2008-08-28 23:02:37

by Mingming Cao

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Subject: ext4: Fix ext4 old block reservation early ENOSPC issue

We run into ENOSPC error on nonmballoc ext4, even when there is free blocks
on the filesystem.

The problem is triggered in the case the goal block group has 0 free blocks
, and the rest block groups are skipped due to the check of "free_blocks
< windowsz/2". Current code could fall back to non reservation allocation
to prevent early ENOSPC after examing all the block groups with reservation on
, but this code was bypassed if the reservation window is turned off already,
which is true in this case.

This patch fixed two issues:
1) We don't need to turn off block reservation if the goal block group has
0 free blocks left and continue search for the rest of block groups.

Current code the intention is to turn off the block reservation if the
goal allocation group has a few (some) free blocks left (not enough
for make the desired reservation window),to try to allocation in the
goal block group, to get better locality. But if the goal blocks have
0 free blocks, it should leave the block reservation on, and continues
search for the next block groups,rather than turn off block reservation

2) we don't need to check the window size if the block reservation is off.

Signed-off-by: Mingming Cao <[email protected]>

Index: linux-2.6.27-rc3/fs/ext4/balloc.c
--- linux-2.6.27-rc3.orig/fs/ext4/balloc.c 2008-08-28 12:41:55.000000000 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.27-rc3/fs/ext4/balloc.c 2008-08-28 14:40:43.000000000 -0700
@@ -1807,6 +1807,7 @@
* turn off reservation for this allocation
if (my_rsv && (free_blocks < windowsz)
+ && (free_blocks > 0)
&& (rsv_is_empty(&my_rsv->rsv_window)))
my_rsv = NULL;

@@ -1843,7 +1844,7 @@
* free blocks is less than half of the reservation
* window size.
- if (free_blocks <= (windowsz/2))
+ if (my_rsv && (free_blocks <= (windowsz/2)))