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[RFC,33/76] netfs: Provide readahead and readpage netfs helpers

Message ID 160588497406.3465195.18003475695899726222.stgit@warthog.procyon.org.uk
State New
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Series fscache: Modernisation | expand

Commit Message

David Howells Nov. 20, 2020, 3:09 p.m. UTC
Add a pair of helper functions:

 (*) netfs_readahead()
 (*) netfs_readpage()

to do the work of handling a readahead or a readpage, where the page(s)
that form part of the request may be split between the local cache, the
server or just require clearing, and may be single pages and transparent
huge pages.  This is all handled within the helper.

Note that while both will read from the cache if there is data present,
only netfs_readahead() will expand the request beyond what it was asked to
do, and only netfs_readahead() will write back to the cache.

netfs_readpage(), on the other hand, is synchronous and only fetches the
page (which might be a THP) it is asked for.

The netfs gives the helper parameters from the VM, the cache cookie it
wants to use (or NULL) and a table of operations (only one of which is
mandatory):

 (*) expand_readahead() [optional]

     Called to allow the netfs to request an expansion of a readahead
     request to meet its own alignment requirements.  This is done by
     changing rreq->start and rreq->len.

 (*) clamp_length() [optional]

     Called to allow the netfs to cut down a subrequest to meet its own
     boundary requirements.  If it does this, the helper will generate
     additional subrequests until the full request is satisfied.

 (*) is_still_valid() [optional]

     Called to find out if the data just read from the cache has been
     invalidated and must be reread from the server.

 (*) issue_op() [required]

     Called to ask the netfs to issue a read to the server.  The subrequest
     describes the read.  The read request holds information about the file
     being accessed.

     The netfs can cache information in rreq->netfs_priv.

     Upon completion, the netfs should set the error, transferred and can
     also set FSCACHE_SREQ_CLEAR_TAIL and then call
     fscache_subreq_terminated().

 (*) done() [optional]

     Called after the pages have been unlocked.  The read request is still
     pinning the file and mapping and may still be pinning pages with
     PG_fscache.  rreq->error indicates any error that has been
     accumulated.

 (*) cleanup() [optional]

     Called when the helper is disposing of a finished read request.  This
     allows the netfs to clear rreq->netfs_priv.

Netfs support is enabled with CONFIG_NETFS_SUPPORT=y.  It will be built
even if CONFIG_FSCACHE=n and in this case much of it should be optimised
away, allowing the filesystem to use it even when caching is disabled.

Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
---

 fs/Kconfig             |    1 
 fs/Makefile            |    1 
 fs/afs/Kconfig         |    1 
 fs/netfs/Makefile      |    6 
 fs/netfs/internal.h    |   61 ++++
 fs/netfs/read_helper.c |  697 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 include/linux/netfs.h  |   95 +++++++
 7 files changed, 862 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 fs/netfs/Makefile
 create mode 100644 fs/netfs/internal.h
 create mode 100644 fs/netfs/read_helper.c
 create mode 100644 include/linux/netfs.h
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Patch

diff --git a/fs/Kconfig b/fs/Kconfig
index aa4c12282301..e3dfbbea502f 100644
--- a/fs/Kconfig
+++ b/fs/Kconfig
@@ -307,6 +307,7 @@  menuconfig NETWORK_FILESYSTEMS
 
 if NETWORK_FILESYSTEMS
 
+source "fs/netfs/Kconfig"
 source "fs/nfs/Kconfig"
 source "fs/nfsd/Kconfig"
 
diff --git a/fs/Makefile b/fs/Makefile
index 999d1a23f036..e922c3bc0a43 100644
--- a/fs/Makefile
+++ b/fs/Makefile
@@ -68,6 +68,7 @@  obj-$(CONFIG_PROFILING)		+= dcookies.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_DLM)		+= dlm/
  
