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From: Gao Xiang <hsiangkao@linux.alibaba.com>
To: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
Cc: "Darrick J. Wong" <djwong@kernel.org>,
	linux-erofs@lists.ozlabs.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	Andreas Gruenbacher <andreas.gruenbacher@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] iomap: support tail packing inline read
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:03:44 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YPdkYFSjFHDOU4AV@B-P7TQMD6M-0146.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YPc9viRAKm6cf2Ey@casper.infradead.org>

On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 10:18:54PM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 01:42:24PM -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> > > -	BUG_ON(page_has_private(page));
> > > -	BUG_ON(page->index);
> > > -	BUG_ON(size > PAGE_SIZE - offset_in_page(iomap->inline_data));
> > > +	/* inline source data must be inside a single page */
> > > +	BUG_ON(iomap->length > PAGE_SIZE - offset_in_page(iomap->inline_data));
> > 
> > Can we reduce the strength of these checks to a warning and an -EIO
> > return?
> 
> I'm not entirely sure that we need this check, tbh.

I'm fine to get rid of this check, it just inherited from:
 - BUG_ON(size > PAGE_SIZE - offset_in_page(iomap->inline_data));

It has no real effect, but when reading INLINE extent, its .iomap_begin()
does:
	iomap->private = erofs_get_meta_page()	/* get meta page */

and in the .iomap_end(), it does:
	struct page *ipage = iomap->private;
	if (ipage) {
		unlock_page(ipage);
		put_page(ipage);
	}

> 
> > > +	/* handle tail-packing blocks cross the current page into the next */
> > > +	size = min_t(unsigned int, iomap->length + pos - iomap->offset,
> > > +		     PAGE_SIZE - poff);
> > >  
> > >  	addr = kmap_atomic(page);
> > > -	memcpy(addr, iomap->inline_data, size);
> > > -	memset(addr + size, 0, PAGE_SIZE - size);
> > > +	memcpy(addr + poff, iomap->inline_data - iomap->offset + pos, size);
> > > +	memset(addr + poff + size, 0, PAGE_SIZE - poff - size);
> > 
> > Hmm, so I guess the point of this is to support reading data from a
> > tail-packing block, where each file gets some arbitrary byte range
> > within the tp-block, and the range isn't aligned to an fs block?  Hence
> > you have to use the inline data code to read the relevant bytes and copy
> > them into the pagecache?
> 
> I think there are two distinct cases for IOMAP_INLINE.  One is
> where the tail of the file is literally embedded into the inode.
> Like ext4 fast symbolic links.  Taking the ext4 i_blocks layout
> as an example, you could have a 4kB block stored in i_block[0]
> and then store bytes 4096-4151 in i_block[1-14] (although reading
> https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/filesystems/ext4/dynamic.html
> makes me think that ext4 only supports storing 0-59 in the i_blocks;
> it doesn't support 0-4095 in i_block[0] and then 4096-4151 in i_blocks)
> 
> The other is what I think erofs is doing where, for example, you'd
> specify in i_block[1] the block which contains the tail and then in
> i_block[2] what offset of the block the tail starts at.

Nope, EROFS inline data is embedded into the inode in order to save
I/O as well as space (maybe I didn't express clear before [1]). 

I understand the other one, but it can only save storage space but
cannot save I/O (we still need another independent I/O to read its
meta buffered page).

In the view of INLINE extent itself, I think both ways can be
supported with this approach.

[1] https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/filesystems/erofs.html
    "On-disk details" section.

Thanks,
Gao Xiang

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-21  0:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-20 13:35 Gao Xiang
2021-07-20 20:42 ` Darrick J. Wong
2021-07-20 21:18   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-07-21  0:03     ` Gao Xiang [this message]
2021-07-21  0:17       ` Darrick J. Wong
2021-07-21  0:33         ` Gao Xiang
2021-07-21  2:26           ` Andreas Grünbacher
2021-07-21  2:53             ` Gao Xiang
2021-07-21  6:43               ` Andreas Grünbacher
2021-07-21  7:28                 ` Gao Xiang
2021-07-21  6:33     ` Andreas Grünbacher
2021-07-20 23:46   ` Gao Xiang

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