bcache: add a new sysfs interface to disable refill when read miss
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  • bcache: add a new sysfs interface to disable refill when read miss
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Guoju Fang July 13, 2020, 3:28 a.m. UTC
When read cache miss, backing device will be read first, and then refill
the cache device. But under some scenarios there are large number of new
reads and rarely hit, so it's necessary to disable the refill when read
miss to save space for writes.

This patch add a new config called refill_on_miss_disabled which is not set
by default. Bcache user can set it by sysfs interface and then the bcache
device will not refill when read cache miss.

Signed-off-by: Guoju Fang <fangguoju@gmail.com>
---
 drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h  | 1 +
 drivers/md/bcache/request.c | 2 ++
 drivers/md/bcache/super.c   | 1 +
 drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c   | 5 +++++
 4 files changed, 9 insertions(+)

Comments

Hannes Reinecke July 14, 2020, 5:57 a.m. UTC | #1
On 7/13/20 5:28 AM, Guoju Fang wrote:
> When read cache miss, backing device will be read first, and then refill
> the cache device. But under some scenarios there are large number of new
> reads and rarely hit, so it's necessary to disable the refill when read
> miss to save space for writes.
> 
> This patch add a new config called refill_on_miss_disabled which is not set
> by default. Bcache user can set it by sysfs interface and then the bcache
> device will not refill when read cache miss.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Guoju Fang <fangguoju@gmail.com>
> ---
>   drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h  | 1 +
>   drivers/md/bcache/request.c | 2 ++
>   drivers/md/bcache/super.c   | 1 +
>   drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c   | 5 +++++
>   4 files changed, 9 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h b/drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h
> index 221e0191b687..3a19ee6de3a7 100644
> --- a/drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h
> +++ b/drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h
> @@ -730,6 +730,7 @@ struct cache_set {
>   	unsigned int		shrinker_disabled:1;
>   	unsigned int		copy_gc_enabled:1;
>   	unsigned int		idle_max_writeback_rate_enabled:1;
> +	unsigned int		refill_on_miss_disabled:1;
>   
>   #define BUCKET_HASH_BITS	12
>   	struct hlist_head	bucket_hash[1 << BUCKET_HASH_BITS];
> diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/request.c b/drivers/md/bcache/request.c
> index 7acf024e99f3..4bfa0e0b4b3f 100644
> --- a/drivers/md/bcache/request.c
> +++ b/drivers/md/bcache/request.c
> @@ -378,6 +378,8 @@ static bool check_should_bypass(struct cached_dev *dc, struct bio *bio)
>   	     op_is_write(bio_op(bio))))
>   		goto skip;
>   
> +	if (c->refill_on_miss_disabled && !op_is_write(bio_op(bio)))
> +		goto skip;
>   	/*
>   	 * If the bio is for read-ahead or background IO, bypass it or
>   	 * not depends on the following situations,
> diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
> index 2014016f9a60..c1e9bfec1267 100644
> --- a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
> +++ b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
> @@ -1862,6 +1862,7 @@ struct cache_set *bch_cache_set_alloc(struct cache_sb *sb)
>   	c->congested_write_threshold_us	= 20000;
>   	c->error_limit	= DEFAULT_IO_ERROR_LIMIT;
>   	c->idle_max_writeback_rate_enabled = 1;
> +	c->refill_on_miss_disabled = 0;
>   	WARN_ON(test_and_clear_bit(CACHE_SET_IO_DISABLE, &c->flags));
>   
>   	return c;
> diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c b/drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c
> index 0dadec5a78f6..178300f401bb 100644
> --- a/drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c
> +++ b/drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c
> @@ -144,6 +144,7 @@ rw_attribute(copy_gc_enabled);
>   rw_attribute(idle_max_writeback_rate);
>   rw_attribute(gc_after_writeback);
>   rw_attribute(size);
> +rw_attribute(refill_on_miss_disabled);
>   
>   static ssize_t bch_snprint_string_list(char *buf,
>   				       size_t size,
> @@ -779,6 +780,8 @@ SHOW(__bch_cache_set)
>   	if (attr == &sysfs_bset_tree_stats)
>   		return bch_bset_print_stats(c, buf);
>   
> +	sysfs_printf(refill_on_miss_disabled, "%i", c->refill_on_miss_disabled);
> +
>   	return 0;
>   }
>   SHOW_LOCKED(bch_cache_set)
> @@ -898,6 +901,7 @@ STORE(__bch_cache_set)
>   	 * set in next chance.
>   	 */
>   	sysfs_strtoul_clamp(gc_after_writeback, c->gc_after_writeback, 0, 1);
> +	sysfs_strtoul(refill_on_miss_disabled, c->refill_on_miss_disabled);
>   
>   	return size;
>   }
> @@ -948,6 +952,7 @@ static struct attribute *bch_cache_set_files[] = {
>   	&sysfs_congested_read_threshold_us,
>   	&sysfs_congested_write_threshold_us,
>   	&sysfs_clear_stats,
> +	&sysfs_refill_on_miss_disabled,
>   	NULL
>   };
>   KTYPE(bch_cache_set);
> 
Please don't call the attribute refill_on_miss_disabled.
This kind of double-negation will always lead to issues; please invert 
the meaning and call it 'refill_on_miss'.

