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Re: [Cluster-devel] [GFS2 PATCH] Minor speedup to ordered writes



Hi,

On Mon, 2012-02-20 at 09:33 -0500, Bob Peterson wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I don't know if you're going to like this idea or not, but
> I'll submit it anyway:
> 
> This patch speeds up ordered writes a little bit by avoiding
> some journal (log) locking and list moving.
> 
> If you compare the patched gfs2 module to the stock upstream one,
> you can see slightly better IO throughput rates using a slow
> local hard drive. I performed the test on the patched code first
> and the stock gfs2.ko second in order to rule out affects due to
> caching. In other words, if anything, the stock version should benefit
> more from caching than the patched:
> 
> # insmod gfs2.ko
> # mount -tgfs2 /dev/localhd/test /mnt/gfs2
> # cd /mnt/gfs2
> # /home/bob/simzone 1G | tail -6
> filesize    1048576 KB  recsize     32 KB  IOs2do  32768  iwrite    57582 rewrite    61129 read  3220719 reread  3238394 
> filesize    1048576 KB  recsize     64 KB  IOs2do  16384  iwrite    63272 rewrite    59225 read  3354455 reread  3344153 
> filesize    1048576 KB  recsize    128 KB  IOs2do   8192  iwrite    63613 rewrite    59477 read  3370694 reread  3420704 
> filesize    1048576 KB  recsize    256 KB  IOs2do   4096  iwrite    58581 rewrite    64086 read  3255779 reread  3270381 
> filesize    1048576 KB  recsize    512 KB  IOs2do   2048  iwrite    62128 rewrite    58347 read  1659874 reread  1667349 
> filesize    1048576 KB  recsize   1024 KB  IOs2do   1024  iwrite    61503 rewrite    58816 read  1284272 reread  1284750 
> # cd -
> /home/bob/gfs2-3.0.git/fs/gfs2.ordered
> # umount /mnt/gfs2
> # mkfs.gfs2 -O -p lock_dlm -t bob_cluster:lacie -j1 /dev/localhd/test &> /dev/null
> # rmmod gfs2
> # insmod ../gfs2.stock/gfs2.ko
> # mount -tgfs2 /dev/localhd/test /mnt/gfs2
> # cd /mnt/gfs2
> # /home/bob/simzone | tail -6
> filesize    1048576 KB  recsize     32 KB  IOs2do  32768  iwrite    58919 rewrite    45759 read  3231279 reread  3244637 
> filesize    1048576 KB  recsize     64 KB  IOs2do  16384  iwrite    62512 rewrite    56109 read  3323874 reread  3331139 
> filesize    1048576 KB  recsize    128 KB  IOs2do   8192  iwrite    56083 rewrite    49060 read  3401618 reread  3409803 
> filesize    1048576 KB  recsize    256 KB  IOs2do   4096  iwrite    62669 rewrite    56804 read  3290692 reread  3300096 
> filesize    1048576 KB  recsize    512 KB  IOs2do   2048  iwrite    51005 rewrite    59375 read  1677764 reread  1682165 
> filesize    1048576 KB  recsize   1024 KB  IOs2do   1024  iwrite    57374 rewrite    52122 read  1280357 reread  1278381 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Bob Peterson
> Red Hat File Systems
> 
> Signed-off-by: Bob Peterson <rpeterso redhat com> 
> --

I like the idea of not having to hold the lock for so long, but what
protects the list again the buffers being reclaimed? So far as I can
tell, that could happen at any time after the i/o has completed and the
buffer is clean,

Steve.


>  fs/gfs2/log.c |   15 +++++++--------
>  1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/gfs2/log.c b/fs/gfs2/log.c
> index b8fe7b7..34c93ad 100644
> --- a/fs/gfs2/log.c
> +++ b/fs/gfs2/log.c
> @@ -585,18 +585,17 @@ static void gfs2_ordered_write(struct gfs2_sbd *sdp)
>  {
>  	struct gfs2_bufdata *bd;
>  	struct buffer_head *bh;
> -	LIST_HEAD(written);
> +	LIST_HEAD(towrite);
>  
>  	gfs2_log_lock(sdp);
> -	list_sort(NULL, &sdp->sd_log_le_ordered, &bd_cmp);
> -	while (!list_empty(&sdp->sd_log_le_ordered)) {
> -		bd = list_entry(sdp->sd_log_le_ordered.next, struct gfs2_bufdata, bd_le.le_list);
> -		list_move(&bd->bd_le.le_list, &written);
> +	list_move(&sdp->sd_log_le_ordered, &towrite);
> +	gfs2_log_unlock(sdp);
> +	list_sort(NULL, &towrite, &bd_cmp);
> +	list_for_each_entry(bd, &towrite, bd_le.le_list) {
>  		bh = bd->bd_bh;
>  		if (!buffer_dirty(bh))
>  			continue;
>  		get_bh(bh);
> -		gfs2_log_unlock(sdp);
>  		lock_buffer(bh);
>  		if (buffer_mapped(bh) && test_clear_buffer_dirty(bh)) {
>  			bh->b_end_io = end_buffer_write_sync;
> @@ -605,9 +604,9 @@ static void gfs2_ordered_write(struct gfs2_sbd *sdp)
>  			unlock_buffer(bh);
>  			brelse(bh);
>  		}
> -		gfs2_log_lock(sdp);
>  	}
> -	list_splice(&written, &sdp->sd_log_le_ordered);
> +	gfs2_log_lock(sdp);
> +	list_splice(&towrite, &sdp->sd_log_le_ordered);
>  	gfs2_log_unlock(sdp);
>  }
>  
> 



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