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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] xen/blkback: don't keep persistent grants too long
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On 06/08/18 17:58, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 06, 2018 at 01:33:59PM +0200, Juergen Gross wrote:
>> Persistent grants are allocated until a threshold per ring is being
>> reached. Those grants won't be freed until the ring is being destroyed
>> meaning there will be resources kept busy which might no longer be
>> used.
>>
>> Instead of freeing only persistent grants until the threshold is
>> reached add a timestamp and remove all persistent grants not having
>> been in use for a minute.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c | 77 +++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
>> drivers/block/xen-blkback/common.h | 1 +
>> 2 files changed, 50 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)
>
> You should document this new parameter in
> Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-driver-xen-blkback.

Yes.

>
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c b/drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c
>> index b55b245e8052..485e3ecab144 100644
>> --- a/drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c
>> +++ b/drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c
>> @@ -84,6 +84,18 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(max_persistent_grants,
>> "Maximum number of grants to map persistently");
>>
>> /*
>> + * How long a persistent grant is allowed to remain allocated without being in
>> + * use. The time is in seconds, 0 means indefinitely long.
>> + */
>> +
>> +unsigned int xen_blkif_pgrant_timeout = 60;
>> +module_param_named(persistent_grant_unused_seconds, xen_blkif_pgrant_timeout,
>> + uint, 0644);
>> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(persistent_grant_unused_seconds,
>> + "Time in seconds an unused persistent grant is allowed to "
>> + "remain allocated. Default is 60, 0 means unlimited.");
>> +
>> +/*
>> * Maximum number of rings/queues blkback supports, allow as many queues as there
>> * are CPUs if user has not specified a value.
>> */
>> @@ -123,6 +135,13 @@ module_param(log_stats, int, 0644);
>> /* Number of free pages to remove on each call to gnttab_free_pages */
>> #define NUM_BATCH_FREE_PAGES 10
>>
>> +static inline bool persistent_gnt_timeout(struct persistent_gnt *persistent_gnt)
>> +{
>> + return xen_blkif_pgrant_timeout &&
>> + (jiffies - persistent_gnt->last_used >=
>> + HZ * xen_blkif_pgrant_timeout);
>> +}
>> +
>> static inline int get_free_page(struct xen_blkif_ring *ring, struct page **page)
>> {
>> unsigned long flags;
>> @@ -278,6 +297,7 @@ static void put_persistent_gnt(struct xen_blkif_ring *ring,
>> {
>> if(!test_bit(PERSISTENT_GNT_ACTIVE, persistent_gnt->flags))
>> pr_alert_ratelimited("freeing a grant already unused\n");
>> + persistent_gnt->last_used = jiffies;
>> set_bit(PERSISTENT_GNT_WAS_ACTIVE, persistent_gnt->flags);
>> clear_bit(PERSISTENT_GNT_ACTIVE, persistent_gnt->flags);
>> atomic_dec(&ring->persistent_gnt_in_use);
>> @@ -374,23 +394,23 @@ static void purge_persistent_gnt(struct xen_blkif_ring *ring)
>> bool scan_used = false, clean_used = false;
>> struct rb_root *root;
>>
>> - if (ring->persistent_gnt_c < xen_blkif_max_pgrants ||
>> - (ring->persistent_gnt_c == xen_blkif_max_pgrants &&
>> - !ring->blkif->vbd.overflow_max_grants)) {
>> - goto out;
>> - }
>> -
>> if (work_busy(&ring->persistent_purge_work)) {
>> pr_alert_ratelimited("Scheduled work from previous purge is still busy, cannot purge list\n");
>> goto out;
>> }
>>
>> - num_clean = (xen_blkif_max_pgrants / 100) * LRU_PERCENT_CLEAN;
>> - num_clean = ring->persistent_gnt_c - xen_blkif_max_pgrants + num_clean;
>> - num_clean = min(ring->persistent_gnt_c, num_clean);
>> - if ((num_clean == 0) ||
>> - (num_clean > (ring->persistent_gnt_c - atomic_read(&ring->persistent_gnt_in_use))))
>> - goto out;
>> + if (ring->persistent_gnt_c < xen_blkif_max_pgrants ||
>> + (ring->persistent_gnt_c == xen_blkif_max_pgrants &&
>> + !ring->blkif->vbd.overflow_max_grants)) {
>> + num_clean = 0;
>> + } else {
>> + num_clean = (xen_blkif_max_pgrants / 100) * LRU_PERCENT_CLEAN;
>> + num_clean = ring->persistent_gnt_c - xen_blkif_max_pgrants +
>> + num_clean;
>> + num_clean = min(ring->persistent_gnt_c, num_clean);
>> + pr_debug("Going to purge at least %u persistent grants\n",
>> + num_clean);
>> + }
>>
>> /*
>> * At this point, we can assure that there will be no calls
>> @@ -401,9 +421,7 @@ static void purge_persistent_gnt(struct xen_blkif_ring *ring)
>> * number of grants.
>> */
>>
>> - total = num_clean;
>> -
>> - pr_debug("Going to purge %u persistent grants\n", num_clean);
>> + total = 0;
>>
>> BUG_ON(!list_empty(&ring->persistent_purge_list));
>> root = &ring->persistent_gnts;
>> @@ -419,39 +437,42 @@ static void purge_persistent_gnt(struct xen_blkif_ring *ring)
>>
>> if (test_bit(PERSISTENT_GNT_ACTIVE, persistent_gnt->flags))
>> continue;
>> - if (!scan_used &&
>> + if (!scan_used && !persistent_gnt_timeout(persistent_gnt) &&
>> (test_bit(PERSISTENT_GNT_WAS_ACTIVE, persistent_gnt->flags)))
>
> If you store the jiffies of the time when the grant was last used it
> seems like we could get rid of the PERSISTENT_GNT_WAS_ACTIVE flag and
> instead use the per-grant jiffies and the jiffies from the last scan
> in order to decide which grants to remove?

True. This might make the control flow a little bit easier to
understand.


Juergen

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