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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 1/2] dm-kcopyd: introduce per-module throttle structure



Just some comments, inline -

On 06/01/2011 03:33 AM, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> Hi
> 
> Here I'm sending new kcopyd throttling patches that allow the throttle to 
> be set per module (i.e. one throttle for mirror and the other for 
> snapshots).
> 
> Mikulas
> 
> ---
> 
> dm-kcopyd: introduce per-module throttle structure
> 
> The structure contains the throttle parameter (it could be set in
> /sys/module/*/parameters and auxulary variables for activity counting.
> 
> The throttle does nothing, it will be activated in the next patch.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka redhat com>
> 
> ---
>  drivers/md/dm-kcopyd.c    |    2 +-
>  drivers/md/dm-raid1.c     |    5 ++++-
>  drivers/md/dm-snap.c      |    5 ++++-
>  include/linux/dm-kcopyd.h |   15 ++++++++++++++-
>  4 files changed, 23 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> Index: linux-2.6.39-fast/drivers/md/dm-kcopyd.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.39-fast.orig/drivers/md/dm-kcopyd.c	2011-05-31 23:46:18.000000000 +0200
> +++ linux-2.6.39-fast/drivers/md/dm-kcopyd.c	2011-05-31 23:49:47.000000000 +0200
> @@ -617,7 +617,7 @@ int kcopyd_cancel(struct kcopyd_job *job
>  /*-----------------------------------------------------------------
>   * Client setup
>   *---------------------------------------------------------------*/
> -struct dm_kcopyd_client *dm_kcopyd_client_create(void)
> +struct dm_kcopyd_client *dm_kcopyd_client_create(struct dm_kcopyd_throttle *throttle)

IMHO, the other patch should be the first one, and this change should be
part of it. Basically, the first patch should add throttle support and
the related infrastructure for using it, and the second one can add
*usage/declaration* of those throttles in raid1/snapshot etc.

[...]
>  {
>  	int r = -ENOMEM;
>  	struct dm_kcopyd_client *kc;
> Index: linux-2.6.39-fast/drivers/md/dm-raid1.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.39-fast.orig/drivers/md/dm-raid1.c	2011-05-31 23:46:18.000000000 +0200
> +++ linux-2.6.39-fast/drivers/md/dm-raid1.c	2011-05-31 23:46:22.000000000 +0200
> @@ -83,6 +83,9 @@ struct mirror_set {
>  	struct mirror mirror[0];
>  };
>  
> +dm_kcopyd_throttle_declare(raid1_resync_throttle,
> +		"A percentage of time allocated for raid resynchronization");
> +
>  static void wakeup_mirrord(void *context)
>  {
>  	struct mirror_set *ms = context;
> @@ -1115,7 +1118,7 @@ static int mirror_ctr(struct dm_target *
>  		goto err_destroy_wq;
>  	}
>  
> -	ms->kcopyd_client = dm_kcopyd_client_create();
> +	ms->kcopyd_client = dm_kcopyd_client_create(&dm_kcopyd_throttle);

IMHO, its not very clear where the dm_kcopyd_throttle variable here,
comes from, until you find the definition for dm_kcopyd_throttle_declare.

>  	if (IS_ERR(ms->kcopyd_client)) {
>  		r = PTR_ERR(ms->kcopyd_client);
>  		goto err_destroy_wq;
> Index: linux-2.6.39-fast/drivers/md/dm-snap.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.39-fast.orig/drivers/md/dm-snap.c	2011-05-31 23:46:18.000000000 +0200
> +++ linux-2.6.39-fast/drivers/md/dm-snap.c	2011-05-31 23:46:22.000000000 +0200
> @@ -135,6 +135,9 @@ struct dm_snapshot {
>  #define RUNNING_MERGE          0
>  #define SHUTDOWN_MERGE         1
>  
> +dm_kcopyd_throttle_declare(snapshot_copy_throttle,
> +		"A percentage of time allocated for copy on write");
> +
>  struct dm_dev *dm_snap_origin(struct dm_snapshot *s)
>  {
>  	return s->origin;
> @@ -1111,7 +1114,7 @@ static int snapshot_ctr(struct dm_target
>  		goto bad_hash_tables;
>  	}
>  
> -	s->kcopyd_client = dm_kcopyd_client_create();
> +	s->kcopyd_client = dm_kcopyd_client_create(&dm_kcopyd_throttle);
>  	if (IS_ERR(s->kcopyd_client)) {
>  		r = PTR_ERR(s->kcopyd_client);
>  		ti->error = "Could not create kcopyd client";
> Index: linux-2.6.39-fast/include/linux/dm-kcopyd.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.39-fast.orig/include/linux/dm-kcopyd.h	2011-05-31 23:46:18.000000000 +0200
> +++ linux-2.6.39-fast/include/linux/dm-kcopyd.h	2011-05-31 23:46:22.000000000 +0200
> @@ -21,11 +21,24 @@
>  
>  #define DM_KCOPYD_IGNORE_ERROR 1
>  
> +struct dm_kcopyd_throttle {
> +	unsigned throttle;
> +	unsigned long num_io_jobs;
> +	unsigned io_period;
> +	unsigned total_period;
> +	unsigned last_jiffies;
> +};
> +
> +#define dm_kcopyd_throttle_declare(name, description)	\
> +static struct dm_kcopyd_throttle dm_kcopyd_throttle = { 100, 0, 0, 0, 0 }; \
> +module_param_named(name, dm_kcopyd_throttle.throttle, uint, 0644); \
> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(name, description)
> +

I'm just trying to understand, how is it determined, when to use macros
with UPPER_CASE_LETTERS and when otherwise. To me, UPPER_CASE_LETTERS
makes it very clear that I'm using a macro, and since this seems to be
doing declaration etc also, that would seem helpful. But I don't know
the general style or reasoning followed in the kernel, hence the question.

>  /*
>   * To use kcopyd you must first create a dm_kcopyd_client object.
>   */
>  struct dm_kcopyd_client;
> -struct dm_kcopyd_client *dm_kcopyd_client_create(void);
> +struct dm_kcopyd_client *dm_kcopyd_client_create(struct dm_kcopyd_throttle *throttle);
>  void dm_kcopyd_client_destroy(struct dm_kcopyd_client *kc);
>  
>  /*
> 
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Thanks,
-- 
Ankit Jain
SUSE Labs


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