 # Do not add any filesystems before this line
+obj-$(CONFIG_NETFS_SUPPORT)	+= netfs/
 obj-$(CONFIG_FSCACHE)		+= fscache/
 obj-$(CONFIG_REISERFS_FS)	+= reiserfs/
 obj-$(CONFIG_EXT4_FS)		+= ext4/
diff --git a/fs/afs/Kconfig b/fs/afs/Kconfig
index 1ad211d72b3b..fc8ba9142f2f 100644
--- a/fs/afs/Kconfig
+++ b/fs/afs/Kconfig
@@ -4,6 +4,7 @@  config AFS_FS
 	depends on INET
 	select AF_RXRPC
 	select DNS_RESOLVER
+	select NETFS_SUPPORT
 	help
 	  If you say Y here, you will get an experimental Andrew File System
 	  driver. It currently only supports unsecured read-only AFS access.
diff --git a/fs/netfs/Makefile b/fs/netfs/Makefile
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..4b4eff2ba369
--- /dev/null
+++ b/fs/netfs/Makefile
@@ -0,0 +1,6 @@ 
+# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
+
+netfs-y := \
+	read_helper.o
+
+obj-$(CONFIG_NETFS_SUPPORT) := netfs.o
diff --git a/fs/netfs/internal.h b/fs/netfs/internal.h
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..b07f43f9130e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/fs/netfs/internal.h
@@ -0,0 +1,61 @@ 
+/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-or-later */
+/* Internal definitions for network filesystem support
+ *
+ * Copyright (C) 2020 Red Hat, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
+ * Written by David Howells (dhowells@redhat.com)
+ */
+
+#ifdef pr_fmt
+#undef pr_fmt
+#endif
+
+#define pr_fmt(fmt) "netfs: " fmt
+
+/*
+ * read_helper.c
+ */
+extern unsigned int netfs_debug;
+
+#define netfs_stat(x) do {} while(0)
+#define netfs_stat_d(x) do {} while(0)
+
+/*****************************************************************************/
+/*
+ * debug tracing
+ */
+#define dbgprintk(FMT, ...) \
+	printk("[%-6.6s] "FMT"\n", current->comm, ##__VA_ARGS__)
+
+#define kenter(FMT, ...) dbgprintk("==> %s("FMT")", __func__, ##__VA_ARGS__)
+#define kleave(FMT, ...) dbgprintk("<== %s()"FMT"", __func__, ##__VA_ARGS__)
+#define kdebug(FMT, ...) dbgprintk(FMT, ##__VA_ARGS__)
+
+#ifdef __KDEBUG
+#define _enter(FMT, ...) kenter(FMT, ##__VA_ARGS__)
+#define _leave(FMT, ...) kleave(FMT, ##__VA_ARGS__)
+#define _debug(FMT, ...) kdebug(FMT, ##__VA_ARGS__)
+
+#elif defined(CONFIG_NETFS_DEBUG)
+#define _enter(FMT, ...)			\
+do {						\
+	if (netfs_debug)			\
+		kenter(FMT, ##__VA_ARGS__);	\
+} while (0)
+
+#define _leave(FMT, ...)			\
+do {						\
+	if (netfs_debug)			\
+		kleave(FMT, ##__VA_ARGS__);	\
+} while (0)
+
+#define _debug(FMT, ...)			\
+do {						\
+	if (netfs_debug)			\
+		kdebug(FMT, ##__VA_ARGS__);	\
+} while (0)
+
+#else
+#define _enter(FMT, ...) no_printk("==> %s("FMT")", __func__, ##__VA_ARGS__)
+#define _leave(FMT, ...) no_printk("<== %s()"FMT"", __func__, ##__VA_ARGS__)
+#define _debug(FMT, ...) no_printk(FMT, ##__VA_ARGS__)
+#endif
diff --git a/fs/netfs/read_helper.c b/fs/netfs/read_helper.c
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..d0e3d5e0ced4
--- /dev/null
+++ b/fs/netfs/read_helper.c
@@ -0,0 +1,697 @@ 
+// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-or-later
+/* Network filesystem high-level read support.
+ *
+ * Copyright (C) 2020 Red Hat, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
+ * Written by David Howells (dhowells@redhat.com)
+ */
+
+#include <linux/export.h>
+#include <linux/fs.h>
+#include <linux/mm.h>
+#include <linux/file.h>
+#include <linux/slab.h>
+#include <linux/uio.h>
+#include <linux/sched/mm.h>
+#include <linux/task_io_accounting_ops.h>
+#include <linux/netfs.h>
+#include <linux/fscache.h>
+#include "internal.h"
+
+MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Network fs support");
+MODULE_AUTHOR("Red Hat, Inc.");
+MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
+
+unsigned netfs_debug;
+module_param_named(debug, netfs_debug, uint, S_IWUSR | S_IRUGO);
+MODULE_PARM_DESC(netfs_debug, "Netfs support debugging mask");
+
+static void netfs_rreq_work(struct work_struct *);
+static void __netfs_put_subrequest(struct netfs_read_subrequest *);
+
