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[08/12] xfs: Add order IDs to log items in CIL

Message ID 20210225033725.3558450-9-david@fromorbit.com (mailing list archive)
State Superseded
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Series xfs: Improve CIL scalability | expand

Commit Message

Dave Chinner Feb. 25, 2021, 3:37 a.m. UTC
From: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>

Before we split the ordered CIL up into per cpu lists, we need a
mechanism to track the order of the items in the CIL. We need to do
this because there are rules around the order in which related items
must physically appear in the log even inside a single checkpoint

An example of this is intents - an intent must appear in the log
before it's intent done record so taht log recovery can cancel the
intent correctly. If we have these two records misordered in the
CIL, then they will not be recovered correctly by journal replay.

We also will not be able to move items to the tail of
the CIL list when they are relogged, hence the log items will need
some mechanism to allow the correct log item order to be recreated
before we write log items to the hournal.

Hence we need to have a mechanism for recording global order of
transactions in the log items  so that we can recover that order
from un-ordered per-cpu lists.

Do this with a simple monotonic increasing commit counter in the CIL
context. Each log item in the transaction gets stamped with the
current commit order ID before it is added to the CIL. If the item
is already in the CIL, leave it where it is instead of moving it to
the tail of the list and instead sort the list before we start the
push work.

XXX: list_sort() under the cil_ctx_lock held exclusive starts
hurting that >16 threads. Front end commits are waiting on the push
to switch contexts much longer. The item order id should likely be
moved into the logvecs when they are detacted from the items, then
the sort can be done on the logvec after the cil_ctx_lock has been
released. logvecs will need to use a list_head for this rather than
a single linked list like they do now....

Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>
 fs/xfs/xfs_log_cil.c  | 34 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
 fs/xfs/xfs_log_priv.h |  1 +
 fs/xfs/xfs_trans.h    |  1 +
 3 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_log_cil.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_log_cil.c
index 60b6fb34aa65..be2e6627340d 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_log_cil.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_log_cil.c
@@ -434,6 +434,7 @@  xlog_cil_insert_items(
 	int			len = 0;
 	int			iovhdr_res = 0, split_res = 0, ctx_res = 0;
 	int			space_used;
+	int			order;
 	struct xlog_cil_pcp	*cilpcp;
@@ -523,10 +524,12 @@  xlog_cil_insert_items(
-	 * Now (re-)position everything modified at the tail of the CIL.
+	 * Now update the order of everything modified in the transaction
+	 * and insert items into the CIL if they aren't already there.
 	 * We do this here so we only need to take the CIL lock once during
 	 * the transaction commit.
+	order = atomic_inc_return(&ctx->order_id);
 	list_for_each_entry(lip, &tp->t_items, li_trans) {
@@ -534,13 +537,10 @@  xlog_cil_insert_items(
 		if (!test_bit(XFS_LI_DIRTY, &lip->li_flags))
-		/*
-		 * Only move the item if it isn't already at the tail. This is
-		 * to prevent a transient list_empty() state when reinserting
-		 * an item that is already the only item in the CIL.
-		 */
-		if (!list_is_last(&lip->li_cil, &cil->xc_cil))
-			list_move_tail(&lip->li_cil, &cil->xc_cil);
+		lip->li_order_id = order;
+		if (!list_empty(&lip->li_cil))
+			continue;
+		list_add(&lip->li_cil, &cil->xc_cil);
@@ -753,6 +753,22 @@  xlog_cil_build_trans_hdr(
 	tic->t_curr_res -= lvhdr->lv_bytes;
+static int
+	void			*priv,
+	struct list_head	*a,
+	struct list_head	*b)
+	struct xfs_log_item	*l1 = container_of(a, struct xfs_log_item, li_cil);
+	struct xfs_log_item	*l2 = container_of(b, struct xfs_log_item, li_cil);
+	if (l1->li_order_id > l2->li_order_id)
+		return 1;
+	if (l1->li_order_id < l2->li_order_id)
+		return -1;
+	return 0;
  * Push the Committed Item List to the log.
@@ -889,6 +905,7 @@  xlog_cil_push_work(
 	 * needed on the transaction commit side which is currently locked out
 	 * by the flush lock.
+	list_sort(NULL, &cil->xc_cil, xlog_cil_order_cmp);
 	lv = NULL;
 	while (!list_empty(&cil->xc_cil)) {
 		struct xfs_log_item	*item;
@@ -896,6 +913,7 @@  xlog_cil_push_work(
 		item = list_first_entry(&cil->xc_cil,
 					struct xfs_log_item, li_cil);
+		item->li_order_id = 0;
 		if (!ctx->lv_chain)
 			ctx->lv_chain = item->li_lv;
diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_log_priv.h b/fs/xfs/xfs_log_priv.h
index ab933faacbad..ceebb787cc40 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_log_priv.h
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_log_priv.h
@@ -229,6 +229,7 @@  struct xfs_cil_ctx {
 	struct list_head	committing;	/* ctx committing list */
 	struct work_struct	discard_endio_work;
 	struct work_struct	push_work;
+	atomic_t		order_id;
diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_trans.h b/fs/xfs/xfs_trans.h
index d223d4f4e429..86a37aec279a 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_trans.h
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_trans.h
@@ -44,6 +44,7 @@  struct xfs_log_item {
 	struct xfs_log_vec		*li_lv;		/* active log vector */
 	struct xfs_log_vec		*li_lv_shadow;	/* standby vector */
 	uint64_t			li_seq;		/* CIL commit seq */
+	uint32_t			li_order_id;	/* CIL commit order */