Commit 59fc630b authored by's avatar Committed by NeilBrown
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RAID5: batch adjacent full stripe write

stripe cache is 4k size. Even adjacent full stripe writes are handled in 4k
unit. Idealy we should use big size for adjacent full stripe writes. Bigger
stripe cache size means less stripes runing in the state machine so can reduce
cpu overhead. And also bigger size can cause bigger IO size dispatched to under
layer disks.

With below patch, we will automatically batch adjacent full stripe write
together. Such stripes will be added to the batch list. Only the first stripe
of the list will be put to handle_list and so run handle_stripe(). Some steps
of handle_stripe() are extended to cover all stripes of the list, including
ops_run_io, ops_run_biodrain and so on. With this patch, we have less stripes
running in handle_stripe() and we send IO of whole stripe list together to
increase IO size.

Stripes added to a batch list have some limitations. A batch list can only
include full stripe write and can't cross chunk boundary to make sure stripes
have the same parity disks. Stripes in a batch list must be in the same state
(no written, toread and so on). If a stripe is in a batch list, all new
read/write to add_stripe_bio will be blocked to overlap conflict till the batch
list is handled. The limitations will make sure stripes in a batch list be in
exactly the same state in the life circly.

I did test running 160k randwrite in a RAID5 array with 32k chunk size and 6
PCIe SSD. This patch improves around 30% performance and IO size to under layer
disk is exactly 32k. I also run a 4k randwrite test in the same array to make
sure the performance isn't changed with the patch.
Signed-off-by: default avatarShaohua Li <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarNeilBrown <>
parent 7a87f434
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......@@ -219,6 +219,10 @@ struct stripe_head {
spinlock_t stripe_lock;
int cpu;
struct r5worker_group *group;
struct stripe_head *batch_head; /* protected by stripe lock */
spinlock_t batch_lock; /* only header's lock is useful */
struct list_head batch_list; /* protected by head's batch lock*/
* struct stripe_operations
* @target - STRIPE_OP_COMPUTE_BLK target
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