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From: Chengguang Xu <cgxu519@mykernel.net>
To: miklos@szeredi.hu, amir73il@gmail.com, jack@suse.cz
Cc: linux-unionfs@vger.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	Chengguang Xu <cgxu519@mykernel.net>
Subject: [RFC PATCH v2 0/8] implement containerized syncfs for overlayfs
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2020 11:41:09 +0800
Message-ID: <20201025034117.4918-1-cgxu519@mykernel.net> (raw)

Current syncfs(2) syscall on overlayfs just calls sync_filesystem()
on upper_sb to synchronize whole dirty inodes in upper filesystem
regardless of the overlay ownership of the inode. In the use case of
container, when multiple containers using the same underlying upper
filesystem, it has some shortcomings as below.

(1) Performance
Synchronization is probably heavy because it actually syncs unnecessary
inodes for target overlayfs.

(2) Interference
Unplanned synchronization will probably impact IO performance of
unrelated container processes on the other overlayfs.

This series try to implement containerized syncfs for overlayfs so that
only sync target dirty upper inodes which are belong to specific overlayfs
instance. By doing this, it is able to reduce cost of synchronization and
will not seriously impact IO performance of unrelated processes. 

v1->v2:
- Mark overlayfs' inode dirty itself instead of adding notification
  mechanism to vfs inode.

Chengguang Xu (8):
  ovl: setup overlayfs' private bdi
  ovl: implement ->writepages operation
  ovl: implement overlayfs' ->evict_inode operation
  ovl: mark overlayfs' inode dirty on modification
  ovl: mark overlayfs' inode dirty on shared writable mmap
  ovl: implement overlayfs' ->write_inode operation
  ovl: cache dirty overlayfs' inode
  ovl: implement containerized syncfs for overlayfs

 fs/overlayfs/file.c      |  4 +++
 fs/overlayfs/inode.c     | 27 +++++++++++++++++++
 fs/overlayfs/overlayfs.h |  4 +++
 fs/overlayfs/super.c     | 57 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 fs/overlayfs/util.c      | 14 ++++++++++
 5 files changed, 102 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

-- 
2.26.2



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Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-25  3:41 Chengguang Xu [this message]
2020-10-25  3:41 ` [RFC PATCH v2 1/8] ovl: setup overlayfs' private bdi Chengguang Xu
2020-10-25  3:41 ` [RFC PATCH v2 2/8] ovl: implement ->writepages operation Chengguang Xu
2020-11-02 17:17   ` Jan Kara
2020-11-04 12:18     ` Chengguang Xu
2020-11-05 13:55       ` Jan Kara
2020-11-06  5:57         ` Chengguang Xu
2020-10-25  3:41 ` [RFC PATCH v2 3/8] ovl: implement overlayfs' ->evict_inode operation Chengguang Xu
2020-10-25  3:41 ` [RFC PATCH v2 4/8] ovl: mark overlayfs' inode dirty on modification Chengguang Xu
2020-10-25  3:41 ` [RFC PATCH v2 5/8] ovl: mark overlayfs' inode dirty on shared writable mmap Chengguang Xu
2020-11-02 17:30   ` Jan Kara
2020-11-04 11:54     ` Chengguang Xu
2020-11-05 14:03       ` Jan Kara
2020-11-05 14:21         ` Amir Goldstein
2020-11-05 15:54           ` Jan Kara
2020-11-06  2:41             ` Chengguang Xu
2020-11-06  8:50               ` Jan Kara
2020-11-06  9:47                 ` Chengguang Xu
2020-10-25  3:41 ` [RFC PATCH v2 6/8] ovl: implement overlayfs' ->write_inode operation Chengguang Xu
2020-10-25  3:41 ` [RFC PATCH v2 7/8] ovl: cache dirty overlayfs' inode Chengguang Xu
2020-10-25  3:41 ` [RFC PATCH v2 8/8] ovl: implement containerized syncfs for overlayfs Chengguang Xu
2020-10-30 15:46 ` [RFC PATCH v2 0/8] " Miklos Szeredi
2020-10-31 12:22   ` Chengguang Xu

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