+static void netfs_put_subrequest(struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq)
+{
+	if (refcount_dec_and_test(&subreq->usage))
+		__netfs_put_subrequest(subreq);
+}
+
+static struct netfs_read_request *netfs_alloc_read_request(
+	const struct netfs_read_request_ops *ops, void *netfs_priv,
+	struct file *file)
+{
+	struct netfs_read_request *rreq;
+
+	rreq = kzalloc(sizeof(struct netfs_read_request), GFP_KERNEL);
+	if (rreq) {
+		rreq->netfs_ops	= ops;
+		rreq->netfs_priv = netfs_priv;
+		rreq->inode	= file_inode(file);
+		rreq->i_size	= i_size_read(rreq->inode);
+		INIT_LIST_HEAD(&rreq->subrequests);
+		INIT_WORK(&rreq->work, netfs_rreq_work);
+		refcount_set(&rreq->usage, 1);
+		__set_bit(NETFS_RREQ_IN_PROGRESS, &rreq->flags);
+		ops->init_rreq(rreq, file);
+	}
+
+	return rreq;
+}
+
+static void netfs_get_read_request(struct netfs_read_request *rreq)
+{
+	refcount_inc(&rreq->usage);
+}
+
+static void netfs_rreq_clear_subreqs(struct netfs_read_request *rreq)
+{
+	struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq;
+
+	while (!list_empty(&rreq->subrequests)) {
+		subreq = list_first_entry(&rreq->subrequests,
+					  struct netfs_read_subrequest, rreq_link);
+		list_del(&subreq->rreq_link);
+		netfs_put_subrequest(subreq);
+	}
+}
+
+static void netfs_put_read_request(struct netfs_read_request *rreq)
+{
+	if (refcount_dec_and_test(&rreq->usage)) {
+		netfs_rreq_clear_subreqs(rreq);
+		if (rreq->netfs_priv)
+			rreq->netfs_ops->cleanup(rreq->mapping, rreq->netfs_priv);
+		kfree(rreq);
+	}
+}
+
+/*
+ * Allocate and partially initialise an I/O request structure.
+ */
+static struct netfs_read_subrequest *netfs_alloc_subrequest(
+	struct netfs_read_request *rreq)
+{
+	struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq;
+
+	subreq = kzalloc(sizeof(struct netfs_read_subrequest), GFP_KERNEL);
+	if (subreq) {
+		INIT_LIST_HEAD(&subreq->rreq_link);
+		refcount_set(&subreq->usage, 2);
+		subreq->rreq = rreq;
+	}
+
+	return subreq;
+}
+
+static void netfs_get_read_subrequest(struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq)
+{
+	refcount_inc(&subreq->usage);
+}
+
+static void __netfs_put_subrequest(struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq)
+{
+	netfs_put_read_request(subreq->rreq);
+	kfree(subreq);
+}
+
+/*
+ * Clear the unread part of an I/O request.
+ */
+static void netfs_clear_unread(struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq)
+{
+	struct iov_iter iter;
+
+	iov_iter_xarray(&iter, WRITE, &subreq->rreq->mapping->i_pages,
+			subreq->start + subreq->transferred,
+			subreq->len   - subreq->transferred);
+	iov_iter_zero(iov_iter_count(&iter), &iter);
+}
+
+/*
+ * Fill a subrequest region with zeroes.
+ */
+static void netfs_fill_with_zeroes(struct netfs_read_request *rreq,
+				   struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq)
+{
+	__set_bit(NETFS_SREQ_CLEAR_TAIL, &subreq->flags);
+	netfs_subreq_terminated(subreq, 0);
+}
+
+/*
+ * Ask the netfs to issue a read request to the server for us.
+ *
+ * The netfs is expected to read from subreq->pos + subreq->transferred to
+ * subreq->pos + subreq->len - 1.  It may not backtrack and write data into the
+ * buffer prior to the transferred point as it might clobber dirty data
+ * obtained from the cache.
+ *
+ * Alternatively, the netfs is allowed to indicate one of two things:
+ *
+ * - NETFS_SREQ_SHORT_READ: A short read - it will get called again to try and
+ *   make progress.
+ *
+ * - NETFS_SREQ_CLEAR_TAIL: A short read - the rest of the buffer will be
+ *   cleared.
+ */
+static void netfs_read_from_server(struct netfs_read_request *rreq,
+				   struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq)
+{
+	rreq->netfs_ops->issue_op(subreq);
+}
+
+/*
+ * Release those waiting.
+ */
+static void netfs_rreq_completed(struct netfs_read_request *rreq)
+{
+	netfs_rreq_clear_subreqs(rreq);
+	netfs_put_read_request(rreq);
+}
+
+/*
+ * Unlock the pages in a read operation.  We need to set PG_fscache on any
+ * pages we're going to write back before we unlock them.
