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From: "Li, Hao" <lihao2018.fnst@cn.fujitsu.com>
To: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@intel.com>
Cc: <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>, <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, <y-goto@fujitsu.com>,
	Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>, <darrick.wong@oracle.com>,
	"linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org" <linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org" <linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fs: Kill DCACHE_DONTCACHE dentry even if DCACHE_REFERENCED is set
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 18:06:31 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2e46fc36-79e5-16a4-6fca-6168f38e5ac6@cn.fujitsu.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <66cbc944-064f-01e9-e282-fd4a4ec99ad0@cn.fujitsu.com>

Hello,

CC to Dave, darrick.wong and xfs/nvdimm list to get more discussions.

Thanks.
Hao Li

On 2020/8/24 14:17, Li, Hao wrote:
> On 2020/8/23 14:54, Ira Weiny wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 10:40:41AM -0700, 'Ira Weiny' wrote:
>>> On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 09:59:53AM +0800, Hao Li wrote:
>>>> Currently, DCACHE_REFERENCED prevents the dentry with DCACHE_DONTCACHE
>>>> set from being killed, so the corresponding inode can't be evicted. If
>>>> the DAX policy of an inode is changed, we can't make policy changing
>>>> take effects unless dropping caches manually.
>>>>
>>>> This patch fixes this problem and flushes the inode to disk to prepare
>>>> for evicting it.
>>> This looks intriguing and I really hope this helps but I don't think this will
>>> guarantee that the state changes immediately will it?
>>>
>>> Do you have a test case which fails before and passes after?  Perhaps one of
>>> the new xfstests submitted by Xiao?
>> Ok I just went back and read your comment before.[1]  Sorry for being a bit
>> slow on the correlation between this patch and that email.  (BTW, I think it
>> would have been good to put those examples in the commit message and or
>> reference that example.)
> Thanks for your advice. I will add those examples in v2 after further
> discussion of this patch.
>
>> I'm assuming that with this patch example 2 from [1]
>> works without a drop_cache _if_ no other task has the file open?
> Yes. If no other task is opening the file, the inode and page cache of this
> file will be dropped during xfs_io exiting process. There is no need to run
> echo 2 > drop_caches.
>
>> Anyway, with that explanation I think you are correct that this improves the
>> situation _if_ the only references on the file is controlled by the user and
>> they have indeed closed all of them.
>>
>> The code for DCACHE_DONTCACHE as I attempted to write it was that it should
>> have prevented further caching of the inode such that the inode would evict
>> sooner.  But it seems you have found a bug/optimization?
> Yes. This patch is an optimization and can also be treated as a bugfix.
> On the other side, even though this patch can make DCACHE_DONTCACHE more
> reasonable, I am not quite sure if my approach is safe and doesn't impact
> the fs performance. I hope the community can give me more advice.
>
>> In the end, however, if another user (such as a backup running by the admin)
>> has a reference the DAX change may still be delayed.
> Yes. In this situation, neither drop_caches approach nor this patch can make
> the DAX change take effects soon.
> Moreover, things are different if the backup task exits, this patch
> will make sure the inode and page cache of the file can be dropped
> _automatically_ without manual intervention. By contrast, the original
> approach needs a manual cache dropping.
>
>> So I'm thinking the
>> documentation should remain largely as is?  But perhaps I am wrong.  Does this
>> completely remove the need for a drop_caches or only in the example you gave?
> I think the contents related to drop_caches in documentation can be removed
> if this patch's approach is acceptable.
>
>> Since I'm not a FS expert I'm still not sure.
> Frankly, I'm not an expert either, so I hope this patch can be discussed
> further in case it has side effects.
>
> Thanks,
> Hao Li
>
>> Regardless, thanks for the fixup!  :-D
>> Ira
>>
>> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/linux-xfs/ba98b77e-a806-048a-a0dc-ca585677daf3@cn.fujitsu.com/
>>
>>> Ira
>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Hao Li <lihao2018.fnst@cn.fujitsu.com>
>>>> ---
>>>>  fs/dcache.c | 3 ++-
>>>>  fs/inode.c  | 2 +-
>>>>  2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/fs/dcache.c b/fs/dcache.c
>>>> index ea0485861d93..486c7409dc82 100644
>>>> --- a/fs/dcache.c
>>>> +++ b/fs/dcache.c
>>>> @@ -796,7 +796,8 @@ static inline bool fast_dput(struct dentry *dentry)
>>>>  	 */
>>>>  	smp_rmb();
>>>>  	d_flags = READ_ONCE(dentry->d_flags);
>>>> -	d_flags &= DCACHE_REFERENCED | DCACHE_LRU_LIST | DCACHE_DISCONNECTED;
>>>> +	d_flags &= DCACHE_REFERENCED | DCACHE_LRU_LIST | DCACHE_DISCONNECTED
>>>> +			| DCACHE_DONTCACHE;
>>>>  
>>>>  	/* Nothing to do? Dropping the reference was all we needed? */
>>>>  	if (d_flags == (DCACHE_REFERENCED | DCACHE_LRU_LIST) && !d_unhashed(dentry))
>>>> diff --git a/fs/inode.c b/fs/inode.c
>>>> index 72c4c347afb7..5218a8aebd7f 100644
>>>> --- a/fs/inode.c
>>>> +++ b/fs/inode.c
>>>> @@ -1632,7 +1632,7 @@ static void iput_final(struct inode *inode)
>>>>  	}
>>>>  
>>>>  	state = inode->i_state;
>>>> -	if (!drop) {
>>>> +	if (!drop || (drop && (inode->i_state & I_DONTCACHE))) {
>>>>  		WRITE_ONCE(inode->i_state, state | I_WILL_FREE);
>>>>  		spin_unlock(&inode->i_lock);
>>>>  
>>>> -- 
>>>> 2.28.0
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>
>




  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-26 10:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-21  1:59 Hao Li
2020-08-21 17:40 ` Ira Weiny
2020-08-23  6:54   ` Ira Weiny
2020-08-24  6:17     ` Li, Hao
2020-08-26 10:06       ` Li, Hao [this message]
2020-08-27  6:37 ` Dave Chinner
2020-08-27  9:58   ` Li, Hao
2020-08-28  0:35     ` Dave Chinner
2020-08-28  9:04       ` Li, Hao
2020-08-31  0:34         ` Dave Chinner
2020-08-31  9:45           ` Li, Hao
2020-11-10  2:59 Hao Li
2020-12-08  2:10 Hao Li

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