[RFC,v1] NFS: readdirplus optimization by cache mechanism
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  • [RFC,v1] NFS: readdirplus optimization by cache mechanism
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zhangliguang Jan. 4, 2019, 5:45 a.m. UTC
When listing very large directories via NFS, clients may take a long
time to complete. There are about three factors involved:

First of all, ls and practically every other method of listing a
directory including python os.listdir and find rely on libc readdir().
However readdir() only reads 32K of directory entries at a time, which
means that if you have a lot of files in the same directory, it is going
to take an insanely long time to read all the directory entries.

Secondly, libc readdir() reads 32K of directory entries at a time, in
kernel space 32K buffer split into 8 pages. One NFS readdirplus rpc will
be called for one page, which introduces many readdirplus rpc calls.

Lastly, one NFS readdirplus rpc asks for 32K data (filled by nfs_dentry)
to fill one page (filled by dentry), we found that nearly one third of
data was wasted.

To solve above problems, pagecache mechanism was introduced. One NFS
readdirplus rpc will ask for a large data (more than 32k), the data can
fill more than one page, the cached pages can be used for next readdir
call. This can reduce many readdirplus rpc calls and improve readdirplus
performance.

TESTING:
When listing very large directories(include 300 thousand files) via NFS

time ls -l /nfs_mount | wc -l

without the patch:
300001
real    1m53.524s
user    0m2.314s
sys     0m2.599s

with the patch:
300001
real    0m23.487s
user    0m2.305s
sys     0m2.558s

Improved performance: 79.6%
readdirplus rpc calls decrease: 85%

Signed-off-by: Liguang Zhang <zhangliguang@linux.alibaba.com>
---
 fs/nfs/dir.c      | 114 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 fs/nfs/internal.h |   5 ++-
 2 files changed, 112 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/fs/nfs/dir.c b/fs/nfs/dir.c
index 6bf4471..8b80c02 100644
--- a/fs/nfs/dir.c
+++ b/fs/nfs/dir.c
@@ -139,12 +139,19 @@  struct nfs_cache_array {
 	struct nfs_cache_array_entry array[0];
 };
 
+struct readdirvec {
+	unsigned long nr;
+	unsigned long index;
+	struct page *pages[NFS_MAX_READDIR_RAPAGES];
+};
+
 typedef int (*decode_dirent_t)(struct xdr_stream *, struct nfs_entry *, bool);
 typedef struct {
 	struct file	*file;
 	struct page	*page;
 	struct dir_context *ctx;
 	unsigned long	page_index;
+	struct readdirvec pvec;
 	u64		*dir_cookie;
 	u64		last_cookie;
 	loff_t		current_index;
@@ -524,6 +531,11 @@  int nfs_readdir_page_filler(nfs_readdir_descriptor_t *desc, struct nfs_entry *en
 	struct nfs_cache_array *array;
 	unsigned int count = 0;
 	int status;
+	int max_rapages = NFS_MAX_READDIR_RAPAGES;
+	void *src, *dst;
+
+	desc->pvec.index = desc->page_index;
+	desc->pvec.nr = 0;
 
 	scratch = alloc_page(GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (scratch == NULL)
@@ -548,20 +560,45 @@  int nfs_readdir_page_filler(nfs_readdir_descriptor_t *desc, struct nfs_entry *en
 		if (desc->plus)
 			nfs_prime_dcache(file_dentry(desc->file), entry);
 
-		status = nfs_readdir_add_to_array(entry, page);
+		status = nfs_readdir_add_to_array(entry, desc->pvec.pages[desc->pvec.nr]);
+		if (status == -ENOSPC) {
+			desc->pvec.nr++;
+			if (desc->pvec.nr == max_rapages)
+				break;
+			status = nfs_readdir_add_to_array(entry, desc->pvec.pages[desc->pvec.nr]);
+		}
+
 		if (status != 0)
 			break;
 	} while (!entry->eof);
 
+	/*
+	 * page and desc->pvec.pages[0] are valid, don't need to check
+	 * whether or not to be NULL.
+	 */
+	dst = kmap(page);
+	src = kmap(desc->pvec.pages[0]);
+	memcpy(dst, src, PAGE_SIZE);
+	kunmap(dst);
+	kunmap(src);
+
 out_nopages:
 	if (count == 0 || (status == -EBADCOOKIE && entry->eof != 0)) {
-		array = kmap(page);
+		array = kmap(desc->pvec.pages[desc->pvec.nr]);
 		array->eof_index = array->size;
 		status = 0;
-		kunmap(page);
+		kunmap(desc->pvec.pages[desc->pvec.nr]);
 	}
 
 	put_page(scratch);
+
+	/*
+	 * desc->pvec.nr > 0 means at least one page was completely filled,
+	 * we should return -ENOSPC. Otherwise function
+	 * nfs_readdir_xdr_to_array will enter infinite loop.
+	 */
+	if (desc->pvec.nr > 0)
+		return -ENOSPC;
 	return status;
 }
 
