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SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/20] fuse: Introduce setupmapping/removemapping commands
On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 03:19:18PM +0100, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 8:03 AM Amir Goldstein <amir73il@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 10:34 PM Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 08:49:49PM +0100, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 5:59 PM Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Introduce two new fuse commands to setup/remove memory mappings. This
> > > > > will be used to setup/tear down file mapping in dax window.
> > > > >
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Peng Tao <tao.peng@linux.alibaba.com>
> > > > > ---
> > > > > include/uapi/linux/fuse.h | 37 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > > > 1 file changed, 37 insertions(+)
> > > > >
> > > > > diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/fuse.h b/include/uapi/linux/fuse.h
> > > > > index 5b85819e045f..62633555d547 100644
> > > > > --- a/include/uapi/linux/fuse.h
> > > > > +++ b/include/uapi/linux/fuse.h
> > > > > @@ -894,4 +894,41 @@ struct fuse_copy_file_range_in {
> > > > > uint64_t flags;
> > > > > };
> > > > >
> > > > > +#define FUSE_SETUPMAPPING_ENTRIES 8
> > > > > +#define FUSE_SETUPMAPPING_FLAG_WRITE (1ull << 0)
> > > > > +struct fuse_setupmapping_in {
> > > > > + /* An already open handle */
> > > > > + uint64_t fh;
> > > > > + /* Offset into the file to start the mapping */
> > > > > + uint64_t foffset;
> > > > > + /* Length of mapping required */
> > > > > + uint64_t len;
> > > > > + /* Flags, FUSE_SETUPMAPPING_FLAG_* */
> > > > > + uint64_t flags;
> > > > > + /* Offset in Memory Window */
> > > > > + uint64_t moffset;
> > > > > +};
> > > > > +
> > > > > +struct fuse_setupmapping_out {
> > > > > + /* Offsets into the cache of mappings */
> > > > > + uint64_t coffset[FUSE_SETUPMAPPING_ENTRIES];
> > > > > + /* Lengths of each mapping */
> > > > > + uint64_t len[FUSE_SETUPMAPPING_ENTRIES];
> > > > > +};
> > > >
> > > > fuse_setupmapping_out together with FUSE_SETUPMAPPING_ENTRIES seem to be unused.
> > >
> > > This looks like leftover from the old code. I will get rid of it. Thanks.
> > >
> >
> > Hmm. I wonder if we should keep some out args for future extensions.
> > Maybe return the mapped size even though it is all or nothing at this
> > point?
> >
> > I have interest in a similar FUSE mapping functionality that was prototyped
> > by Miklos and published here:
> > https://lore.kernel.org/linux-fsdevel/CAJfpegtjEoE7H8tayLaQHG9fRSBiVuaspnmPr2oQiOZXVB1+7g@mail.gmail.com/
> >
> > In this prototype, a FUSE_MAP command is used by the server to map a
> > range of file to the kernel for io. The command in args are quite similar to
> > those in fuse_setupmapping_in, but since the server is on the same host,
> > the mapping response is {mapfd, offset, size}.
>
> Right. So the difference is in which entity allocates the mapping.
> IOW whether the {fd, offset, size} is input or output in the protocol.
>
> I don't remember the reasons for going with the mapping being
> allocated by the client, not the other way round. Vivek?

I think one of the main reasons is memory reclaim. Once all ranges in
a cache range are allocated, we need to free a memory range which can be
reused. And client has all the logic to free up that range so that it can
be remapped and reused for a different file/offset. Server will not know
any of this. So I will think that for virtiofs, server might not be
able to decide where to map a section of file and it has to be told
explicitly by the client.

>
> If the allocation were to be by the server, we could share the request
> type and possibly some code between the two, although the I/O
> mechanism would still be different.
>

So input parameters of both FUSE_SETUPMAPPING and FUSE_MAP seem
similar (except the moffset field). Given output of FUSE_MAP reqeust
is very different, I would think it will be easier to have it as a
separate command.

Or can it be some sort of optional output args which can differentiate
between two types of requests.

/me personally finds it simpler to have separate command instead of
overloading FUSE_SETUPMAPPING. But its your call. :-)

Vivek

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