+ */
+static void netfs_rreq_unlock(struct netfs_read_request *rreq)
+{
+	struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq;
+	struct page *page;
+	unsigned int iopos, account = 0;
+	pgoff_t start_page = rreq->start / PAGE_SIZE;
+	pgoff_t last_page = ((rreq->start + rreq->len) / PAGE_SIZE) - 1;
+	bool subreq_failed = false;
+	int i;
+
+	XA_STATE(xas, &rreq->mapping->i_pages, start_page);
+
+	if (test_bit(NETFS_RREQ_FAILED, &rreq->flags)) {
+		__clear_bit(NETFS_RREQ_WRITE_TO_CACHE, &rreq->flags);
+		list_for_each_entry(subreq, &rreq->subrequests, rreq_link) {
+			__clear_bit(NETFS_SREQ_WRITE_TO_CACHE, &subreq->flags);
+		}
+	}
+
+	/* Walk through the pagecache and the I/O request lists simultaneously.
+	 * We may have a mixture of cached and uncached sections and we only
+	 * really want to write out the uncached sections.  This is slightly
+	 * complicated by the possibility that we might have huge pages with a
+	 * mixture inside.
+	 */
+	subreq = list_first_entry(&rreq->subrequests,
+				  struct netfs_read_subrequest, rreq_link);
+	iopos = 0;
+	subreq_failed = (subreq->error < 0);
+
+	rcu_read_lock();
+	xas_for_each(&xas, page, last_page) {
+		unsigned int pgpos = (page->index - start_page) * PAGE_SIZE;
+		unsigned int pgend = pgpos + thp_size(page);
+		bool pg_failed = false;
+
+		for (;;) {
+			if (test_bit(NETFS_SREQ_WRITE_TO_CACHE, &subreq->flags))
+				SetPageFsCache(page);
+			pg_failed |= subreq_failed;
+			if (pgend < iopos + subreq->len)
+				break;
+
+			account += subreq->transferred;
+			iopos += subreq->len;
+			if (!list_is_last(&subreq->rreq_link, &rreq->subrequests)) {
+				subreq = list_next_entry(subreq, rreq_link);
+				subreq_failed = (subreq->error < 0);
+			} else {
+				subreq = NULL;
+				subreq_failed = false;
+			}
+			if (pgend == iopos)
+				break;
+		}
+
+		if (!subreq_failed) {
+			for (i = 0; i < thp_nr_pages(page); i++)
+				flush_dcache_page(page);
+			SetPageUptodate(page);
+		}
+
+		if (!test_bit(NETFS_RREQ_DONT_UNLOCK_PAGES, &rreq->flags)) {
+			if (page->index == rreq->no_unlock_page &&
+			    test_bit(NETFS_RREQ_NO_UNLOCK_PAGE, &rreq->flags))
+				_debug("no unlock");
+			else
+				unlock_page(page);
+		}
+	}
+	rcu_read_unlock();
+
+	task_io_account_read(account);
+	if (rreq->netfs_ops->done)
+		rreq->netfs_ops->done(rreq);
+}
+
+/*
+ * Handle a short read.
+ */
+static void netfs_rreq_short_read(struct netfs_read_request *rreq,
+				  struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq)
+{
+	__clear_bit(NETFS_SREQ_SHORT_READ, &subreq->flags);
+	__set_bit(NETFS_SREQ_SEEK_DATA_READ, &subreq->flags);
+
+	netfs_get_read_subrequest(subreq);
+	atomic_inc(&rreq->nr_rd_ops);
+	netfs_read_from_server(rreq, subreq);
+}
+
+/*
+ * Resubmit any short or failed operations.  Returns true if we got the rreq
+ * ref back.
+ */
+static bool netfs_rreq_perform_resubmissions(struct netfs_read_request *rreq)
+{
+	struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq;
+
+	WARN_ON(in_softirq());
+
+	/* We don't want terminating submissions trying to wake us up whilst
+	 * we're still going through the list.
+	 */
+	atomic_inc(&rreq->nr_rd_ops);
+
+	__clear_bit(NETFS_RREQ_INCOMPLETE_IO, &rreq->flags);
+	list_for_each_entry(subreq, &rreq->subrequests, rreq_link) {
+		if (subreq->error) {
+			if (subreq->source != NETFS_READ_FROM_CACHE)
+				break;
+			subreq->source = NETFS_DOWNLOAD_FROM_SERVER;
+			subreq->error = 0;
+			netfs_get_read_subrequest(subreq);
+			atomic_inc(&rreq->nr_rd_ops);
+			netfs_read_from_server(rreq, subreq);
+		} else if (test_bit(NETFS_SREQ_SHORT_READ, &subreq->flags)) {
+			netfs_rreq_short_read(rreq, subreq);
+		}
+	}
+
+	/* If we decrement nr_rd_ops to 0, the usage ref belongs to us. */
+	if (atomic_dec_and_test(&rreq->nr_rd_ops))
+		return true;
+
+	wake_up_var(&rreq->nr_rd_ops);
+	return false;
+}
+
+/*
+ * Assess the state of a read request and decide what to do next.
+ *
+ * Note that we could be in an ordinary kernel thread, on a workqueue or in