@@ -604,6 +641,30 @@  int nfs_readdir_xdr_to_array(nfs_readdir_descriptor_t *desc, struct page *page,
 	struct nfs_cache_array *array;
 	int status = -ENOMEM;
 	unsigned int array_size = ARRAY_SIZE(pages);
+	int max_rapages = NFS_MAX_READDIR_RAPAGES;
+	int page_index;
+
+	/*
+	 * This means we hit readdir rdpages miss, the preallocated rdpages
+	 * are useless, we should release the preallocate rdpages first, and
+	 * then alloc pages for the next readdir.
+	 */
+	nfs_readdir_free_pages(desc->pvec.pages, max_rapages);
+
+	status = nfs_readdir_alloc_pages(desc->pvec.pages, max_rapages);
+	if (status < 0)
+		return -ENOMEM;
+
+	for (page_index = 0; page_index < max_rapages; page_index++) {
+		array = kmap(desc->pvec.pages[page_index]);
+		if (IS_ERR(array)) {
+			status = PTR_ERR(array);
+			return status;
+		}
+		memset(array, 0, sizeof(struct nfs_cache_array));
+		array->eof_index = -1;
+		kunmap(desc->pvec.pages[page_index]);
+	}
 
 	entry.prev_cookie = 0;
 	entry.cookie = desc->last_cookie;
@@ -663,10 +724,30 @@  int nfs_readdir_filler(nfs_readdir_descriptor_t *desc, struct page* page)
 {
 	struct inode	*inode = file_inode(desc->file);
 	int ret;
+	void *dst, *src;
+	unsigned long end_index = desc->pvec.index + desc->pvec.nr;
+
+	/*
+	 * If desc->page_index in range desc->pvec.index and
+	 * desc->pvec.index + desc->pvec.nr, we get readdir cache hit.
+	 */
+	if ((desc->page_index >= desc->pvec.index) && (desc->page_index < end_index)) {
+		/*
+		 * page and desc->pvec.pages[x] are valid, don't need to check
+		 * whether or not to be NULL.
+		 */
+		dst = kmap(page);
+		src = kmap(desc->pvec.pages[desc->page_index - desc->pvec.index]);
+		memcpy(dst, src, PAGE_SIZE);
+		kunmap(dst);
+		kunmap(src);
+		ret = 0;
+	} else {
+		ret = nfs_readdir_xdr_to_array(desc, page, inode);
+		if (ret < 0)
+			goto error;
+	}
 
-	ret = nfs_readdir_xdr_to_array(desc, page, inode);
-	if (ret < 0)
-		goto error;
 	SetPageUptodate(page);
 
 	if (invalidate_inode_pages2_range(inode->i_mapping, page->index + 1, -1) < 0) {
@@ -831,6 +912,10 @@  static int nfs_readdir(struct file *file, struct dir_context *ctx)
 			*desc = &my_desc;
 	struct nfs_open_dir_context *dir_ctx = file->private_data;
 	int res = 0;
+	struct nfs_cache_array *array;
+	int max_rapages = NFS_MAX_READDIR_RAPAGES;
+	int status;
+	int page_index;
 
 	dfprintk(FILE, "NFS: readdir(%pD2) starting at cookie %llu\n",
 			file, (long long)ctx->pos);
@@ -850,6 +935,21 @@  static int nfs_readdir(struct file *file, struct dir_context *ctx)
 	desc->decode = NFS_PROTO(inode)->decode_dirent;
 	desc->plus = nfs_use_readdirplus(inode, ctx);
 
+	status = nfs_readdir_alloc_pages(desc->pvec.pages, max_rapages);
+	if (status < 0)
+		return -ENOMEM;
+
+	for (page_index = 0; page_index < max_rapages; page_index++) {
+		array = kmap(desc->pvec.pages[page_index]);
+		if (IS_ERR(array)) {
+			status = PTR_ERR(array);
+			goto out_pages_free;
+		}
+		memset(array, 0, sizeof(struct nfs_cache_array));
+		array->eof_index = -1;
+		kunmap(desc->pvec.pages[page_index]);
+	}
+
 	if (ctx->pos == 0 || nfs_attribute_cache_expired(inode))
 		res = nfs_revalidate_mapping(inode, file->f_mapping);
 	if (res < 0)
@@ -884,6 +984,8 @@  static int nfs_readdir(struct file *file, struct dir_context *ctx)
 		if (res < 0)
 			break;
 	} while (!desc->eof);
+out_pages_free:
+	nfs_readdir_free_pages(desc->pvec.pages, max_rapages);
 out:
 	if (res > 0)
 		res = 0;
diff --git a/fs/nfs/internal.h b/fs/nfs/internal.h
index 7f80f03..d667eb9 100644
--- a/fs/nfs/internal.h
+++ b/fs/nfs/internal.h
@@ -69,7 +69,10 @@  struct nfs_clone_mount {
  * Maximum number of pages that readdir can use for creating
  * a vmapped array of pages.
  */
-#define NFS_MAX_READDIR_PAGES 8
+#define NFS_MAX_READDIR_PAGES 64
+
+/* Maximum number of pages that readdir can readahead. */
+#define NFS_MAX_READDIR_RAPAGES 8
 
 struct nfs_client_initdata {
 	unsigned long init_flags;