lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2019]   [Jan]   [29]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/11] btrfs: add zstd compression level support
On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 04:24:26PM -0500, Dennis Zhou wrote:
> As mentioned above, a requirement that differs zstd from zlib is that
> higher levels of compression require more memory. To manage this, each
> compression level has its own queue of workspaces. A global LRU is used
> to help with reclaim. To guarantee forward progress, a max level
> workspace is preallocated and hidden from the LRU.

Here I'd like to bring up what was mentioned in previous iteration, the
workspace sizes.

Level Compression Memory
1 0.8 MB
2 1.0 MB
3 1.3 MB
4 0.9 MB
5 1.4 MB
6 1.5 MB
7 1.4 MB
8 1.8 MB
9 1.8 MB
10 1.8 MB
11 1.8 MB
12 1.8 MB
13 2.3 MB
14 2.6 MB
15 2.6 MB

and decompression needs memory of level 1. The sizes can be grouped
together to say 3 sizes, I'm not sure that we'd really need 15 distinct
workspaces. The reclaim mechanism helps, but I'd rather keep a smaller
number of workspaces that covers average use.

Default level is 3, that's 1.3 MiB, that also covers level 1, 2 and 4.
For 5 to 12 it's 1.8 and the rest is 2.6 MiB.

> btrfs filesystem 10 times and then read back after dropping the caches.
> The btrfs filesystem was on an SSD.
>
> Level Ratio Compression (MB/s) Decompression (MB/s)
> 1 2.658 438.47 910.51
> 2 2.744 364.86 886.55
> 3 2.801 336.33 828.41
> 4 2.858 286.71 886.55
> 5 2.916 212.77 556.84
> 6 2.363 119.82 990.85
> 7 3.000 154.06 849.30
> 8 3.011 159.54 875.03
> 9 3.025 100.51 940.15
> 10 3.033 118.97 616.26
> 11 3.036 94.19 802.11
> 12 3.037 73.45 931.49
> 13 3.041 55.17 835.26
> 14 3.087 44.70 716.78
> 15 3.126 37.30 878.84

From my casual user's perspective, I'd use the level 1 for speed, 7 for
better ratio and 15 for the best compression. Anything else does not
look good, though the results would vary based on the data set. I
assume that the silesia corpus serves as a good approximation of the
worst case average.

The levels 7-14 strike particularly obvious pattern: same ratio but the
speed gets worse with each level. Taking the default level into account,
(my) recommended levels would be 1, 3, 7, 15.

I went through the patches, looks mostly ok, I don't like the
indirections but at the moment it's an implementation detail as I'd like
to agree on the overall approach first.

We might need a few revisions or cleanup rounds to converge to an
efficient solution, the advantage here is that it's all in-memory and
without compatibility concerns once the level support for zstd is in and
works.

For that reason, I'm not opposed to the current version of the patchset.
Given the time in development schedule, it's really close to code
freeze, but the functionality has a narrow scope so I'm tentatively
counting with it for 5.1.

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2019-01-29 18:20    [W:0.231 / U:30.936 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site