Patchwork bio_add_page rw mode check by merge_bvec_fn

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Submitter Bernd Schubert
Date Nov. 21, 2013, 6 p.m.
Message ID <528E4A50.7040609@itwm.fraunhofer.de>
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Permalink /patch/293209/
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Bernd Schubert - Nov. 21, 2013, 6 p.m.
Hi all,

raid5_mergeable_bvec() (q->merge_bvec_fn) checks for the rw-type and
makes decisions based on that if the bio is mergable or not. But so far
this value is only initialized on calling submit_bio(), 
at least not by ext4 and xfs. I have not checked other file system so far.

Question 1: merge_bvec_fn is supposed to be removed, is is
still worth to fix the usage of merge_bvec_fn?

Question 2: If it is still supposed to be fixed, how do want to have 
it? So far I have two patches for xfs and ext4 to set the rw type 
directly there, but maybe bio_add_page should get an int rw_type 
parameter and set bio->bi_rw itself?






Thanks,
Bernd
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Bernd Schubert - Nov. 21, 2013, 6:08 p.m.
[CCing linux-fsdevel instead of accidental fhgfs cc]

On 11/21/2013 07:00 PM, Bernd Schubert wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> raid5_mergeable_bvec() (q->merge_bvec_fn) checks for the rw-type and
> makes decisions based on that if the bio is mergable or not. But so far
> this value is only initialized on calling submit_bio(),
> at least not by ext4 and xfs. I have not checked other file system so far.
>
> Question 1: merge_bvec_fn is supposed to be removed, is is
> still worth to fix the usage of merge_bvec_fn?
>
> Question 2: If it is still supposed to be fixed, how do want to have
> it? So far I have two patches for xfs and ext4 to set the rw type
> directly there, but maybe bio_add_page should get an int rw_type
> parameter and set bio->bi_rw itself?
>
>
>
> diff --git a/fs/ext4/page-io.c b/fs/ext4/page-io.c
> index d488f80..4cddc15 100644
> --- a/fs/ext4/page-io.c
> +++ b/fs/ext4/page-io.c
> @@ -370,6 +370,7 @@ static int io_submit_init_bio(struct ext4_io_submit *io,
>          bio->bi_bdev = bh->b_bdev;
>          bio->bi_end_io = ext4_end_bio;
>          bio->bi_private = ext4_get_io_end(io->io_end);
> +       bio->bi_rw |= io->io_op;
>          io->io_bio = bio;
>          io->io_next_block = bh->b_blocknr;
>          return 0;
>
> diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c
> index 71c8c9d..b48048f 100644
> --- a/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c
> +++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c
> @@ -401,7 +401,8 @@ xfs_submit_ioend_bio(
>
>   STATIC struct bio *
>   xfs_alloc_ioend_bio(
> -       struct buffer_head      *bh)
> +       struct buffer_head      *bh,
> +       struct writeback_control *wbc)
>   {
>          int                     nvecs = bio_get_nr_vecs(bh->b_bdev);
>          struct bio              *bio = bio_alloc(GFP_NOIO, nvecs);
> @@ -409,6 +410,7 @@ xfs_alloc_ioend_bio(
>          ASSERT(bio->bi_private == NULL);
>          bio->bi_sector = bh->b_blocknr * (bh->b_size >> 9);
>          bio->bi_bdev = bh->b_bdev;
> +       bio->bi_rw |= (wbc->sync_mode == WB_SYNC_ALL) ? WRITE_SYNC : WRITE;
>          return bio;
>   }
>
> @@ -511,7 +513,8 @@ xfs_submit_ioend(
>
>                          if (!bio) {
>    retry:
> -                               bio = xfs_alloc_ioend_bio(bh);
> +                               bio = xfs_alloc_ioend_bio(bh, wbc);
> +
>                          } else if (bh->b_blocknr != lastblock + 1) {
>                                  xfs_submit_ioend_bio(wbc, ioend, bio);
>                                  goto retry;
>
>
>
> Thanks,
> Bernd
>

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Christoph Hellwig - Nov. 22, 2013, 3:36 p.m.
While this is trivial to fix it's also fairly unexpected and easy
to get wrong for new callers.  Neil, can you explain why you
desperately need it?

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Neil Brown - Nov. 23, 2013, 5:12 a.m.
On Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:36:18 -0800 Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
wrote:

> While this is trivial to fix it's also fairly unexpected and easy
> to get wrong for new callers.  Neil, can you explain why you
> desperately need it?

Desperately?  Not at all?
Need?  Not really.  This is just in RAID5 and merge_bvec_fn is purely an
optimisation for RAID5.
Limiting read BIOs to one chunk allows us to bypass the stripe-cache, so can
be good.
Limiting write BIOs is completely unnecessary so we currently don't bother.

So I have no objection to bvm->bi_rw being removed.

Thanks,
NeilBrown

Patch

diff --git a/fs/ext4/page-io.c b/fs/ext4/page-io.c
index d488f80..4cddc15 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/page-io.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/page-io.c
@@ -370,6 +370,7 @@  static int io_submit_init_bio(struct ext4_io_submit *io,
        bio->bi_bdev = bh->b_bdev;
        bio->bi_end_io = ext4_end_bio;
        bio->bi_private = ext4_get_io_end(io->io_end);
+       bio->bi_rw |= io->io_op;
        io->io_bio = bio;
        io->io_next_block = bh->b_blocknr;
        return 0;

diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c
index 71c8c9d..b48048f 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c
@@ -401,7 +401,8 @@  xfs_submit_ioend_bio(
 
 STATIC struct bio *
 xfs_alloc_ioend_bio(
-       struct buffer_head      *bh)
+       struct buffer_head      *bh,
+       struct writeback_control *wbc)
 {
        int                     nvecs = bio_get_nr_vecs(bh->b_bdev);
        struct bio              *bio = bio_alloc(GFP_NOIO, nvecs);
@@ -409,6 +410,7 @@  xfs_alloc_ioend_bio(
        ASSERT(bio->bi_private == NULL);
        bio->bi_sector = bh->b_blocknr * (bh->b_size >> 9);
        bio->bi_bdev = bh->b_bdev;
+       bio->bi_rw |= (wbc->sync_mode == WB_SYNC_ALL) ? WRITE_SYNC : WRITE;
        return bio;
 }
 
@@ -511,7 +513,8 @@  xfs_submit_ioend(
 
                        if (!bio) {
  retry:
-                               bio = xfs_alloc_ioend_bio(bh);
+                               bio = xfs_alloc_ioend_bio(bh, wbc);
+
                        } else if (bh->b_blocknr != lastblock + 1) {
                                xfs_submit_ioend_bio(wbc, ioend, bio);
                                goto retry;