Re: [PATCH 00/26] Zone write plugging

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On 2/2/24 12:37 AM, Damien Le Moal wrote:
> On 2/2/24 16:30, Damien Le Moal wrote:
>> The patch series introduces zone write plugging (ZWP) as the new
>> mechanism to control the ordering of writes to zoned block devices.
>> ZWP replaces zone write locking (ZWL) which is implemented only by
>> mq-deadline today. ZWP also allows emulating zone append operations
>> using regular writes for zoned devices that do not natively support this
>> operation (e.g. SMR HDDs). This patch series removes the scsi disk
>> driver and device mapper zone append emulation to use ZWP emulation.
>> Unlike ZWL which operates on requests, ZWP operates on BIOs. A zone
>> write plug is simply a BIO list that is atomically manipulated using a
>> spinlock and a kblockd submission work. A write BIO to a zone is
>> "plugged" to delay its execution if a write BIO for the same zone was
>> already issued, that is, if a write request for the same zone is being
>> executed. The next plugged BIO is unplugged and issued once the write
>> request completes.
>> This mechanism allows to:
>>  - Untangle zone write ordering from the block IO schedulers. This
>>    allows removing the restriction on using only mq-deadline for zoned
>>    block devices. Any block IO scheduler, including "none" can be used.
>>  - Zone write plugging operates on BIOs instead of requests. Plugged
>>    BIOs waiting for execution thus do not hold scheduling tags and thus
>>    do not prevent other BIOs from being submitted to the device (reads
>>    or writes to other zones). Depending on the workload, this can
>>    significantly improve the device use and the performance.
>>  - Both blk-mq (request) based zoned devices and BIO-based devices (e.g.
>>    device mapper) can use ZWP. It is mandatory for the
>>    former but optional for the latter: BIO-based driver can use zone
>>    write plugging to implement write ordering guarantees, or the drivers
>>    can implement their own if needed.
>>  - The code is less invasive in the block layer and in device drivers.
>>    ZWP implementation is mostly limited to blk-zoned.c, with some small
>>    changes in blk-mq.c, blk-merge.c and bio.c.
>> Performance evaluation results are shown below.
>> The series is organized as follows:
> I forgot to mention that the patches are against Jens block/for-next
> branch with the addition of Christoph's "clean up blk_mq_submit_bio"
> patches [1] and my patch "null_blk: Always split BIOs to respect queue
> limits" [2].

I figured that was the case, I'll get both of these properly setup in a
for-6.9/block branch, just wanted -rc3 to get cut first. JFYI that they
are coming tomorrow.

Jens Axboe

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