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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 00/17] btrfs zoned block device support
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On 10.08.2018 10:53, Nikolay Borisov wrote:
>
>
> On 9.08.2018 21:04, Naohiro Aota wrote:
>> This series adds zoned block device support to btrfs.
>>
>> A zoned block device consists of a number of zones. Zones are either
>> conventional and accepting random writes or sequential and requiring that
>> writes be issued in LBA order from each zone write pointer position. This
>> patch series ensures that the sequential write constraint of sequential
>> zones is respected while fundamentally not changing BtrFS block and I/O
>> management for block stored in conventional zones.
>>
>> To achieve this, the default dev extent size of btrfs is changed on zoned
>> block devices so that dev extents are always aligned to a zone. Allocation
>> of blocks within a block group is changed so that the allocation is always
>> sequential from the beginning of the block groups. To do so, an allocation
>> pointer is added to block groups and used as the allocation hint. The
>> allocation changes also ensures that block freed below the allocation
>> pointer are ignored, resulting in sequential block allocation regardless of
>> the block group usage.
>>
>> While the introduction of the allocation pointer ensure that blocks will be
>> allocated sequentially, I/Os to write out newly allocated blocks may be
>> issued out of order, causing errors when writing to sequential zones. This
>> problem s solved by introducing a submit_buffer() function and changes to
>> the internal I/O scheduler to ensure in-order issuing of write I/Os for
>> each chunk and corresponding to the block allocation order in the chunk.
>>
>> The zones of a chunk are reset to allow reusing of the zone only when the
>> block group is being freed, that is, when all the extents of the block group
>> are unused.
>>
>> For btrfs volumes composed of multiple zoned disks, restrictions are added
>> to ensure that all disks have the same zone size. This matches the existing
>> constraint that all dev extents in a chunk must have the same size.
>>
>> It requires zoned block devices to test the patchset. Even if you don't
>> have zone devices, you can use tcmu-runner [1] to emulate zoned block
>> devices. It can export emulated zoned block devices via iSCSI. Please see
>> the README.md of tcmu-runner [2] for howtos to generate a zoned block
>> device on tcmu-runner.
>>
>> [1] https://github.com/open-iscsi/tcmu-runner
>> [2] https://github.com/open-iscsi/tcmu-runner/blob/master/README.md
>>
>> Patch 1 introduces the HMZONED incompatible feature flag to indicate that
>> the btrfs volume was formatted for use on zoned block devices.
>>
>> Patches 2 and 3 implement functions to gather information on the zones of
>> the device (zones type and write pointer position).
>>
>> Patch 4 restrict the possible locations of super blocks to conventional
>> zones to preserve the existing update in-place mechanism for the super
>> blocks.
>>
>> Patches 5 to 7 disable features which are not compatible with the sequential
>> write constraints of zoned block devices. This includes fallocate and
>> direct I/O support. Device replace is also disabled for now.
>>
>> Patches 8 and 9 tweak the extent buffer allocation for HMZONED mode to
>> implement sequential block allocation in block groups and chunks.
>>
>> Patches 10 to 12 implement the new submit buffer I/O path to ensure sequential
>> write I/O delivery to the device zones.
>>
>> Patches 13 to 16 modify several parts of btrfs to handle free blocks
>> without breaking the sequential block allocation and sequential write order
>> as well as zone reset for unused chunks.
>>
>> Finally, patch 17 adds the HMZONED feature to the list of supported
>> features.
>>
>> Naohiro Aota (17):
>> btrfs: introduce HMZONED feature flag
>> btrfs: Get zone information of zoned block devices
>> btrfs: Check and enable HMZONED mode
>> btrfs: limit super block locations in HMZONED mode
>> btrfs: disable fallocate in HMZONED mode
>> btrfs: disable direct IO in HMZONED mode
>> btrfs: disable device replace in HMZONED mode
>> btrfs: align extent allocation to zone boundary
>> btrfs: do sequential allocation on HMZONED drives
>> btrfs: split btrfs_map_bio()
>> btrfs: introduce submit buffer
>> btrfs: expire submit buffer on timeout
>> btrfs: avoid sync IO prioritization on checksum in HMZONED mode
>> btrfs: redirty released extent buffers in sequential BGs
>> btrfs: reset zones of unused block groups
>> btrfs: wait existing extents before truncating
>> btrfs: enable to mount HMZONED incompat flag
>>
>> fs/btrfs/async-thread.c | 1 +
>> fs/btrfs/async-thread.h | 1 +
>> fs/btrfs/ctree.h | 36 ++-
>> fs/btrfs/dev-replace.c | 10 +
>> fs/btrfs/disk-io.c | 48 +++-
>> fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c | 281 +++++++++++++++++-
>> fs/btrfs/extent_io.c | 1 +
>> fs/btrfs/extent_io.h | 1 +
>> fs/btrfs/file.c | 4 +
>> fs/btrfs/free-space-cache.c | 36 +++
>> fs/btrfs/free-space-cache.h | 10 +
>> fs/btrfs/inode.c | 14 +
>> fs/btrfs/super.c | 32 ++-
>> fs/btrfs/sysfs.c | 2 +
>> fs/btrfs/transaction.c | 32 +++
>> fs/btrfs/transaction.h | 3 +
>> fs/btrfs/volumes.c | 551 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
>> fs/btrfs/volumes.h | 37 +++
>> include/uapi/linux/btrfs.h | 1 +
>> 19 files changed, 1061 insertions(+), 40 deletions(-)
>>
>
> There are multiple places where you do naked shifts by
> ilog2(sectorsize). There is a perfectly well named define: SECTOR_SHIFT
> which a lot more informative for someone who doesn't necessarily have
> experience with linux storage/fs layers. Please fix such occurrences of
> magic values shifting.
>

And Hannes just reminded me that this lannded in commit :
233bde21aa43 ("block: Move SECTOR_SIZE and SECTOR_SHIFT definitions into
<linux/blkdev.h>")

This March so it might fairly recent depending on the tree you've based
your work on.



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