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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] f2fs: introduce gc_urgent mode for background GC
Hi Chao,

On 08/08, Chao Yu wrote:
> Hi Jaegeuk,
>
> On 2017/8/8 9:42, Jaegeuk Kim wrote:
> > This patch adds a sysfs entry to control urgent mode for background GC.
> > If this is set, background GC thread conducts GC with gc_urgent_sleep_time
> > all the time.
>
> Good idea.
>
> If we want to add more gc policy, current approach is not friendly to be
> extended, and sysfs nodes are also become more and more, it's not friendly to
> user. So I'd like to suggest adding /sys/fs/f2fs/<disk>/gc_policy only, and
> exposing original policy as normal_mode, and then introduce urgent_mode and
> reuse gc_min_sleep_time as gc_urgent_sleep_time in this patch.
>
> e.g.
>
> enum gc_policy {
> GC_NORMAL,
> GC_URGENT,
> };
>
> If we want to turn on urgent_mode, we could:
> echo 1 > /sys/fs/f2fs/<disk>/gc_policy
> echo 1000 > /sys/fs/f2fs/<disk>/gc_min_sleep_time

I want to keep previous gc_min_sleep_time, so that user can go back to normal
state seamlessly.

Thanks,

>
> How do you think?
>
> Thanks,
>
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Jaegeuk Kim <jaegeuk@kernel.org>
> > ---
> > Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-fs-f2fs | 12 ++++++++++++
> > fs/f2fs/gc.c | 17 +++++++++++++++--
> > fs/f2fs/gc.h | 4 ++++
> > fs/f2fs/sysfs.c | 9 +++++++++
> > 4 files changed, 40 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-fs-f2fs b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-fs-f2fs
> > index c579ce5e0ef5..11b7f4ebea7c 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-fs-f2fs
> > +++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-fs-f2fs
> > @@ -139,3 +139,15 @@ Date: June 2017
> > Contact: "Chao Yu" <yuchao0@huawei.com>
> > Description:
> > Controls current reserved blocks in system.
> > +
> > +What: /sys/fs/f2fs/<disk>/gc_urgent
> > +Date: August 2017
> > +Contact: "Jaegeuk Kim" <jaegeuk@kernel.org>
> > +Description:
> > + Do background GC agressively
> > +
> > +What: /sys/fs/f2fs/<disk>/gc_urgent_sleep_time
> > +Date: August 2017
> > +Contact: "Jaegeuk Kim" <jaegeuk@kernel.org>
> > +Description:
> > + Controls sleep time of GC urgent mode
> > diff --git a/fs/f2fs/gc.c b/fs/f2fs/gc.c
> > index 620dca443b29..8da7c14a9d29 100644
> > --- a/fs/f2fs/gc.c
> > +++ b/fs/f2fs/gc.c
> > @@ -35,9 +35,14 @@ static int gc_thread_func(void *data)
> > set_freezable();
> > do {
> > wait_event_interruptible_timeout(*wq,
> > - kthread_should_stop() || freezing(current),
> > + kthread_should_stop() || freezing(current) ||
> > + gc_th->gc_wake,
> > msecs_to_jiffies(wait_ms));
> >
> > + /* give it a try one time */
> > + if (gc_th->gc_wake)
> > + gc_th->gc_wake = 0;
> > +
> > if (try_to_freeze())
> > continue;
> > if (kthread_should_stop())
> > @@ -74,6 +79,11 @@ static int gc_thread_func(void *data)
> > if (!mutex_trylock(&sbi->gc_mutex))
> > goto next;
> >
> > + if (gc_th->gc_urgent) {
> > + wait_ms = gc_th->urgent_sleep_time;
> > + goto do_gc;
> > + }
> > +
> > if (!is_idle(sbi)) {
> > increase_sleep_time(gc_th, &wait_ms);
> > mutex_unlock(&sbi->gc_mutex);
> > @@ -84,7 +94,7 @@ static int gc_thread_func(void *data)
> > decrease_sleep_time(gc_th, &wait_ms);
> > else
> > increase_sleep_time(gc_th, &wait_ms);
> > -
> > +do_gc:
> > stat_inc_bggc_count(sbi);
