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SubjectRe: [PATCH 13/19] btrfs: avoid sync IO prioritization on checksum in HMZONED mode
On Fri, Jun 07, 2019 at 10:10:19PM +0900, Naohiro Aota wrote:
> Btrfs prioritize sync I/Os to be handled by async checksum worker earlier.
> As a result, checksumming sync I/Os to larger logical extent address can
> finish faster than checksumming non-sync I/Os to smaller logical extent
> address.
>
> Since we have upper limit of number of checksum worker, it is possible that
> sync I/Os to wait forever for non-starting checksum of I/Os for smaller
> address.
>
> This situation can be reproduced by e.g. fstests btrfs/073.
>
> To avoid such disordering, disable sync IO prioritization for now. Note
> that sync I/Os anyway must wait for I/Os to smaller address to finish. So,
> actually prioritization have no benefit in HMZONED mode.
>

This stuff is going away once we finish the io.weight work anyway, I wouldn't
worry about this. Thanks,

Josef

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