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[PATCH v5 0/7] btrfs: generic readeahead interface



This series introduces a generic readahead interface for btrfs trees.
The intention is to use it to speed up scrub in a first run, but balance
is another hot candidate. In general, every tree walk could be accompanied
by a readahead. Deletion of large files comes to mind, where the fetching
of the csums takes most of the time.
Also the initial build-ups of free-space-caches and inode-allocator-caches
could be sped up.

To make testing easier, a simple ioctl interface is added to trigger a read-
ahead from user mode. It also implements a tree walk in the traditional way.

A simple demonstration from my 7-disk test btrfs:
 - enumerating the extent tree (traditional): 351s
 - enumerating the extent tree (readahead): 41s
 - enumerating extents+csum tree (readahead): 49s

The implementation is also tested with this tool in various combinations of
parallel reads of the same and of different trees.

The main changes from v1 are:
 - Switch from extent_state flags to extent_buffer flags.
 - Fix a race when triggering the read.
 - Fix a bug where only parts of the requested range where actually prefetched.
   The hit only when requesting parts of a tree, so the above numbers doesn't
   change.
Change from v2:
 - use rcu instead of transaction to protect root->node
Changes from v3:
 - rebased to current for-linus
 - in v3 patch 1 was missing
Changes from v4:
 - adoptions according the Josef's review. See the parts for more detailed
   comments

This series is also available at
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/arne/btrfs-unstable-arne.git readahead

Arne Jansen (7):
  btrfs: add an extra wait mode to read_extent_buffer_pages
  btrfs: add READAHEAD extent buffer flag
  btrfs: state information for readahead
  btrfs: initial readahead code and prototypes
  btrfs: hooks for readahead
  btrfs: test ioctl for readahead
  btrfs: use readahead API for scrub

 fs/btrfs/Makefile    |    3 +-
 fs/btrfs/ctree.h     |   21 ++
 fs/btrfs/disk-io.c   |   85 +++++-
 fs/btrfs/disk-io.h   |    2 +
 fs/btrfs/extent_io.c |    9 +-
 fs/btrfs/extent_io.h |    4 +
 fs/btrfs/ioctl.c     |   93 +++++-
 fs/btrfs/ioctl.h     |   16 +
 fs/btrfs/reada.c     |  949 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 fs/btrfs/scrub.c     |  116 +++----
 fs/btrfs/volumes.c   |    8 +
 fs/btrfs/volumes.h   |    8 +
 12 files changed, 1239 insertions(+), 75 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 fs/btrfs/reada.c

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1.7.3.4

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