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    • Dan Williams's avatar
      libnvdimm: Non-Volatile Devices · bc30196f
      Dan Williams authored
      Maintainer information and documentation for drivers/nvdimm
      
      Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
      Cc: Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com>
      Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
      Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@fb.com>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
      Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
      Cc: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
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    • Vishal Verma's avatar
      nd_btt: atomic sector updates · 5212e11f
      Vishal Verma authored
      BTT stands for Block Translation Table, and is a way to provide power
      fail sector atomicity semantics for block devices that have the ability
      to perform byte granularity IO. It relies on the capability of libnvdimm
      namespace devices to do byte aligned IO.
      
      The BTT works as a stacked blocked device, and reserves a chunk of space
      from the backing device for its accounting metadata. It is a bio-based
      driver because all IO is done synchronously, and there is no queuing or
      asynchronous completions at either the device or the driver level.
      
      The BTT uses 'lanes' to index into various 'on-disk' data structures,
      and lanes also act as a synchronization mechanism in case there are more
      CPUs than available lanes. We did a comparison between two lane lock
      strategies - first where we kept an atomic counter around that tracked
      which was the last lane that was used, and 'our' lane was determined by
      atomically incrementing that. That way, for the nr_cpus > nr_lanes case,
      theoretically, no CPU would be blocked waiting for a lane. The other
      strategy was to use the cpu number we're scheduled on to and hash it to
      a lane number. Theoretically, this could block an IO that could've
      otherwise run using a different, free lane. But some fio workloads
      showed that the direct cpu -> lane hash performed faster than tracking
      'last lane' - my reasoning is the cache thrash caused by moving the
      atomic variable made that approach slower than simply waiting out the
      in-progress IO. This supports the conclusion that the driver can be a
      very simple bio-based one that does synchronous IOs instead of queuing.
      
      Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
      Cc: Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com>
      Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
      Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@fb.com>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
      Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
      Cc: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com>
      Cc: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>
      Cc: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
      [jmoyer: fix nmi watchdog timeout in btt_map_init]
      [jmoyer: move btt initialization to module load path]
      [jmoyer: fix memory leak in the btt initialization path]
      [jmoyer: Don't overwrite corrupted arenas]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarVishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@linux.intel.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
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