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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 4.19 140/219] libceph: drop last_piece logic from write_partial_message_data()
On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 6:51 AM Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> From: Ilya Dryomov <idryomov@gmail.com>
>
> [ Upstream commit 1f6b821aef78e3d79e8d598ae59fc7e23fb6c563 ]
>
> last_piece is for the last piece in the current data item, not in the
> entire data payload of the message. This is harmful for messages with
> multiple data items. On top of that, we don't need to signal the end
> of a data payload either because it is always followed by a footer.
>
> We used to signal "more" unconditionally, until commit fe38a2b67bc6
> ("libceph: start defining message data cursor"). Part of a large
> series, it introduced cursor->last_piece and also mistakenly inverted
> the hint by passing last_piece for "more". This was corrected with
> commit c2cfa1940097 ("libceph: Fix ceph_tcp_sendpage()'s more boolean
> usage").
>
> As it is, last_piece is not helping at all: because Nagle algorithm is
> disabled, for a simple message with two 512-byte data items we end up
> emitting three packets: front + first data item, second data item and
> footer. Go back to the original pre-fe38a2b67bc6 behavior -- a single
> packet in most cases.
>
> Signed-off-by: Ilya Dryomov <idryomov@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
> ---
> net/ceph/messenger.c | 8 +++-----
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/net/ceph/messenger.c b/net/ceph/messenger.c
> index f7d7f32ac673c..6514816947fbe 100644
> --- a/net/ceph/messenger.c
> +++ b/net/ceph/messenger.c
> @@ -1612,7 +1612,6 @@ static int write_partial_message_data(struct ceph_connection *con)
> struct page *page;
> size_t page_offset;
> size_t length;
> - bool last_piece;
> int ret;
>
> if (!cursor->resid) {
> @@ -1620,10 +1619,9 @@ static int write_partial_message_data(struct ceph_connection *con)
> continue;
> }
>
> - page = ceph_msg_data_next(cursor, &page_offset, &length,
> - &last_piece);
> - ret = ceph_tcp_sendpage(con->sock, page, page_offset,
> - length, !last_piece);
> + page = ceph_msg_data_next(cursor, &page_offset, &length, NULL);
> + ret = ceph_tcp_sendpage(con->sock, page, page_offset, length,
> + true);
> if (ret <= 0) {
> if (do_datacrc)
> msg->footer.data_crc = cpu_to_le32(crc);

Hi Sasha,

This commit was part of a larger series and shouldn't be backported on
its own. Please drop it.

Thanks,

Ilya

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