Re: [PATCH v5 27/28] ext4: xattr inode deduplication

From: Andreas Dilger
Date: Wed Jun 21 2017 - 17:15:18 EST

On Jun 20, 2017, at 3:07 AM, Tahsin Erdogan <tahsin@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Ext4 now supports xattr values that are up to 64k in size (vfs limit).
> Large xattr values are stored in external inodes each one holding a
> single value. Once written the data blocks of these inodes are immutable.
> The real world use cases are expected to have a lot of value duplication
> such as inherited acls etc. To reduce data duplication on disk, this patch
> implements a deduplicator that allows sharing of xattr inodes.
> The deduplication is based on an in-memory hash lookup that is a best
> effort sharing scheme. When a xattr inode is read from disk (i.e.
> getxattr() call), its crc32c hash is added to a hash table. Before
> creating a new xattr inode for a value being set, the hash table is
> checked to see if an existing inode holds an identical value. If such an
> inode is found, the ref count on that inode is incremented. On value
> removal the ref count is decremented and if it reaches zero the inode is
> deleted.
> The quota charging for such inodes is manually managed. Every reference
> holder is charged the full size as if there was no sharing happening.
> This is consistent with how xattr blocks are also charged.
> Signed-off-by: Tahsin Erdogan <tahsin@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> diff --git a/fs/ext4/ext4.h b/fs/ext4/ext4.h
> index d79d8d7bee88..59e9488c4876 100644
> --- a/fs/ext4/ext4.h
> +++ b/fs/ext4/ext4.h
> @@ -1517,6 +1517,7 @@ struct ext4_sb_info {
> long s_es_nr_inode;
> struct ext4_es_stats s_es_stats;
> struct mb_cache *s_mb_cache;
> + struct mb_cache *s_ea_inode_cache;

These names should be consistent, like "s_ea_block_cache".

> diff --git a/fs/ext4/xattr.c b/fs/ext4/xattr.c
> index 0484df8dadd1..d7e60358ec91 100644
> --- a/fs/ext4/xattr.c
> +++ b/fs/ext4/xattr.c
> @@ -108,6 +108,9 @@ const struct xattr_handler *ext4_xattr_handlers[] = {
> #define EXT4_GET_MB_CACHE(inode) (((struct ext4_sb_info *) \
> inode->i_sb->s_fs_info)->s_mb_cache)
> +#define EA_INODE_CACHE(inode) (((struct ext4_sb_info *) \
> + inode->i_sb->s_fs_info)->s_ea_inode_cache)

These names should be consistent, like EXT4_GET_EA_CACHE() or maybe

The rest of the changes look reasonable.

Cheers, Andreas

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