+ * softirq context at this point.  We inherit a ref from the caller.
+ */
+static void netfs_rreq_assess(struct netfs_read_request *rreq)
+{
+again:
+	if (!test_bit(NETFS_RREQ_FAILED, &rreq->flags) &&
+	    test_bit(NETFS_RREQ_INCOMPLETE_IO, &rreq->flags)) {
+		if (netfs_rreq_perform_resubmissions(rreq))
+			goto again;
+		return;
+	}
+
+	netfs_rreq_unlock(rreq);
+
+	clear_bit_unlock(NETFS_RREQ_IN_PROGRESS, &rreq->flags);
+	wake_up_bit(&rreq->flags, NETFS_RREQ_IN_PROGRESS);
+
+	netfs_rreq_completed(rreq);
+}
+
+static void netfs_rreq_work(struct work_struct *work)
+{
+	struct netfs_read_request *rreq =
+		container_of(work, struct netfs_read_request, work);
+	netfs_rreq_assess(rreq);
+}
+
+/*
+ * Handle the completion of all outstanding I/O operations on a read request.
+ * We inherit a ref from the caller.
+ */
+static void netfs_rreq_terminated(struct netfs_read_request *rreq)
+{
+	if (test_bit(NETFS_RREQ_INCOMPLETE_IO, &rreq->flags) &&
+	    in_softirq()) {
+		if (!queue_work(system_unbound_wq, &rreq->work))
+			BUG();
+	} else {
+		netfs_rreq_assess(rreq);
+	}
+}
+
+/**
+ * netfs_subreq_terminated - Note the termination of an I/O operation.
+ * @subreq: The I/O request that has terminated.
+ *
+ * This tells the read helper that a contributory I/O operation has terminated,
+ * one way or another, and that it should integrate the results.
+ *
+ * The caller must have set @subreq->transferred, @subreq->error and
+ * @subreq->flags as appropriate for the outcome of the operation.  The helper
+ * will look after reissuing I/O operations as appropriate and writing
+ * downloaded data to the cache.
+ *
+ * This may be called from a softirq handler, so we want to avoid taking the
+ * spinlock if we can.
+ */
+void netfs_subreq_terminated(struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq,
+			     ssize_t transferred_or_error)
+{
+	struct netfs_read_request *rreq = subreq->rreq;
+	int u;
+
+	_enter("[%u]{%llx,%lx},%zd",
+	       subreq->debug_index, subreq->start, subreq->flags,
+	       transferred_or_error);
+
+	if (IS_ERR_VALUE(transferred_or_error)) {
+		subreq->error = transferred_or_error;
+		goto failed;
+	}
+
+	if (WARN_ON(transferred_or_error > subreq->len - subreq->transferred))
+		transferred_or_error = subreq->len - subreq->transferred;
+
+	subreq->error = 0;
+	subreq->transferred += transferred_or_error;
+	if (subreq->transferred < subreq->len)
+		goto incomplete;
+
+complete:
+	__clear_bit(NETFS_SREQ_NO_PROGRESS, &subreq->flags);
+	if (test_bit(NETFS_SREQ_WRITE_TO_CACHE, &subreq->flags))
+		set_bit(NETFS_RREQ_WRITE_TO_CACHE, &rreq->flags);
+
+out:
+	/* If we decrement nr_rd_ops to 0, the ref belongs to us. */
+	u = atomic_dec_return(&rreq->nr_rd_ops);
+	if (u == 0)
+		netfs_rreq_terminated(rreq);
+	else if (u == 1)
+		wake_up_var(&rreq->nr_rd_ops);
+
+	netfs_put_subrequest(subreq);
+	return;
+
+incomplete:
+	if (test_bit(NETFS_SREQ_CLEAR_TAIL, &subreq->flags)) {
+		netfs_clear_unread(subreq);
+		subreq->transferred = subreq->len;
+		goto complete;
+	}
+
+	if (transferred_or_error == 0) {
+		if (__test_and_set_bit(NETFS_SREQ_NO_PROGRESS, &subreq->flags)) {
+			subreq->error = -ENODATA;
+			goto failed;
+		}
+	} else {
+		__clear_bit(NETFS_SREQ_NO_PROGRESS, &subreq->flags);
+	}
+
+	__set_bit(NETFS_SREQ_SHORT_READ, &subreq->flags);
+	set_bit(NETFS_RREQ_INCOMPLETE_IO, &rreq->flags);
+	goto out;
+
+failed:
+	if (subreq->source == NETFS_READ_FROM_CACHE) {
+		set_bit(NETFS_RREQ_INCOMPLETE_IO, &rreq->flags);
+	} else {
+		set_bit(NETFS_RREQ_FAILED, &rreq->flags);
+		rreq->error = subreq->error;
+	}
+	goto out;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(netfs_subreq_terminated);
+
+static enum netfs_read_source netfs_cache_prepare_read(struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq,
+						       loff_t i_size)
+{
+	struct netfs_read_request *rreq = subreq->rreq;
+
+	if (subreq->start >= rreq->i_size)
+		return NETFS_FILL_WITH_ZEROES;
+	return NETFS_DOWNLOAD_FROM_SERVER;
+}
+
+/*
+ * Work out what sort of subrequest the next one will be.
