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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/3] md superblock write alignment on 512e devices
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On 11/04/2020 04:12 AM, Chris Unkel wrote:
> Hi Xiao,
>
> Thanks for the excellent feedback. Since bitmap_offset appears to be
> a free-form field, it wasn't apparent to me that the bitmap never
> starts within 4K of the bitmap.
>
> I don't think it's worth worrying about a logical block size that's
> more than 4K here--from what I can see logical block size larger than
> the usual 4K page isn't going to happen.
>
> I do think that it makes sense to handle the case where the physical
> block size is more than 4K. I think what you propose works, but I
> think in the physical block > MAX_SB_SIZE case it makes more sense to
> align the superblock writes to the physical block size (as now) rather
Is it a typo error? You want to say if physical block > MAX_SB_SIZE, it
should align the
superblock writes to logical block size? Because I see the comments
below, your solution
is to align to logical block size when physical block > MAX_SB_SIZE.
> than rejecting the create/assemble. Mounting with the possible
> performance hit seems like a better outcome for the user in that case
> than refusing to assemble.
> It's the same check that would have to be written to reject the
> assembly in that case and so the code shouldn't really be any more
> complex.
>
> So basically what I propose is: if the physical block size is no
> larger than MAX_SB_SIZE, pad to that; otherwise pad to to
> logical_block_size, that is, replace queue_logical_block_size()
> with something equivalent to:
>
> queue_physical_block_size(...) > MAX_SB_SIZE ?
> queue_logical_block_size(...) : queue_physical_block_size(...)
>
> which is simple, safe in all cases, doesn't reject any feasible
> assembly, and generates aligned sb writes on all common current
> devices (512n,4kn,512e.)
>
> What do you think?
Yes, It's a nice solution :)

Regards
Xiao

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