[v2,0/4] xfs: btree bulk loading
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Darrick J. Wong Jan. 1, 2020, 1 a.m. UTC
Hi all,

This series creates a bulk loading function for metadata btree cursors.

We start by creating the idea of a "fake root" for each of the btree
root types (AG header and inode) so that we can use a special btree
cursor to stage a new btree without altering anything that might already
exist.

Next, we add utility functions to compute the desired btree shape for a
given number of records, load records into new leaf blocks, compute the
node blocks from that, and present the new root ready for commit.

Finally we extend all four per-AG btree cursor types to support staging
cursors and therefore bulk loading.  This will be used by upcoming patch
series to implement online repair and refactor offline repair.

If you're going to start using this mess, you probably ought to just
pull from my git trees, which are linked below.

This is an extraordinary way to destroy everything.  Enjoy!
Comments and questions are, as always, welcome.

--D

kernel git tree:
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/djwong/xfs-linux.git/log/?h=btree-bulk-loading

xfsprogs git tree:
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/djwong/xfsprogs-dev.git/log/?h=btree-bulk-loading