[PATCH 032/102] Btrfs: limit the global reserve to 512mb

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Mon Apr 8 09:49:47 UTC 2013 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Josef Bacik <jbacik at fusionio.com>

commit fdf30d1c1b386e1b73116cc7e0fb14e962b763b0 upstream.

A user reported a problem where he was getting early ENOSPC with hundreds of
gigs of free data space and 6 gigs of free metadata space.  This is because the
global block reserve was taking up the entire free metadata space.  This is
ridiculous, we have infrastructure in place to throttle if we start using too
much of the global reserve, so instead of letting it get this huge just limit it
to 512mb so that users can still get work done.  This allowed the user to
complete his rsync without issues.  Thanks

Reported-and-tested-by: Stefan Priebe <s.priebe at profihost.ag>
Signed-off-by: Josef Bacik <jbacik at fusionio.com>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c b/fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c
index fe6cec5..9e99ea0 100644
--- a/fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c
+++ b/fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c
@@ -4218,7 +4218,7 @@ static void update_global_block_rsv(struct btrfs_fs_info *fs_info)
-	block_rsv->size = num_bytes;
+	block_rsv->size = min_t(u64, num_bytes, 512 * 1024 * 1024);
 	num_bytes = sinfo->bytes_used + sinfo->bytes_pinned +
 		    sinfo->bytes_reserved + sinfo->bytes_readonly +

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