE_SHIFT);
> > + if (zram->disksize > 2 * (totalram_pages << PAGE_SHIFT)) {
> > + pr_info(
> > + "There is little point creating a zram of greater than "
> > + "twice the size of memory since we expect a 2:1 compression "
> > + "ratio. Note that zram uses about 0.1%% of the size of "
> > + "the disk when not in use so a huge zram is "
> > + "wasteful.\n"
> > + "\tMemory Size: %zu kB\n"
> > + "\tSize you selected: %llu kB\n"
> > + "Continuing anyway ...\n",
> > + (totalram_pages << PAGE_SHIFT) >> 10, zram->disksize >> 10
> > + );
> > + }
> >
> > zram->compress_workmem = kzalloc(LZO1X_MEM_COMPRESS, GFP_KERNEL);
>
> zram->compress_workmem is used for what?

It is used for buffer for compression.

--
Kind regards,
Minchan Kim


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