+ */
+static enum netfs_read_source
+netfs_rreq_prepare_read(struct netfs_read_request *rreq,
+			struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq)
+{
+	enum netfs_read_source source;
+
+	_enter("%llx-%llx,%llx", subreq->start, subreq->start + subreq->len, rreq->i_size);
+
+	source = netfs_cache_prepare_read(subreq, rreq->i_size);
+	if (source == NETFS_INVALID_READ)
+		goto out;
+
+	if (source == NETFS_DOWNLOAD_FROM_SERVER) {
+		/* Call out to the netfs to let it shrink the request to fit
+		 * its own I/O sizes and boundaries.  If it shinks it here, it
+		 * will be called again to make simultaneous calls; if it wants
+		 * to make serial calls, it can indicate a short read and then
+		 * we will call it again.
+		 */
+		if (subreq->len > rreq->i_size - subreq->start)
+			subreq->len = rreq->i_size - subreq->start;
+
+		if (rreq->netfs_ops->clamp_length &&
+		    !rreq->netfs_ops->clamp_length(subreq)) {
+			source = NETFS_INVALID_READ;
+			goto out;
+		}
+	}
+
+	if (WARN_ON(subreq->len == 0))
+		source = NETFS_INVALID_READ;
+
+out:
+	subreq->source = source;
+	return source;
+}
+
+/*
+ * Slice off a piece of a read request and submit an I/O request for it.
+ */
+static bool netfs_rreq_submit_slice(struct netfs_read_request *rreq,
+				    unsigned int *_debug_index)
+{
+	struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq;
+	enum netfs_read_source source;
+
+	subreq = netfs_alloc_subrequest(rreq);
+	if (!subreq)
+		return false;
+
+	subreq->debug_index	= (*_debug_index)++;
+	subreq->start		= rreq->start + rreq->submitted;
+	subreq->len		= rreq->len   - rreq->submitted;
+
+	_debug("slice %llx,%zx,%zx", subreq->start, subreq->len, rreq->submitted);
+
+	/* Call out to the cache to find out what it can do with the remaining
+	 * subset.  It tells us in subreq->flags what it decided should be done
+	 * and adjusts subreq->len down if the subset crosses a cache boundary.
+	 *
+	 * Then when we hand the subset, it can choose to take a subset of that
+	 * (the starts must coincide), in which case, we go around the loop
+	 * again and ask it to download the next piece.
+	 */
+	source = netfs_rreq_prepare_read(rreq, subreq);
+	if (source == NETFS_INVALID_READ)
+		goto subreq_failed;
+
+	netfs_get_read_request(rreq);
+	atomic_inc(&rreq->nr_rd_ops);
+	list_add_tail(&subreq->rreq_link, &rreq->subrequests);
+
+	rreq->submitted += subreq->len;
+
+	switch (source) {
+	case NETFS_FILL_WITH_ZEROES:
+		netfs_fill_with_zeroes(rreq, subreq);
+		break;
+	case NETFS_DOWNLOAD_FROM_SERVER:
+		netfs_read_from_server(rreq, subreq);
+		break;
+	default:
+		BUG();
+	}
+
+	return true;
+
+subreq_failed:
+	netfs_put_subrequest(subreq);
+	netfs_put_subrequest(subreq);
+	return false;
+}
+
+static void netfs_rreq_expand(struct netfs_read_request *rreq,
+			      struct readahead_control *ractl)
+{
+	/* Give the netfs a chance to change the request parameters.  The
+	 * resultant request must contain the original region.
+	 */
+	if (rreq->netfs_ops->expand_readahead)
+		rreq->netfs_ops->expand_readahead(rreq);
+
+	/* Expand the request if the cache wants it to start earlier.  Note
+	 * that the expansion may get further extended if the VM wishes to
+	 * insert THPs and the preferred start and/or end wind up in the middle
+	 * of THPs.
+	 *
+	 * If this is the case, however, the THP size should be an integer
+	 * multiple of the cache granule size, so we get a whole number of
+	 * granules to deal with.
+	 */
+	if (rreq->start  != readahead_pos(ractl) ||
+	    rreq->len != readahead_length(ractl)) {
+		readahead_expand(ractl, rreq->start, rreq->len);
+		rreq->start  = readahead_pos(ractl);
+		rreq->len = readahead_length(ractl);
+	}
+}
+
+/**
+ * netfs_readahead - Helper to manage a read request
+ * @ractl: The description of the readahead request
+ * @ops: The network filesystem's operations for the helper to use
+ * @netfs_priv: Private netfs data to be retained in the request
+ *
+ * Fulfil a readahead request by drawing data from the cache if possible, or
