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SubjectRe: [PATCH] iomap: Fix the write_count in iomap_add_to_ioend().
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On 8/21/20 11:30 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 10:15:33AM +0530, Ritesh Harjani wrote:
>> Please correct me here, but as I see, bio has only these two limits
>> which it checks for adding page to bio. It doesn't check for limits
>> of /sys/block/<dev>/queue/* no? I guess then it could be checked
>> by block layer below b4 submitting the bio?
>
> The bio does not, but the blk-mq code will split the bios when mapping
> it to requests, take a look at blk_mq_submit_bio and __blk_queue_split.

Thanks :)

>
> But while the default limits are quite low, they can be increased
> siginificantly, which tends to help with performance and is often
> also done by scripts shipped by the distributions.
>
>> This issue was first observed while running a fio run on a system with
>> huge memory. But then here is an easy way we figured out to trigger the
>> issue almost everytime with loop device on my VM setup. I have provided
>> all the details on this below.
>
> Can you wire this up for xfstests?
>

Sure, will do that.
I do see generic/460 does play with such vm dirty_ratio params which
this test would also require to manipulate to trigger this issue.


Thanks for the suggestion!
-ritesh

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