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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] fuse: fix accounting background requests
02/06/2013 09:12 PM, Miklos Szeredi пишет:
> On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Maxim Patlasov <mpatlasov@parallels.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> The feature was added long time ago (commit 08a53cdc...) with the comment:
>>
>>> A task may have at most one synchronous request allocated. So these requests
>>> need not be otherwise limited.
>>>
>>> However the number of background requests (release, forget, asynchronous
>>> reads, interrupted requests) can grow indefinitely. This can be used by a
>>> malicous user to cause FUSE to allocate arbitrary amounts of unswappable
>>> kernel memory, denying service.
>>>
>>> For this reason add a limit for the number of background requests, and block
>>> allocations of new requests until the number goes bellow the limit.
>> However, the implementation suffers from the following problems:
>>
>> 1. Latency of synchronous requests. As soon as fc->num_background hits the
>> limit, all allocations are blocked: both for synchronous and background
>> requests. This is unnecessary - as the comment cited above states, synchronous
>> requests need not be limited (by fuse). Moreover, sometimes it's very
>> inconvenient. For example, a dozen of tasks aggressively writing to mmap()-ed
>> area may block 'ls' for long while (>1min in my experiments).
>>
>> 2. Thundering herd problem. When fc->num_background falls below the limit,
>> request_end() calls wake_up_all(&fc->blocked_waitq). This wakes up all waiters
>> while it's not impossible that the first waiter getting new request will
>> immediately put it to background increasing fc->num_background again.
>> (experimenting with mmap()-ed writes I observed 2x slowdown as compared with
>> fuse after applying this patch-set)
>>
>> The patch-set re-works fuse_get_req (and its callers) to throttle only requests
>> intended for background processing. Having this done, it becomes possible to
>> use exclusive wakeups in chained manner: request_end() wakes up a waiter,
>> the waiter allocates new request and submits it for background processing,
>> the processing ends in request_end() where another wakeup happens an so on.
> Thanks. These patches look okay.
>
> But they don't apply to for-next. Can you please update them?

Sorry for long delay. I'll send updated patches soon.

Thanks,
Maxim

>
> Thanks,
> Miklos
>
>> Thanks,
>> Maxim
>>
>> ---
>>
>> Maxim Patlasov (3):
>> fuse: make request allocations for background processing explicit
>> fuse: skip blocking on allocations of synchronous requests
>> fuse: implement exclusive wakeup for blocked_waitq
>>
>>
>> fs/fuse/cuse.c | 2 +-
>> fs/fuse/dev.c | 60 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
>> fs/fuse/file.c | 5 +++--
>> fs/fuse/fuse_i.h | 3 +++
>> fs/fuse/inode.c | 1 +
>> 5 files changed, 54 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
>>
>> --
>> Signature

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