On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 05:44:24PM +0530, Shailendra Tripathi wrote:
> Hi Christoph,
> Did you do some testing for recovery when end of the physical
> log is seen ?
I ran xfsqa over it, which should catch this case.
> When you will be dealing with striped ICLOG buffers or big
> sized ICLOGs, header size might range from 512 to 2k. Also, this
> might be split into 2 parts at the end of physical log. Then, you don't
> have page size buffer. Please verify that XFS_BUF_SETP_PTRs work correctly
> for those cases.
> Same thing is true when data section is split around physical log.
> You can get one part which is not PAGE sized.
I should have made my wording more clear, we always do PAGE_SIZE +
buffer allocations. After XFS_BUF_SETP_PTR the actually used buffer
might be smaller. I tested XFS_BUF_SETP_PTR manually with
artifical test code aswell, and made sure it still works.
Long term I have a plan to replace XFS_BUF_SETP_PTR with better
schemes, but that's irrelevant for this patch.