ext4: Speed up FITRIM by recording flags in ext4_group_info
authorTao Ma <boyu.mt@taobao.com>
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 04:03:38 +0000 (00:03 -0400)
committerTheodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 04:03:38 +0000 (00:03 -0400)
commit3d56b8d2c74cc3f375ce332b3ac3519e009d79ee
tree47c13dc80779a3d8d93902897a500b056375689c
parentb3d4c2b10b68d205d3eb1b5c17dcb4649a502798
ext4: Speed up FITRIM by recording flags in ext4_group_info

In ext4, when FITRIM is called every time, we iterate all the
groups and do trim one by one. It is a bit time wasting if the
group has been trimmed and there is no change since the last
trim.

So this patch adds a new flag in ext4_group_info->bb_state to
indicate that the group has been trimmed, and it will be cleared
if some blocks is freed(in release_blocks_on_commit). Another
trim_minlen is added in ext4_sb_info to record the last minlen
we use to trim the volume, so that if the caller provide a small
one, we will go on the trim regardless of the bb_state.

A simple test with my intel x25m ssd:
df -h shows:
/dev/sdb1              40G   21G   17G  56% /mnt/ext4
Block size:               4096

run the FITRIM with the following parameter:
range.start = 0;
range.len = UINT64_MAX;
range.minlen = 1048576;

without the patch:
[root@boyu-tm linux-2.6]# time ./ftrim /mnt/ext4/a
real 0m5.505s
user 0m0.000s
sys 0m1.224s
[root@boyu-tm linux-2.6]# time ./ftrim /mnt/ext4/a
real 0m5.359s
user 0m0.000s
sys 0m1.178s
[root@boyu-tm linux-2.6]# time ./ftrim /mnt/ext4/a
real 0m5.228s
user 0m0.000s
sys 0m1.151s

with the patch:
[root@boyu-tm linux-2.6]# time ./ftrim /mnt/ext4/a
real 0m5.625s
user 0m0.000s
sys 0m1.269s
[root@boyu-tm linux-2.6]# time ./ftrim /mnt/ext4/a
real 0m0.002s
user 0m0.000s
sys 0m0.001s
[root@boyu-tm linux-2.6]# time ./ftrim /mnt/ext4/a
real 0m0.002s
user 0m0.000s
sys 0m0.001s

A big improvement for the 2nd and 3rd run.

Even after I delete some big image files, it is still much
faster than iterating the whole disk.

[root@boyu-tm test]# time ./ftrim /mnt/ext4/a
real 0m1.217s
user 0m0.000s
sys 0m0.196s

Cc: Lukas Czerner <lczerner@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Andreas Dilger <adilger.kernel@dilger.ca>
Signed-off-by: Tao Ma <boyu.mt@taobao.com>
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
fs/ext4/ext4.h
fs/ext4/mballoc.c