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From: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
To: dsterba@suse.cz
Cc: dhowells@redhat.com
Cc: willy@infradead.org, Chris Mason <clm@fb.com>,
	linux-block@vger.kernel.org, ceph-devel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org, linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-cifs@vger.kernel.org, linux-nfs@vger.kernel.org,
	Ilya Dryomov <idryomov@gmail.com>,
	linux-btrfs@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH v3 0/9] mm: Use DIO for swap and fix NFS swapfiles
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:45:02 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4005662.1632930302@warthog.procyon.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210927200708.GI9286@twin.jikos.cz>

David Sterba <dsterba@suse.cz> wrote:

> > There are additional patches to get rid of noop_direct_IO and replace it
> > with a feature bitmask, to make btrfs, ext4, xfs and raw blockdevs use the
> > new ->swap_rw method and thence remove the direct BIO submission paths from
> > swap.
> > 
> > I kept the IOCB_SWAP flag, using it to enable REQ_SWAP.  I'm not sure if
> > that's necessary, but it seems accounting related.
>
> There was probably some step missing. The file must not have holes, so
> either do 'dd' to the right size or use fallocate (which is recommended
> in manual page btrfs(5) SWAPFILE SUPPORT). There are some fstests
> exercising swapfile (grep -l _format_swapfile tests/generic/*) so you
> could try that without having to set up the swapfile manually.

Yeah.  As advised elsewhere, I removed the file and recreated it, doing the
chattr before extending the file.  At that point swapon worked.  It didn't
work though, and various userspace programs started dying.  I'm guessing my
btrfs_swap_rw() is wrong somehow.

David


      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-09-29 15:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-24 17:17 David Howells
2021-09-24 17:18 ` [PATCH v3 1/9] mm: Remove the callback func argument from __swap_writepage() David Howells
2021-09-24 17:18 ` [PATCH v3 2/9] mm: Add 'supports' field to the address_space_operations to list features David Howells
2021-09-24 20:10   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-09-24 17:18 ` [PATCH v3 3/9] mm: Make swap_readpage() void David Howells
2021-09-24 22:07   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-09-24 17:18 ` [PATCH v3 4/9] Introduce IOCB_SWAP kiocb flag to trigger REQ_SWAP David Howells
2021-09-26 21:56   ` Dave Chinner
2021-09-24 17:18 ` [PATCH v3 5/9] mm: Make swap_readpage() for SWP_FS_OPS use ->swap_rw() not ->readpage() David Howells
2021-09-24 17:18 ` [PATCH v3 6/9] mm: Make __swap_writepage() do async DIO if asked for it David Howells
2021-09-24 17:19 ` [PATCH v3 7/9] nfs: Fix write to swapfile failure due to generic_write_checks() David Howells
2021-09-24 17:19 ` [PATCH v3 8/9] block, btrfs, ext4, xfs: Implement swap_rw David Howells
2021-09-24 17:19 ` [PATCH v3 9/9] mm: Remove swap BIO paths and only use DIO paths David Howells
2021-09-25 14:56   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-09-25 15:36   ` David Howells
2021-09-25 17:09     ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-09-26 23:08       ` Damien Le Moal
2021-09-27  1:25         ` Dave Chinner
2021-09-27  1:41           ` Damien Le Moal
2021-09-27 20:03     ` David Sterba
2021-09-25 23:42 ` [RFC][PATCH v3 0/9] mm: Use DIO for swap and fix NFS swapfiles Dave Chinner
2021-09-26  3:10   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-09-26 22:36     ` Dave Chinner
2021-09-27 20:07 ` David Sterba
2021-09-28  3:11 ` NeilBrown
2021-09-30 15:54   ` Steve French
2021-09-30 15:54     ` Steve French
2021-09-29 15:45 ` David Howells [this message]

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