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Re: [PATCH] libxfs: increase hash chain depth when we run out of slots

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] libxfs: increase hash chain depth when we run out of slots
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 14:09:31 -0400
Cc: xfs-oss <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Tomek Kruszona <bloodyscarion@xxxxxxxxx>, Riku Paananen <riku.paananen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 11:06:16AM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> A couple people reported xfs_repair hangs after
> "Traversing filesystem ..." in xfs_repair.  This happens
> when all slots in the cache are full and referenced, and the
> loop in cache_node_get() which tries to shake unused entries
> fails to find any - it just keeps upping the priority and goes
> forever.
> This can be worked around by restarting xfs_repair with
> -P and/or "-o bhash=<largersize>" for older xfs_repair.
> I started down the path of increasing the number of hash buckets
> on the fly, but Barry suggested simply increasing the max allowed
> depth which is much simpler (thanks!)
> Resizing the hash lengths does mean that cache_report ends up with
> most things in the "greater-than" category:
> ...
> Hash buckets with  23 entries      3 (  3%)
> Hash buckets with  24 entries      3 (  3%)
> Hash buckets with >24 entries     50 ( 85%)
> but I think I'll save that fix for another patch unless there's
> real concern right now.
> I tested this on the metadump image provided by Tomek.

How large is that image?  I really think we need to start collecting
these images for regression testing.

The patch looks good to me,

Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxx>

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