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[v3,0/3] iomap: avoid soft lockup warnings on large ioends

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Brian Foster May 17, 2021, 5:17 p.m. UTC
Hi all,

There's been a bit more feedback on v2 of this series so here's a v3
with some small changes. Patch 1 is unchanged and just allows iomap
ioend completion to reschedule when invoked from non-atomic context.
Matthew Wilcox argued that ioends larger than the 256kB-1MB or so range
should probably be processed outside of bio completion context, so patch
2 updates XFS to queue completion of ioends >=1MB (based on 4k pages) to
the same workqueue used for processing ioends that require post I/O
metadata changes. Finally, there's been some debate around whether we
should continue to construct somewhat arbitrarily large ioends from a
latency perspective, independent of the soft lockup warning that's been
reproduced when processing ioends with tens of GBs worth of pages. Dave
Chinner had proposed an ioend size limit of ~16MB, so patch 3 is an RFC
for that change (and includes a comment written by Dave on the

This series survives fstests and I've run some basic fio buffered write
(overwrites only) performance testing to measure the potential latency
hit at the size threshold. fio shows an average latency increase of
~20us with 1MB random writes at a reduction of ~10iops while 4k random
writes show basically no change (as expected). I'm happy to run further
tests on request. Thoughts, reviews, flames appreciated.


- Rebase.
- Change wq completion size threshold to 1MB.
- Append RFC for 16MB ioend size limit.
v2: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-xfs/20201005152102.15797-1-bfoster@redhat.com/
- Fix type in macro.
v1: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-xfs/20201002153357.56409-1-bfoster@redhat.com/
rfc: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-fsdevel/20200825144917.GA321765@bfoster/

Brian Foster (3):
  iomap: resched ioend completion when in non-atomic context
  xfs: kick large ioends to completion workqueue
  iomap: bound ioend size to 4096 pages

 fs/iomap/buffered-io.c | 21 +++++++++++++--------
 fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c      | 18 +++++++++++++++---
 include/linux/iomap.h  | 28 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 3 files changed, 55 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)