Cheers,

Hannes
Coly Li July 14, 2020, 6:20 a.m. UTC | #2
On 2020/7/14 13:57, Hannes Reinecke wrote:
> On 7/13/20 5:28 AM, Guoju Fang wrote:
>> When read cache miss, backing device will be read first, and then refill
>> the cache device. But under some scenarios there are large number of new
>> reads and rarely hit, so it's necessary to disable the refill when read
>> miss to save space for writes.
>>
>> This patch add a new config called refill_on_miss_disabled which is
>> not set
>> by default. Bcache user can set it by sysfs interface and then the bcache
>> device will not refill when read cache miss.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Guoju Fang <fangguoju@gmail.com>
>> ---
>>   drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h  | 1 +
>>   drivers/md/bcache/request.c | 2 ++
>>   drivers/md/bcache/super.c   | 1 +
>>   drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c   | 5 +++++
>>   4 files changed, 9 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h b/drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h
>> index 221e0191b687..3a19ee6de3a7 100644
>> --- a/drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h
>> +++ b/drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h
>> @@ -730,6 +730,7 @@ struct cache_set {
>>       unsigned int        shrinker_disabled:1;
>>       unsigned int        copy_gc_enabled:1;
>>       unsigned int        idle_max_writeback_rate_enabled:1;
>> +    unsigned int        refill_on_miss_disabled:1;
>>     #define BUCKET_HASH_BITS    12
>>       struct hlist_head    bucket_hash[1 << BUCKET_HASH_BITS];
>> diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/request.c b/drivers/md/bcache/request.c
>> index 7acf024e99f3..4bfa0e0b4b3f 100644
>> --- a/drivers/md/bcache/request.c
>> +++ b/drivers/md/bcache/request.c
>> @@ -378,6 +378,8 @@ static bool check_should_bypass(struct cached_dev
>> *dc, struct bio *bio)
>>            op_is_write(bio_op(bio))))
>>           goto skip;
>>   +    if (c->refill_on_miss_disabled && !op_is_write(bio_op(bio)))
>> +        goto skip;
>>       /*
>>        * If the bio is for read-ahead or background IO, bypass it or
>>        * not depends on the following situations,
>> diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
>> index 2014016f9a60..c1e9bfec1267 100644
>> --- a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
>> +++ b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
>> @@ -1862,6 +1862,7 @@ struct cache_set *bch_cache_set_alloc(struct
>> cache_sb *sb)
>>       c->congested_write_threshold_us    = 20000;
>>       c->error_limit    = DEFAULT_IO_ERROR_LIMIT;
>>       c->idle_max_writeback_rate_enabled = 1;
>> +    c->refill_on_miss_disabled = 0;
>>       WARN_ON(test_and_clear_bit(CACHE_SET_IO_DISABLE, &c->flags));
>>         return c;
>> diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c b/drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c
>> index 0dadec5a78f6..178300f401bb 100644
>> --- a/drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c
>> +++ b/drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c
>> @@ -144,6 +144,7 @@ rw_attribute(copy_gc_enabled);
>>   rw_attribute(idle_max_writeback_rate);
>>   rw_attribute(gc_after_writeback);
>>   rw_attribute(size);
>> +rw_attribute(refill_on_miss_disabled);
>>     static ssize_t bch_snprint_string_list(char *buf,
>>                          size_t size,
>> @@ -779,6 +780,8 @@ SHOW(__bch_cache_set)
>>       if (attr == &sysfs_bset_tree_stats)
>>           return bch_bset_print_stats(c, buf);
>>   +    sysfs_printf(refill_on_miss_disabled, "%i",
>> c->refill_on_miss_disabled);
>> +
>>       return 0;
>>   }
>>   SHOW_LOCKED(bch_cache_set)
>> @@ -898,6 +901,7 @@ STORE(__bch_cache_set)
>>        * set in next chance.
>>        */
>>       sysfs_strtoul_clamp(gc_after_writeback, c->gc_after_writeback,
>> 0, 1);
>> +    sysfs_strtoul(refill_on_miss_disabled, c->refill_on_miss_disabled);
>>         return size;
>>   }
>> @@ -948,6 +952,7 @@ static struct attribute *bch_cache_set_files[] = {
>>       &sysfs_congested_read_threshold_us,
>>       &sysfs_congested_write_threshold_us,
>>       &sysfs_clear_stats,
>> +    &sysfs_refill_on_miss_disabled,
>>       NULL
>>   };
>>   KTYPE(bch_cache_set);
>>

