Re: [PATCH V2] xfs: use roundup_pow_of_two instead of ffs during xlog_find_tail

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On 2023/9/13 06:44, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 12, 2023 at 03:20:56PM +0800, Wang Jianchao wrote:
>> In our production environment, we find that mounting a 500M /boot
>> which is umount cleanly needs ~6s. One cause is that ffs() is
>> used by xlog_write_log_records() to decide the buffer size. It
>> can cause a lot of small IO easily when xlog_clear_stale_blocks()
>> needs to wrap around the end of log area and log head block is
>> not power of two. Things are similar in xlog_find_verify_cycle().
>> The code is able to handed bigger buffer very well, we can use
>> roundup_pow_of_two() to replace ffs() directly to avoid small
>> and sychronous IOs.
>> Changes in V1:
>>  - Also replace the ffs in xlog_find_verify_cycle()
> Change logs go either below the --- line or in the cover letter,
> not the commit itself.


> Other than that, the change looks ok. The use of ffs() was added in
> 2002 simply to make buffers a power-of-2 size. I don't think it had
> anything to do with trying to maximise the actual buffer size at
> all, otherwise it would have made to use fls() like
> roundup_pow_of_two() does...
> Reviewed-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>


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