+ * the netfs if not.  Space beyond the EOF is zero-filled.  Multiple I/O
+ * requests from different sources will get munged together.  If necessary, the
+ * readahead window can be expanded in either direction to a more convenient
+ * alighment for RPC efficiency or to make storage in the cache feasible.
+ *
+ * The calling netfs must provide a table of operations, only one of which,
+ * issue_op, is mandatory.  It may also be passed a private token, which will
+ * be retained in rreq->netfs_priv and will be cleaned up by ops->cleanup().
+ *
+ * This is usable whether or not caching is enabled.
+ */
+void netfs_readahead(struct readahead_control *ractl,
+		     const struct netfs_read_request_ops *ops,
+		     void *netfs_priv)
+{
+	struct netfs_read_request *rreq;
+	struct page *page;
+	unsigned int debug_index = 0;
+
+	_enter("%lx,%x", readahead_index(ractl), readahead_count(ractl));
+
+	if (readahead_count(ractl) == 0)
+		goto cleanup;
+
+	rreq = netfs_alloc_read_request(ops, netfs_priv, ractl->file);
+	if (!rreq)
+		goto cleanup;
+	rreq->mapping	= ractl->mapping;
+	rreq->start	= readahead_pos(ractl);
+	rreq->len	= readahead_length(ractl);
+
+	netfs_rreq_expand(rreq, ractl);
+
+	atomic_set(&rreq->nr_rd_ops, 1);
+	do {
+		if (!netfs_rreq_submit_slice(rreq, &debug_index))
+			break;
+
+	} while (rreq->submitted < rreq->len);
+
+	if (rreq->submitted == 0) {
+		netfs_put_read_request(rreq);
+		return;
+	}
+
+	// TODO: If we didn't submit enough readage, we need to try punting to
+	// a work queue.
+
+	while ((page = readahead_page(ractl)))
+		put_page(page);
+
+	/* If we decrement nr_rd_ops to 0, the ref belongs to us. */
+	if (atomic_dec_and_test(&rreq->nr_rd_ops))
+		netfs_rreq_assess(rreq);
+	return;
+
+cleanup:
+	if (netfs_priv)
+		ops->cleanup(ractl->mapping, netfs_priv);
+	return;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(netfs_readahead);
+
+/**
+ * netfs_page - Helper to manage a readpage request
+ * @file: The file to read from
+ * @page: The page to read
+ * @ops: The network filesystem's operations for the helper to use
+ * @netfs_priv: Private netfs data to be retained in the request
+ *
+ * Fulfil a readpage request by drawing data from the cache if possible, or the
+ * netfs if not.  Space beyond the EOF is zero-filled.  Multiple I/O requests
+ * from different sources will get munged together.
+ *
+ * The calling netfs must provide a table of operations, only one of which,
+ * issue_op, is mandatory.  It may also be passed a private token, which will
+ * be retained in rreq->netfs_priv and will be cleaned up by ops->cleanup().
+ *
+ * This is usable whether or not caching is enabled.
+ */
+int netfs_readpage(struct file *file,
+		   struct page *page,
+		   const struct netfs_read_request_ops *ops,
+		   void *netfs_priv)
+{
+	struct netfs_read_request *rreq;
+	unsigned int debug_index = 0;
+	int ret;
+
+	_enter("%lx", page->index);
+
+	rreq = netfs_alloc_read_request(ops, netfs_priv, file);
+	if (!rreq) {
+		if (netfs_priv)
+			ops->cleanup(netfs_priv, page->mapping);
+		return -ENOMEM;
+	}
+	rreq->mapping		= page->mapping;
+	rreq->start		= page->index * PAGE_SIZE;
+	rreq->len		= thp_size(page);
+
+	netfs_get_read_request(rreq);
+
+	atomic_set(&rreq->nr_rd_ops, 1);
+	do {
+		if (!netfs_rreq_submit_slice(rreq, &debug_index))
+			break;
+
+	} while (rreq->submitted < rreq->len);
+
+	// TODO: If we didn't submit enough readage, we need to clean up
+
+	/* Keep nr_rd_ops incremented so that the ref always belongs to us, and
+	 * the service code isn't punted off to a random thread pool to
+	 * process.
+	 */
+	do {
+		wait_var_event(&rreq->nr_rd_ops, atomic_read(&rreq->nr_rd_ops) == 1);
+		netfs_rreq_assess(rreq);
+	} while (test_bit(NETFS_RREQ_IN_PROGRESS, &rreq->flags));
+
+	ret = rreq->error;
+	netfs_put_read_request(rreq);
+	return ret;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(netfs_readpage);
diff --git a/include/linux/netfs.h b/include/linux/netfs.h
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..722b8131a1ea
