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Re: [PATCH 0/6][RFC] Introduce FALLOC_FL_ZERO_RANGE flag for fallocate

To: Lukas Czerner <lczerner@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/6][RFC] Introduce FALLOC_FL_ZERO_RANGE flag for fallocate
From: Dongsu Park <dongsu.park@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:52:39 +0100
Cc: linux-ext4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, tytso@xxxxxxx, linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Hi Lukas,

On 17.02.2014 16:08, Lukas Czerner wrote:
> Introduce new FALLOC_FL_ZERO_RANGE flag for fallocate. This has the same
> functionality as xfs ioctl XFS_IOC_ZERO_RANGE.
> 
> It can be used to convert a range of file to zeros preferably without
> issuing data IO. Blocks should be preallocated for the regions that span
> holes in the file, and the entire range is preferable converted to
> unwritten extents - even though file system may choose to zero out the
> extent or do whatever which will result in reading zeros from the range
> while the range remains allocated for the file.
> 
> This can be also used to preallocate blocks past EOF in the same way as
> with fallocate. Flag FALLOC_FL_KEEP_SIZE which should cause the inode
> size to remain the same.
> 
> You can test this feature yourself using xfstests, of fallocate(1) however
> you'll need patches for util_linux, xfsprogs and xfstests which you
> can find here:
> 
> http://people.redhat.com/lczerner/zero_range/

Thank you for your great work!
I've tested it both on xfs and on ext4.
(Test environment: Fedora 20, Kernel 3.14-rc3 + your patches,
 util-linux v2.24-232-g3c7ed4a + your patches)

It seems to work with xfs without problem.
On ext4, however, immediately after doing "fallocate -z",
kernel crashes with the following error:

------------[ cut here ]------------
kernel BUG at fs/ext4/ext4_extents.h:193!
invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] SMP 
Modules linked in: 9pnet_virtio virtio_net 9pnet virtio_blk virtio_pci
virtio_ring virtio
CPU: 2 PID: 2959 Comm: fallocate Not tainted 3.14.0-rc3+ #34
Hardware name: Bochs Bochs, BIOS Bochs 01/01/2011
task: ffff8800da97da10 ti: ffff880119068000 task.ti: ffff880119068000
RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff813694c9>]  [<ffffffff813694c9>]
ext4_ext_map_blocks+0x2899/0x2940
RSP: 0018:ffff880119069c50  EFLAGS: 00010202
RAX: 0000000000000003 RBX: ffff880036fa8470 RCX: 0000000000000002
RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000001 RDI: ffffffff82120e98
RBP: ffff880119069d30 R08: ffff88011975d900 R09: 011ad15618080000
R10: fec72ef09c4d8602 R11: 0000000000008000 R12: ffff880119069dd0
R13: 0000000000000403 R14: 0000000000000001 R15: ffff880118c6700c
FS:  00007fa54a0ba740(0000) GS:ffff88011fc40000(0000)
knlGS:0000000000000000
CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
CR2: 0000003cdbf6f7e0 CR3: 0000000119077000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
Stack:
 0000000000000000 0000000000008000 ffff880036fa86c8 0000000000000000
 ffff880100000000 0000800081384dee 0000000000000001 ffff880000000000
 0000000000008800 0000000000000000 ffff880036f6f000 ffff88011975d900
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff81385baa>] ? ext4_es_insert_extent+0x15a/0x240
 [<ffffffff813669ae>] ? ext4_find_delalloc_range+0x1e/0xb0
 [<ffffffff81322d3f>] ext4_map_blocks+0x25f/0x830
 [<ffffffff81369764>] ? ext4_alloc_file_blocks+0xc4/0x1e0
 [<ffffffff813697da>] ext4_alloc_file_blocks+0x13a/0x1e0
 [<ffffffff81369e9f>] ext4_zero_range+0x61f/0x870
 [<ffffffff8136a5d3>] ext4_fallocate+0x4e3/0x6c0
 [<ffffffff81239675>] ? __sb_start_write+0x145/0x1a0
 [<ffffffff8120ef00>] ? kmem_cache_free+0x2f0/0x3f0
 [<ffffffff81246ca0>] ? final_putname+0x30/0x60
 [<ffffffff812326a7>] do_fallocate+0x1e7/0x290
 [<ffffffff812327c9>] SyS_fallocate+0x79/0xc0
 [<ffffffff81ae7de9>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
Code: ba dc 05 00 00 48 c7 c6 b0 91 c7 81 48 89 df 89 04 24 31 c0 e8 99
83 fe ff e9 f5 f8 ff ff 48 83 05 34 b3 f5 00 01 e9 0a db ff ff <0f> 0b
0f 0b 0f 0b 0f 0b 45 89 d1 49 c7 c0 48 22 e5 81 31
RIP  [<ffffffff813694c9>] ext4_ext_map_blocks+0x2899/0x2940
 RSP <ffff880119069c50>
---[ end trace ba21204a3a98fbdc ]---

Regards,
Dongsu

> I'll post the patches after we agree and merge the kernel functionality.
> 
> I tested this mostly with a subset of xfstests using fsx and fsstress and
> even with new generic/290 which is just a copy of xfs/290 usinz fzero
> command for xfs_io instead of zero (which uses ioctl). I was testing on
> x86_64 and ppc64 with block sizes of 1024, 2048 and 4096.
> 
> ./check generic/076 generic/232 generic/013 generic/070 generic/269 
> generic/083 generic/117 generic/068 generic/231 generic/127 generic/091 
> generic/075 generic/112 generic/263 generic/091 generic/075 generic/256 
> generic/255 generic/316 generic/300 generic/290;
> 
> Note that there is a work in progress on FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE which
> touches the same area as this pach set does, so we should figure out
> which one should go first and modify the other on top of it.
> 
> Thanks!
> -Lukas
> 
> -- 
> [PATCH 1/6] ext4: Update inode i_size after the preallocation
> [PATCH 2/6] ext4: refactor ext4_fallocate code
> [PATCH 3/6] ext4: translate fallocate mode bits to strings
> [PATCH 4/6] fs: Introduce FALLOC_FL_ZERO_RANGE flag for fallocate
> [PATCH 5/6] ext4: Introduce FALLOC_FL_ZERO_RANGE flag for fallocate
> [PATCH 6/6] xfs: Add support for FALLOC_FL_ZERO_RANGE
> 
>  fs/ext4/ext4.h              |   3 +
>  fs/ext4/extents.c           | 430 
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------------
>  fs/ext4/inode.c             |  17 ++-
>  fs/open.c                   |   7 +-
>  fs/xfs/xfs_file.c           |  10 +-
>  include/trace/events/ext4.h |  67 ++++++-----
>  include/uapi/linux/falloc.h |   1 +
>  7 files changed, 393 insertions(+), 142 deletions(-)
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