LKML Archive on lore.kernel.org
help / color / mirror / Atom feed
From: Gao Xiang <hsiangkao@linux.alibaba.com>
To: "Andreas Grünbacher" <andreas.gruenbacher@gmail.com>
Cc: "Darrick J. Wong" <djwong@kernel.org>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	linux-erofs@lists.ozlabs.org,
	Linux FS-devel Mailing List <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] iomap: support tail packing inline read
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:28:51 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YPfMs2OxIwFb8QW8@B-P7TQMD6M-0146.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHpGcMJg5TOhexLdN8HgGoFhB8kbn1FdAD8Z2XEK9C7oHptFwA@mail.gmail.com>

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 08:43:00AM +0200, Andreas Grünbacher wrote:
> Am Mi., 21. Juli 2021 um 04:54 Uhr schrieb Gao Xiang
> <hsiangkao@linux.alibaba.com>:
> > Hi Andreas,
> >
> > On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 04:26:47AM +0200, Andreas Grünbacher wrote:
> > > Am Mi., 21. Juli 2021 um 02:33 Uhr schrieb Gao Xiang
> > > <hsiangkao@linux.alibaba.com>:
> > > > > And since you can only kmap one page at a time, an inline read grabs the
> > > > > first part of the data in "page one" and then we have to call
> > > > > iomap_begin a second time get a new address so that we can read the rest
> > > > > from "page two"?
> > > >
> > > > Nope, currently EROFS inline data won't cross page like this.
> > > >
> > > > But in principle, yes, I don't want to limit it to the current
> > > > EROFS or gfs2 usage. I think we could make this iomap function
> > > > more generally (I mean, I'd like to make the INLINE extent
> > > > functionity as general as possible,
> > >
> > > Nono. Can we please limit this patch what we actually need right now,
> > > and worry about extending it later?
> >
> > Can you elaborate what it will benefit us if we only support one tail
> > block for iomap_read_inline_data()? (I mean it has similar LOC changes,
> > similar implementation / complexity.) The only concern I think is if
> > it causes gfs2 regression, so that is what I'd like to confirm.
> 
> iomap_read_inline_data supports one inline page now (i.e., from the
> beginning of the file). It seems that you don't need more than one
> tail page in EROFS, right?
> 
> You were speculating about inline data in the middle of a file. That
> sounds like a really, really bad idea to me, and I don't think we
> should waste any time on it.

Huh? why do you think it's a bad idea? I could give real example to you.

At least, it can be used for some encoded data or repeated pattern (such
as AABBAABBAABB...) in a packed way (marked in extent metadata).
Is that enough?

Again, I don't see what the benefits if limiting it to one tail block,
it (maybe) just modifies:
+	/* handle tail-packing blocks cross the current page into the next */
+	size = min_t(unsigned int, iomap->length + pos - iomap->offset,
+		     PAGE_SIZE - poff);

to
+	size = min_t(unsigned int, i_blocksize(inode),
+		     PAGE_SIZE - poff);

And which has the similar complexity, so why not using iomap->length
here instead?

Thanks,
Gao Xiang

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-21  7:30 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
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 [this message]
2021-07-21  6:33     ` Andreas Grünbacher
2021-07-20 23:46   ` Gao Xiang

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=YPfMs2OxIwFb8QW8@B-P7TQMD6M-0146.local \
    --to=hsiangkao@linux.alibaba.com \
    --cc=andreas.gruenbacher@gmail.com \
    --cc=djwong@kernel.org \
    --cc=hch@lst.de \
    --cc=linux-erofs@lists.ozlabs.org \
    --cc=linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=willy@infradead.org \
    --subject='Re: [PATCH v4] iomap: support tail packing inline read' \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for NNTP newsgroup(s).