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From: Jaegeuk Kim <jaegeuk@kernel.org>
To: Chao Yu <yuchao0@huawei.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-f2fs-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [f2fs-dev] [PATCH 1/2] f2fs: do not select same victim right again
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:55:01 -0700
Message-ID: <20190917205501.GA60683@jaegeuk-macbookpro.roam.corp.google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <ab9561c9-db27-2967-e6fc-accd9bc58747@huawei.com>

On 09/17, Chao Yu wrote:
> On 2019/9/16 23:37, Jaegeuk Kim wrote:
> > On 09/16, Chao Yu wrote:
> >> 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.
> > 
> > I think it'd be fine to merge this. Could you check the above scenario in more
> > detail?
> 
> I haven't saw this in real scenario yet.
> 
> What I mean is if there is a bug (maybe in is_alive()) failing us to GC on one
> section, when that bug happens in two candidates, there could be the same
> condition that GC will run into loop (select A, fail to migrate; select B, fail
> to migrate, select A...).
> 
> But I guess the benefit of this change is, if FGGC fails to migrate block due to
> i_gc_rwsem race, selecting another section and later retrying previous one may
> avoid lock race, right?

In any case, I think this can avoid potenial GC loop. At least to me, it'd be
quite risky, if we remain this just for debugging purpose only.

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


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Thread overview: 32+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-09  1:25 Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-09  1:25 ` [f2fs-dev] [PATCH 2/2] f2fs: avoid infinite GC loop due to stale atomic files Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-09  3:03   ` Chao Yu
2019-09-09  7:30     ` Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-09  7:54       ` Chao Yu
2019-09-09  8:01         ` Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-09  8:05           ` Chao Yu
2019-09-09  8:21             ` Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-09  8:27               ` Chao Yu
2019-09-09  8:38                 ` Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-09  8:44                   ` Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-09 11:26                   ` Chao Yu
2019-09-09 14:34                     ` Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-10  0:59                       ` Chao Yu
2019-09-10 11:58                         ` Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-10 12:04                           ` Chao Yu
2019-09-10 12:09                             ` Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-16  1:15                               ` Chao Yu
2019-09-09  2:56 ` [f2fs-dev] [PATCH 1/2] f2fs: do not select same victim right again Chao Yu
2019-09-09  8:06   ` Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-09 11:32     ` Chao Yu
2019-09-09 12:04       ` Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-16  1:22         ` Chao Yu
2019-09-16 15:37           ` Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-17  1:42             ` Chao Yu
2019-09-17 20:55               ` Jaegeuk Kim [this message]
2019-09-18  1:43                 ` Chao Yu
2019-09-18  3:12                   ` Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-18  3:26                     ` Chao Yu
2019-09-18 16:47                       ` Jaegeuk Kim
2019-09-19  0:53                         ` Chao Yu
2019-09-19 17:11                           ` Jaegeuk Kim

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