# ext3: speed up group trim with the right free block count.

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## Commit Message

Tao Ma Jan. 21, 2011, 1:59 a.m.
```From: Tao Ma <boyu.mt@taobao.com>

When we trim some free blocks in a group of ext3, we should
calculate the free blocks properly and check whether there are
enough freed blocks left for us to trim. Current solution will
only calculate free spaces if they are large for a trim which
is wrong.

Let us see a small example:
a group has 1.5M free which are 300k, 300k, 300k, 300k, 300k.
And minblocks is 1M. With current solution, we have to iterate
the whole group since these 300k will never be subtracted from
1.5M. But actually we should exit after we find the first 2
free spaces since the left 3 chunks only sum up to 900K if we
subtract the first 600K although they can't be trimed.

Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Cc: Lukas Czerner <lczerner@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Tao Ma <boyu.mt@taobao.com>
---
fs/ext3/balloc.c |    5 +++--
1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
```

Lukas Czerner Jan. 21, 2011, 10:44 a.m. | #1
```On Fri, 21 Jan 2011, Tao Ma wrote:

> From: Tao Ma <boyu.mt@taobao.com>
>
> When we trim some free blocks in a group of ext3, we should
> calculate the free blocks properly and check whether there are
> enough freed blocks left for us to trim. Current solution will
> only calculate free spaces if they are large for a trim which
> is wrong.
>
> Let us see a small example:
> a group has 1.5M free which are 300k, 300k, 300k, 300k, 300k.
> And minblocks is 1M. With current solution, we have to iterate
> the whole group since these 300k will never be subtracted from
> 1.5M. But actually we should exit after we find the first 2
> free spaces since the left 3 chunks only sum up to 900K if we
> subtract the first 600K although they can't be trimed.
>
> Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
> Cc: Lukas Czerner <lczerner@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Tao Ma <boyu.mt@taobao.com>
> ---
>  fs/ext3/balloc.c |    5 +++--
>  1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/ext3/balloc.c b/fs/ext3/balloc.c
> index 045995c..971e1bd 100644
> --- a/fs/ext3/balloc.c
> +++ b/fs/ext3/balloc.c
> @@ -1922,7 +1922,7 @@ ext3_grpblk_t ext3_trim_all_free(struct super_block *sb, unsigned int group,
>  				ext3_grpblk_t minblocks)
>  {
>  	handle_t *handle;
> -	ext3_grpblk_t next, free_blocks, bit, freed, count = 0;
> +	ext3_grpblk_t next, free_blocks, bit, freed, count = 0, free_count = 0;
>  	struct ext3_sb_info *sbi;
>  	struct buffer_head *gdp_bh, *bitmap_bh = NULL;
> @@ -1991,6 +1991,7 @@ ext3_grpblk_t ext3_trim_all_free(struct super_block *sb, unsigned int group,
>  		spin_unlock(sb_bgl_lock(sbi, group));
>  		percpu_counter_sub(&sbi->s_freeblocks_counter, next - start);
>
> +		free_count += next - start;
>  		/* Do not issue a TRIM on extents smaller than minblocks */
>  		if ((next - start) < minblocks)
>  			goto free_extent;
> @@ -2040,7 +2041,7 @@ free_extent:
>  		cond_resched();
>
>  		/* No more suitable extents */
> -		if ((free_blocks - count) < minblocks)
> +		if ((free_blocks - free_count) < minblocks)
>  			break;
>  	}
>
>

Nice catch, do you plan to do the same for ext4 ? Btw, I do not think
there is a need for new variable (free_count), you can as well do :

free_blocks -= next - start;
...
if (free_blocks < minblocks)
break;

Thanks!
-Lukas
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## Patch

```diff --git a/fs/ext3/balloc.c b/fs/ext3/balloc.c
index 045995c..971e1bd 100644
--- a/fs/ext3/balloc.c
+++ b/fs/ext3/balloc.c
@@ -1922,7 +1922,7 @@  ext3_grpblk_t ext3_trim_all_free(struct super_block *sb, unsigned int group,
ext3_grpblk_t minblocks)
{
handle_t *handle;
-	ext3_grpblk_t next, free_blocks, bit, freed, count = 0;
+	ext3_grpblk_t next, free_blocks, bit, freed, count = 0, free_count = 0;
struct ext3_sb_info *sbi;
struct buffer_head *gdp_bh, *bitmap_bh = NULL;
@@ -1991,6 +1991,7 @@  ext3_grpblk_t ext3_trim_all_free(struct super_block *sb, unsigned int group,
spin_unlock(sb_bgl_lock(sbi, group));
percpu_counter_sub(&sbi->s_freeblocks_counter, next - start);

+		free_count += next - start;
/* Do not issue a TRIM on extents smaller than minblocks */
if ((next - start) < minblocks)
goto free_extent;
@@ -2040,7 +2041,7 @@  free_extent:
cond_resched();

/* No more suitable extents */
-		if ((free_blocks - count) < minblocks)
+		if ((free_blocks - free_count) < minblocks)
break;
}

```