block: Add discard flag to blkdev_issue_zeroout() function
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Message ID 1421802390-7380-1-git-send-email-martin.petersen@oracle.com
State New, archived
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Martin K. Petersen Jan. 21, 2015, 1:06 a.m. UTC
blkdev_issue_discard() will zero a given block range. This is done by
way of explicit writing, thus provisioning or allocating the blocks on
disk.

There are use cases where the desired behavior is to zero the blocks but
unprovision them if possible. The blocks must deterministically contain
zeroes when they are subsequently read back.

This patch adds a flag to blkdev_issue_zeroout() that provides this
variant. If the discard flag is set and a block device guarantees
discard_zeroes_data we will use REQ_DISCARD to clear the block range. If
the device does not support discard_zeroes_data or if the discard
request fails we will fall back to first REQ_WRITE_SAME and then a
regular REQ_WRITE.

Also update the callers of blkdev_issue_zero() to reflect the new flag
and make sb_issue_zeroout() prefer the discard approach.

Signed-off-by: Martin K. Petersen <martin.petersen@oracle.com>
Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
---
 block/blk-lib.c                    | 30 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 block/ioctl.c                      |  2 +-
 drivers/block/drbd/drbd_receiver.c |  2 +-
 include/linux/blkdev.h             |  4 ++--
 4 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

Comments

Jens Axboe Jan. 21, 2015, 5:42 p.m. UTC | #1
On 01/20/2015 06:06 PM, Martin K. Petersen wrote:
> blkdev_issue_discard() will zero a given block range. This is done by
> way of explicit writing, thus provisioning or allocating the blocks on
> disk.
>
> There are use cases where the desired behavior is to zero the blocks but
> unprovision them if possible. The blocks must deterministically contain
> zeroes when they are subsequently read back.
>
> This patch adds a flag to blkdev_issue_zeroout() that provides this
> variant. If the discard flag is set and a block device guarantees
> discard_zeroes_data we will use REQ_DISCARD to clear the block range. If
> the device does not support discard_zeroes_data or if the discard
> request fails we will fall back to first REQ_WRITE_SAME and then a
> regular REQ_WRITE.
>
> Also update the callers of blkdev_issue_zero() to reflect the new flag
> and make sb_issue_zeroout() prefer the discard approach.

Applied for 3.20, thanks.

Patch
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diff --git a/block/blk-lib.c b/block/blk-lib.c
index 8411be3c19d3..715e948f58a4 100644
--- a/block/blk-lib.c
+++ b/block/blk-lib.c
@@ -283,23 +283,45 @@  static int __blkdev_issue_zeroout(struct block_device *bdev, sector_t sector,
  * @sector:	start sector
  * @nr_sects:	number of sectors to write
  * @gfp_mask:	memory allocation flags (for bio_alloc)
+ * @discard:	whether to discard the block range
  *
  * Description:
- *  Generate and issue number of bios with zerofiled pages.
+
+ *  Zero-fill a block range.  If the discard flag is set and the block
+ *  device guarantees that subsequent READ operations to the block range
+ *  in question will return zeroes, the blocks will be discarded. Should
+ *  the discard request fail, if the discard flag is not set, or if
+ *  discard_zeroes_data is not supported, this function will resort to
+ *  zeroing the blocks manually, thus provisioning (allocating,
+ *  anchoring) them. If the block device supports the WRITE SAME command
+ *  blkdev_issue_zeroout() will use it to optimize the process of
+ *  clearing the block range. Otherwise the zeroing will be performed
+ *  using regular WRITE calls.
  */
 
 int blkdev_issue_zeroout(struct block_device *bdev, sector_t sector,
-			 sector_t nr_sects, gfp_t gfp_mask)
+			 sector_t nr_sects, gfp_t gfp_mask, bool discard)
 {
+	struct request_queue *q = bdev_get_queue(bdev);
+	unsigned char bdn[BDEVNAME_SIZE];
+
+	if (discard && blk_queue_discard(q) && q->limits.discard_zeroes_data) {
+
+		if (!blkdev_issue_discard(bdev, sector, nr_sects, gfp_mask, 0))
+			return 0;
+
+		bdevname(bdev, bdn);
+		pr_warn("%s: DISCARD failed. Manually zeroing.\n", bdn);
+	}
+
 	if (bdev_write_same(bdev)) {
-		unsigned char bdn[BDEVNAME_SIZE];
 
 		if (!blkdev_issue_write_same(bdev, sector, nr_sects, gfp_mask,
 					     ZERO_PAGE(0)))
 			return 0;
 
 		bdevname(bdev, bdn);
-		pr_err("%s: WRITE SAME failed. Manually zeroing.\n", bdn);
+		pr_warn("%s: WRITE SAME failed. Manually zeroing.\n", bdn);
 	}
 
 	return __blkdev_issue_zeroout(bdev, sector, nr_sects, gfp_mask);
diff --git a/block/ioctl.c b/block/ioctl.c
index 6c7bf903742f..7d8befde2aca 100644
--- a/block/ioctl.c
+++ b/block/ioctl.c
@@ -198,7 +198,7 @@  static int blk_ioctl_zeroout(struct block_device *bdev, uint64_t start,
 	if (start + len > (i_size_read(bdev->bd_inode) >> 9))
 		return -EINVAL;
 
-	return blkdev_issue_zeroout(bdev, start, len, GFP_KERNEL);
+	return blkdev_issue_zeroout(bdev, start, len, GFP_KERNEL, false);
 }
 
 static int put_ushort(unsigned long arg, unsigned short val)
diff --git a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_receiver.c b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_receiver.c
index d169b4a79267..cee20354ac37 100644
--- a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_receiver.c
+++ b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_receiver.c
@@ -1388,7 +1388,7 @@  int drbd_submit_peer_request(struct drbd_device *device,
 		list_add_tail(&peer_req->w.list, &device->active_ee);
 		spin_unlock_irq(&device->resource->req_lock);
 		if (blkdev_issue_zeroout(device->ldev->backing_bdev,
-			sector, data_size >> 9, GFP_NOIO))
+			sector, data_size >> 9, GFP_NOIO, false))
 			peer_req->flags |= EE_WAS_ERROR;
 		drbd_endio_write_sec_final(peer_req);
 		return 0;
diff --git a/include/linux/blkdev.h b/include/linux/blkdev.h
index 92f4b4b288dd..669f747ce947 100644
--- a/include/linux/blkdev.h
+++ b/include/linux/blkdev.h
@@ -1162,7 +1162,7 @@  extern int blkdev_issue_discard(struct block_device *bdev, sector_t sector,
 extern int blkdev_issue_write_same(struct block_device *bdev, sector_t sector,
 		sector_t nr_sects, gfp_t gfp_mask, struct page *page);
 extern int blkdev_issue_zeroout(struct block_device *bdev, sector_t sector,
-			sector_t nr_sects, gfp_t gfp_mask);
+		sector_t nr_sects, gfp_t gfp_mask, bool discard);
 static inline int sb_issue_discard(struct super_block *sb, sector_t block,
 		sector_t nr_blocks, gfp_t gfp_mask, unsigned long flags)
 {
@@ -1176,7 +1176,7 @@  static inline int sb_issue_zeroout(struct super_block *sb, sector_t block,
 	return blkdev_issue_zeroout(sb->s_bdev,
 				    block << (sb->s_blocksize_bits - 9),
 				    nr_blocks << (sb->s_blocksize_bits - 9),
-				    gfp_mask);
+				    gfp_mask, true);
 }
 
 extern int blk_verify_command(unsigned char *cmd, fmode_t has_write_perm);