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Re: proposed: move FSFS protorevs out of the transactions dir

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 14:36:07 -0500

Committed in r28829.


On Dec 24, 2007 6:36 PM, David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net> wrote:
> The access patterns of the files in the FSFS repository fall into
> three distinct patterns:
> * The proto-revision files (transactions/<txnid>.txn/rev)
> These are appended to during the course of the transaction, and
> eventually renamed into place into the revs directory. These can be
> arbitrarily long. I don't believe that any normal Subversion
> operation even reads from the txn file (even though
> open_and_seek_transaction exists, I don't think anything will
> actually call it, though feel free to correct me on that).
> * Everything else in the transaction directory
> (transactions/<txnid>.txn/rev)
> For example, txn noderevs, directory lists, properties, etc. These
> are repeatedly read and written during the transaction, and are
> generally relatively short.
> * The revision data (revs/*)
> This is read-only.
> (Yeah, there are some other random things, but these are the biggies.)
> Administrators may wish to use different forms of storage for these
> different kinds of data. For example, the actual revision data (and
> the current and txn-current files) may want to live on a network file
> share; the transaction-specific data may want to live on local disk in
> the server (which requires using a server setup that guarantees that
> all operations on the same transaction use the same server).
> This can easily be accomplished by symlinking "db/transactions/" to
> local disk. (Well, at least, since r28578 fixed a bug in cross-device
> copies.) This lets you keep the noderev/directory list/txnprops/etc
> read/write cycles on local disk. On the other hand, it'll also keep
> the (potentially large) protorev file, which is only appended to
> during commit, on local disk, and then the move-into-place during the
> write-locked part of the commit becomes a non-constant-time copy. And
> the benefit of having the transaction data on local disk just doesn't
> seem to apply to the append-only proto-rev.
> Thus, it seems reasonable to allow administrators to use symlinks in
> this way to move the non-protorev txn data to a different filesystem
> without moving the protorevs. I suggest the attached patch, which
> moves the protorev (and its lock) into db/txn-protorevs/. We're
> already bumping the filesystem format in 1.5...
> [[[
> In already-bumped FSFS version 3, store the protorev and its lock
> separately from the rest of the transaction metadata, to make it easy
> for administrators to put the non-protorev metadata on a different
> filesystem from the immutable filesystem.
> * subversion/libsvn_fs_fs/fs.h
> (PATH_REV, PATH_REV_LOCK): Move later and document as legacy.
> * subversion/libsvn_fs_fs/fs_fs.c
> (path_txn_proto_rev, path_txn_proto_rev_lock): Return the new path
> if the format is new enough.
> (svn_fs_fs__hotcopy): Make an empty txn-protorevs directory if the
> format supports it.
> (svn_fs_fs__purge_txn): If the format is new enough, try to delete
> the protorev file and its lock after removing the txn directory.
> (svn_fs_fs__create): If the format is new enough, create
> txn-protorevs directory.
> * subversion/libsvn_fs_fs/structure
> (Layout of the FS directory): Document txn-protorevs.
> (Filesystem formats): Document difference between versions.
> (Transaction layout): Document difference between versions.
> ]]]
> --
> David Glasser | glasser@davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/

David Glasser | glasser@davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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