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Architecture - Client Cleanup

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Use Cases to cover

Description Semantics
dlm:acquiring lock actions performed on each layer. Interaction with dlm in the bottom layer.
dlm:releasing lock actions on every layer.
dlm:maintaining lock lru size where decision to cancel locks is taken.
dlm:blocking ast notification of layers
dlm:cancellation ast actions done at every layer
dlm:glimpse ast actions done at every layer
dlm:lock conversion client should be able to convert read lock to write lock without flushing out pages
io:read-ahead have to be encapsulated into llite layer. Current semantics is to be preserved.
io:kms current semantics is to be preserved. Kms handing should be encapsulated into llite.
io:read how layers handle typical read call, including read-ahead.
io:short read how short read is handled.
io:write how layers handle typical write call.
io:O_APPEND write into file descriptor opened with O_APPEND
io:O_SYNC write into file descriptor opened with O_SYNC
io:O_DIRECT write into file descriptor opened with O_DIRECT
io:no-lsm write(2) into object that doesn't yet have objects allocated on ost.
io:lockless how lockless io fits into model.
io:intents check that ost intents can be implemented.
io:truncate how typical truncate case is handled. Paths through vfs, locking. Non-page aligned case.
io:unlink ost-related part of unlink(2) handling.
io:getattr parallel rpcs.
io:mixed page size bug 686.
io:recoverable-errors bug 11710
io:rpc formation how/when it is decided that rpc is ready to be sent.
io:epoch closure size on mds.
io:flock POSIX locking.
io:abortions due to recovery (ask Peter for details)
io:attributes how attribute passing during read and write is handled.
io:migration interaction between stripe sub-object migration and io.
io:parallel io running out of cache space for certain osc/oss should not block read/write streaming data to other servers
io:extremely wide striping scalability of system with large number of oss
io:updates of file layout client has to keep track of file layout accuracy to accommodate for migration
sns:read-modify-write how read-modify-write is done (especially, locking).
sns:reconstruct-write where `old' page is kept.
sns:asynchronous mirroring how raid1 io is done in parallel.
sns:raidframe compliance check that sns fits into raidframe model.
sns:caching parity how parity pages are cached (vm issues).
p2p:read read call, fetching data from other client.
p2p:read-failure handle other client failure, fall back to server seed.
p2p:fetch other client fetches data from this one.
vm:mmap-fault page fault handling.
vm:mmap-dirty grants vs. mmap.
vm:mmap-locking locking for read/write-with-mmapped-buffer case.
vm:grants how out-of-grant situation is handled. When grant is renewed. How multiple mount points on the same node are handled.
vm:memory pressure how low memory conditions are handled.
vm:balance_dirty_pages() response to ->writepages().
vm:pdflush cleaning old data.
vm:no-cache mode keep liblustre in mind.
misc:lov-osc on mds changes on the server side.
misc:local mounts optimizations for server mounts.
misc:stacking check that configurations without lov or osc are possible.
misc:join file data structures for join file.

Business Drivers

  1. reduce bugs
  2. SNS
  3. peer-to-peer traffic of client data caches
  4. full parallelism
  5. concurrent I/O to one file
  6. lock conversion
  7. extremely wide striping
  8. updates of file layouts

Models to consider

current situation
OSC as a block device
OSC owns pages

Implementation Constraints

  1. Re-use as much existing code as possible
  2. Quality
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