> >
> > /* if return value is not zero, no victim was selected */
> > @@ -115,11 +125,14 @@ int start_gc_thread(struct f2fs_sb_info *sbi)
> > goto out;
> > }
> >
> > + gc_th->urgent_sleep_time = DEF_GC_THREAD_URGENT_SLEEP_TIME;
> > gc_th->min_sleep_time = DEF_GC_THREAD_MIN_SLEEP_TIME;
> > gc_th->max_sleep_time = DEF_GC_THREAD_MAX_SLEEP_TIME;
> > gc_th->no_gc_sleep_time = DEF_GC_THREAD_NOGC_SLEEP_TIME;
> >
> > gc_th->gc_idle = 0;
> > + gc_th->gc_urgent = 0;
> > + gc_th->gc_wake= 0;
> >
> > sbi->gc_thread = gc_th;
> > init_waitqueue_head(&sbi->gc_thread->gc_wait_queue_head);
> > diff --git a/fs/f2fs/gc.h b/fs/f2fs/gc.h
> > index a993967dcdb9..57a9000ce3af 100644
> > --- a/fs/f2fs/gc.h
> > +++ b/fs/f2fs/gc.h
> > @@ -13,6 +13,7 @@
> > * whether IO subsystem is idle
> > * or not
> > */
> > +#define DEF_GC_THREAD_URGENT_SLEEP_TIME 500 /* 500 ms */
> > #define DEF_GC_THREAD_MIN_SLEEP_TIME 30000 /* milliseconds */
> > #define DEF_GC_THREAD_MAX_SLEEP_TIME 60000
> > #define DEF_GC_THREAD_NOGC_SLEEP_TIME 300000 /* wait 5 min */
> > @@ -27,12 +28,15 @@ struct f2fs_gc_kthread {
> > wait_queue_head_t gc_wait_queue_head;
> >
> > /* for gc sleep time */
> > + unsigned int urgent_sleep_time;
> > unsigned int min_sleep_time;
> > unsigned int max_sleep_time;
> > unsigned int no_gc_sleep_time;
> >
> > /* for changing gc mode */
> > unsigned int gc_idle;
> > + unsigned int gc_urgent;
> > + unsigned int gc_wake;
> > };
> >
> > struct gc_inode_list {
> > diff --git a/fs/f2fs/sysfs.c b/fs/f2fs/sysfs.c
> > index 4e5a95e9e666..b769a3d776de 100644
> > --- a/fs/f2fs/sysfs.c
> > +++ b/fs/f2fs/sysfs.c
> > @@ -161,6 +161,10 @@ static ssize_t f2fs_sbi_store(struct f2fs_attr *a,
> >
> > if (!strcmp(a->attr.name, "iostat_enable") && *ui == 0)
> > f2fs_reset_iostat(sbi);
> > + if (!strcmp(a->attr.name, "gc_urgent") && t == 1 && sbi->gc_thread) {
> > + sbi->gc_thread->gc_wake = 1;
> > + wake_up_interruptible_all(&sbi->gc_thread->gc_wait_queue_head);
> > + }
> >
> > return count;
> > }
> > @@ -240,10 +244,13 @@ static struct f2fs_attr f2fs_attr_##_name = { \
> > .id = _id, \
> > }
> >
> > +F2FS_RW_ATTR(GC_THREAD, f2fs_gc_kthread, gc_urgent_sleep_time,
> > + urgent_sleep_time);
> > F2FS_RW_ATTR(GC_THREAD, f2fs_gc_kthread, gc_min_sleep_time, min_sleep_time);
> > F2FS_RW_ATTR(GC_THREAD, f2fs_gc_kthread, gc_max_sleep_time, max_sleep_time);
> > F2FS_RW_ATTR(GC_THREAD, f2fs_gc_kthread, gc_no_gc_sleep_time, no_gc_sleep_time);
> > F2FS_RW_ATTR(GC_THREAD, f2fs_gc_kthread, gc_idle, gc_idle);
> > +F2FS_RW_ATTR(GC_THREAD, f2fs_gc_kthread, gc_urgent, gc_urgent);
> > F2FS_RW_ATTR(SM_INFO, f2fs_sm_info, reclaim_segments, rec_prefree_segments);
> > F2FS_RW_ATTR(DCC_INFO, discard_cmd_control, max_small_discards, max_discards);
> > F2FS_RW_ATTR(DCC_INFO, discard_cmd_control, discard_granularity, discard_granularity);
> > @@ -281,10 +288,12 @@ F2FS_FEATURE_RO_ATTR(inode_checksum, FEAT_INODE_CHECKSUM);
> >
> > #define ATTR_LIST(name) (&f2fs_attr_##name.attr)
> > static struct attribute *f2fs_attrs[] = {
> > + ATTR_LIST(gc_urgent_sleep_time),
> > ATTR_LIST(gc_min_sleep_time),
> > ATTR_LIST(gc_max_sleep_time),
> > ATTR_LIST(gc_no_gc_sleep_time),
> > ATTR_LIST(gc_idle),
> > + ATTR_LIST(gc_urgent),
> > ATTR_LIST(reclaim_segments),
> > ATTR_LIST(max_small_discards),
> > ATTR_LIST(discard_granularity),
> >

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