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SubjectRe: [f2fs-dev] [PATCH 1/2] f2fs: do not select same victim right again
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On 2019/9/9 20:04, Jaegeuk Kim wrote:
> On 09/09, Chao Yu wrote:
>> On 2019/9/9 16:06, Jaegeuk Kim wrote:
>>> On 09/09, Chao Yu wrote:
>>>> On 2019/9/9 9:25, Jaegeuk Kim wrote:
>>>>> GC must avoid select the same victim again.
>>>>
>>>> Blocks in previous victim will occupy addition free segment, I doubt after this
>>>> change, FGGC may encounter out-of-free space issue more frequently.
>>>
>>> Hmm, actually this change seems wrong by sec_usage_check().
>>> We may be able to avoid this only in the suspicious loop?
>>>
>>> ---
>>> fs/f2fs/gc.c | 2 +-
>>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/fs/f2fs/gc.c b/fs/f2fs/gc.c
>>> index e88f98ddf396..5877bd729689 100644
>>> --- a/fs/f2fs/gc.c
>>> +++ b/fs/f2fs/gc.c
>>> @@ -1326,7 +1326,7 @@ int f2fs_gc(struct f2fs_sb_info *sbi, bool sync,
>>> round++;
>>> }
>>>
>>> - if (gc_type == FG_GC)
>>> + if (gc_type == FG_GC && seg_freed)
>>
>> That's original solution Sahitya provided to avoid infinite loop of GC, but I
>> suggest to find the root cause first, then we added .invalid_segmap for that
>> purpose.
>
> I've checked the Sahitya's patch. So, it seems the problem can happen due to
> is_alive or atomic_file.

For some conditions, this doesn't help, for example, two sections contain the
same fewest valid blocks, it will cause to loop selecting them if it fails to
migrate blocks.

How about keeping it as it is to find potential bug.

Thanks,

>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>> sbi->cur_victim_sec = NULL_SEGNO;
>>>
>>> if (sync)
>>>
> .
>

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