Hi Hannes,

> Please don't call the attribute refill_on_miss_disabled.
> This kind of double-negation will always lead to issues; please invert
> the meaning and call it 'refill_on_miss'.

The original purpose is to implement a "write-only" or "read-around"
like cache. Such kind of cache model is desired for heavy write
condition, and disable the read-miss-refill may also help to extend the
SSD life time.

Naming is a challenge here. Becuase "write-only" is not true while read
hitting on dirty data on cache device may successfully return, and
"read-around" is also not true due to the same reason.

We do need help for people to suggest a proper mode for such cache mode,
or cache configuration (if we don't want one more cache mode).

Thanks.

Coly Li

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diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h b/drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h
index 221e0191b687..3a19ee6de3a7 100644
--- a/drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h
+++ b/drivers/md/bcache/bcache.h
@@ -730,6 +730,7 @@  struct cache_set {
 	unsigned int		shrinker_disabled:1;
 	unsigned int		copy_gc_enabled:1;
 	unsigned int		idle_max_writeback_rate_enabled:1;
+	unsigned int		refill_on_miss_disabled:1;
 
 #define BUCKET_HASH_BITS	12
 	struct hlist_head	bucket_hash[1 << BUCKET_HASH_BITS];
diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/request.c b/drivers/md/bcache/request.c
index 7acf024e99f3..4bfa0e0b4b3f 100644
--- a/drivers/md/bcache/request.c
+++ b/drivers/md/bcache/request.c
@@ -378,6 +378,8 @@  static bool check_should_bypass(struct cached_dev *dc, struct bio *bio)
 	     op_is_write(bio_op(bio))))
 		goto skip;
 
+	if (c->refill_on_miss_disabled && !op_is_write(bio_op(bio)))
+		goto skip;
 	/*
 	 * If the bio is for read-ahead or background IO, bypass it or
 	 * not depends on the following situations,
diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
index 2014016f9a60..c1e9bfec1267 100644
--- a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
+++ b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
@@ -1862,6 +1862,7 @@  struct cache_set *bch_cache_set_alloc(struct cache_sb *sb)
 	c->congested_write_threshold_us	= 20000;
 	c->error_limit	= DEFAULT_IO_ERROR_LIMIT;
 	c->idle_max_writeback_rate_enabled = 1;
+	c->refill_on_miss_disabled = 0;
 	WARN_ON(test_and_clear_bit(CACHE_SET_IO_DISABLE, &c->flags));
 
 	return c;
diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c b/drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c
index 0dadec5a78f6..178300f401bb 100644
--- a/drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c
+++ b/drivers/md/bcache/sysfs.c
@@ -144,6 +144,7 @@  rw_attribute(copy_gc_enabled);
 rw_attribute(idle_max_writeback_rate);
 rw_attribute(gc_after_writeback);
 rw_attribute(size);
+rw_attribute(refill_on_miss_disabled);
 
 static ssize_t bch_snprint_string_list(char *buf,
 				       size_t size,
@@ -779,6 +780,8 @@  SHOW(__bch_cache_set)
 	if (attr == &sysfs_bset_tree_stats)
 		return bch_bset_print_stats(c, buf);
 
+	sysfs_printf(refill_on_miss_disabled, "%i", c->refill_on_miss_disabled);
+
 	return 0;
 }
 SHOW_LOCKED(bch_cache_set)
@@ -898,6 +901,7 @@  STORE(__bch_cache_set)
 	 * set in next chance.
 	 */
 	sysfs_strtoul_clamp(gc_after_writeback, c->gc_after_writeback, 0, 1);
+	sysfs_strtoul(refill_on_miss_disabled, c->refill_on_miss_disabled);
 
 	return size;
 }
@@ -948,6 +952,7 @@  static struct attribute *bch_cache_set_files[] = {
 	&sysfs_congested_read_threshold_us,
 	&sysfs_congested_write_threshold_us,
 	&sysfs_clear_stats,
+	&sysfs_refill_on_miss_disabled,
 	NULL
 };
 KTYPE(bch_cache_set);