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SubjectRe: [PATCH] btrfs: let btrfs_delete_unused_bgs() to clean relocated bgs
On 09/05/2016 12:32 AM, Naohiro Aota wrote:
> 2016-09-02 (金) の 09:35 -0400 に Josef Bacik さんは書きました:
>> On 09/02/2016 03:46 AM, Naohiro Aota wrote:
>>> Currently, btrfs_relocate_chunk() is removing relocated BG by
>>> itself. But
>>> the work can be done by btrfs_delete_unused_bgs() (and it's better
>>> since it
>>> trim the BG). Let's dedupe the code.
>>> While btrfs_delete_unused_bgs() is already hitting the relocated
>>> BG, it
>>> skip the BG since the BG has "ro" flag set (to keep balancing BG
>>> intact).
>>> On the other hand, btrfs cannot drop "ro" flag here to prevent
>>> additional
>>> writes. So this patch make use of "removed" flag.
>>> btrfs_delete_unused_bgs() now detect the flag to distinguish
>>> whether a
>>> read-only BG is relocating or not.
>> This seems racey to me. We remove the last part of the block group,
>> it ends up
>> on the unused_bgs_list, we process this list, see that removed isn't
>> set and we
>> skip it, then later we set removed, but it's too late. I think the
>> right way is
>> to actually do a transaction, set ->removed, manually add it to the
>> unused_bgs_list if it's not already, then end the transaction. This
>> way we are
>> guaranteed to have the bg on the list when it is ready to be
>> removed. This is
>> my analysis after looking at it for 10 seconds after being awake for
>> like 30
>> minutes so if I'm missing something let me know. Thanks,
> I don't think a race will happen. Since we are holding
> delete_unused_bgs_mutex here, btrfs_delte_unused_bgs() checks ->removed
> flag after we unlock the mutex i.e. we setup the flag properly. For a
> case btrfs_delete_usused_bgs() checks the BG before we hold
> delte_unused_bgs_mutex, then that BG is removed by it (if it's empty)
> and btrfs_relocate_chunk() should never see it.

Ok that's what I was missing, thanks

Reviewed-by: Josef Bacik <>


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