[5/5] block: Improve physical block alignment of split bios
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Message ID 20190722171210.149443-6-bvanassche@acm.org
State New
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  • Optimize bio splitting
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Bart Van Assche July 22, 2019, 5:12 p.m. UTC
Consider the following example:
* The logical block size is 4 KB.
* The physical block size is 8 KB.
* max_sectors equals (16 KB >> 9) sectors.
* A non-aligned 4 KB and an aligned 64 KB bio are merged into a single
  non-aligned 68 KB bio.

The current behavior is to split such a bio into (16 KB + 16 KB + 16 KB
+ 16 KB + 4 KB). The start of none of these five bio's is aligned to a
physical block boundary.

This patch ensures that such a bio is split into four aligned and
one non-aligned bio instead of being split into five non-aligned bios.
This improves performance because most block devices can handle aligned
requests faster than non-aligned requests.

Since the physical block size is larger than or equal to the logical
block size, this patch preserves the guarantee that the returned
value is a multiple of the logical block size.

Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Cc: Ming Lei <ming.lei@redhat.com>
Cc: Hannes Reinecke <hare@suse.com>
Signed-off-by: Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@acm.org>
---
 block/blk-merge.c | 21 +++++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/block/blk-merge.c b/block/blk-merge.c
index a6bc08255b1b..48e6725b32ee 100644
--- a/block/blk-merge.c
+++ b/block/blk-merge.c
@@ -132,16 +132,29 @@  static struct bio *blk_bio_write_same_split(struct request_queue *q,
 	return bio_split(bio, q->limits.max_write_same_sectors, GFP_NOIO, bs);
 }
 
+/*
+ * Return the maximum number of sectors from the start of a bio that may be
+ * submitted as a single request to a block device. If enough sectors remain,
+ * align the end to the physical block size. Otherwise align the end to the
+ * logical block size. This approach minimizes the number of non-aligned
+ * requests that are submitted to a block device if the start of a bio is not
+ * aligned to a physical block boundary.
+ */
 static inline unsigned get_max_io_size(struct request_queue *q,
 				       struct bio *bio)
 {
 	unsigned sectors = blk_max_size_offset(q, bio->bi_iter.bi_sector);
-	unsigned mask = queue_logical_block_size(q) - 1;
+	unsigned max_sectors = sectors;
+	unsigned pbs = queue_physical_block_size(q) >> SECTOR_SHIFT;
+	unsigned lbs = queue_logical_block_size(q) >> SECTOR_SHIFT;
+	unsigned start_offset = bio->bi_iter.bi_sector & (pbs - 1);
 
-	/* aligned to logical block size */
-	sectors &= ~(mask >> 9);
+	max_sectors += start_offset;
+	max_sectors &= ~(pbs - 1);
+	if (max_sectors > start_offset)
+		return max_sectors - start_offset;
 
-	return sectors;
+	return sectors & (lbs - 1);
 }
 
 static unsigned get_max_segment_size(const struct request_queue *q,