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SubjectRe: [f2fs-dev] [PATCH] f2fs: fix to correct freed section number during gc
Hi Jaegeuk,

> On Sep 24, 2015, at 5:08 AM, Jaegeuk Kim <> wrote:
> Hi Chao,
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 06:11:36PM +0800, Chao Yu wrote:
>> Hi Jaegeuk,
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Jaegeuk Kim []
>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:54 AM
>>> To: Chao Yu
>>> Cc:;
>>> Subject: Re: [PATCH] f2fs: fix to correct freed section number during gc
>>> Hi Chao,
>>> On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 09:18:18PM +0800, Chao Yu wrote:
>>>> We pass 'nfree' to has_not_enough_free_secs to check whether there is
>>>> enough free section, but 'nfree' indicates the number of segment gced,
>>>> should alter the value to section number.
>>> Yeah, but I think we need to increase nfree only when an entire section is gced
>>> completely, since sometimes nfree can be increased across sections.
>> Agree, I will fix that.
>> Still have one question, for foreground gc, why would we give up retry writing
>> out pages of last victim, but trying to select another victim for cleanup?
>> Will new introduced method cause long latency for caller than before?
> Hmm. Very occasionally, I've seen that gc goes into an infinite loop to clean up
> one victim. In order to avoid that, I added giving up and then doing gc again.
> I think there is no problem in normal cases. Even in an abnormal case, I expect
> that next victim would be selected again because that should have lowest moving
> cost.

Got it, thanks for your explanation! :)

I have sent the v2 patch, please help to review.


>> Thanks,
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