--- /dev/null
+++ b/include/linux/netfs.h
@@ -0,0 +1,95 @@ 
+/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-or-later */
+/* Network filesystem support services.
+ *
+ * Copyright (C) 2020 Red Hat, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
+ * Written by David Howells (dhowells@redhat.com)
+ *
+ * See: Documentation/filesystems/caching/netfs-support.rst
+ *
+ * for a description of the network filesystem interface declared here.
+ */
+
+#ifndef _LINUX_NETFS_H
+#define _LINUX_NETFS_H
+
+enum netfs_read_source {
+	NETFS_FILL_WITH_ZEROES,
+	NETFS_DOWNLOAD_FROM_SERVER,
+	NETFS_READ_FROM_CACHE,
+	NETFS_INVALID_READ,
+} __mode(byte);
+
+/*
+ * Descriptor for a single component subrequest.
+ */
+struct netfs_read_subrequest {
+	struct netfs_read_request *rreq;	/* Supervising read request */
+	struct list_head	rreq_link;	/* Link in rreq->subrequests */
+	loff_t			start;		/* Where to start the I/O */
+	size_t			len;		/* Size of the I/O */
+	size_t			transferred;	/* Amount of data transferred */
+	refcount_t		usage;
+	short			error;		/* 0 or error that occurred */
+	unsigned short		debug_index;	/* Index in list (for debugging output) */
+	enum netfs_read_source	source;		/* Where to read from */
+	unsigned long		flags;
+#define NETFS_SREQ_WRITE_TO_CACHE	0	/* Set if should write to cache */
+#define NETFS_SREQ_CLEAR_TAIL		1	/* Set if the rest of the read should be cleared */
+#define NETFS_SREQ_SHORT_READ		2	/* Set if there was a short read from the cache */
+#define NETFS_SREQ_SEEK_DATA_READ	3	/* Set if ->read() should SEEK_DATA first */
+#define NETFS_SREQ_NO_PROGRESS		4	/* Set if we didn't manage to read any data */
+};
+
+/*
+ * Descriptor for a read helper request.  This is used to make multiple I/O
+ * requests on a variety of sources and then stitch the result together.
+ */
+struct netfs_read_request {
+	struct inode		*inode;		/* The file being accessed */
+	struct address_space	*mapping;	/* The mapping being accessed */
+	struct list_head	subrequests;	/* Requests to fetch I/O from disk or net */
+	struct work_struct	work;
+	void			*netfs_priv;	/* Private data for the netfs */
+	atomic_t		nr_rd_ops;	/* Number of read ops in progress */
+	size_t			submitted;	/* Amount submitted for I/O so far */
+	size_t			len;		/* Length of the request */
+	short			error;		/* 0 or error that occurred */
+	loff_t			i_size;		/* Size of the file */
+	loff_t			start;		/* Start position */
+	pgoff_t			no_unlock_page;	/* Don't unlock this page after read */
+	refcount_t		usage;
+	unsigned long		flags;
+#define NETFS_RREQ_INCOMPLETE_IO	0	/* Some ioreqs terminated short or with error */
+#define NETFS_RREQ_WRITE_TO_CACHE	1	/* Need to write to the cache */
+#define NETFS_RREQ_NO_UNLOCK_PAGE	2	/* Don't unlock no_unlock_page on completion */
+#define NETFS_RREQ_DONT_UNLOCK_PAGES	3	/* Don't unlock the pages on completion */
+#define NETFS_RREQ_FAILED		4	/* The request failed */
+#define NETFS_RREQ_IN_PROGRESS		5	/* Unlocked when the request completes */
+	const struct netfs_read_request_ops *netfs_ops;
+};
+
+/*
+ * Operations the network filesystem can/must provide to the helpers.
+ */
+struct netfs_read_request_ops {
+	void (*init_rreq)(struct netfs_read_request *rreq, struct file *file);
+	void (*expand_readahead)(struct netfs_read_request *rreq);
+	bool (*clamp_length)(struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq);
+	void (*issue_op)(struct netfs_read_subrequest *subreq);
+	bool (*is_still_valid)(struct netfs_read_request *rreq);
+	void (*done)(struct netfs_read_request *rreq);
+	void (*cleanup)(struct address_space *mapping, void *netfs_priv);
+};
+
+struct readahead_control;
+extern void netfs_readahead(struct readahead_control *,
+			    const struct netfs_read_request_ops *,
+			    void *);
+extern int netfs_readpage(struct file *,
+			  struct page *,
+			  const struct netfs_read_request_ops *,
+			  void *);
+
+extern void netfs_subreq_terminated(struct netfs_read_subrequest *, ssize_t);
+
+#endif /* _LINUX_NETFS_H */