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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v2 12/18] block/backup: add 'always' bitmap sync
Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v2 12/18] block/backup: add 'always' bitmap sync policy
Mon, 8 Jul 2019 14:04:53 +0200
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On 05.07.19 18:59, John Snow wrote:
> On 7/4/19 2:05 PM, Max Reitz wrote:
>> On 04.07.19 19:43, Max Reitz wrote:
>>> On 03.07.19 23:55, John Snow wrote:
>>>> This adds an "always" policy for bitmap synchronization. Regardless of if
>>>> the job succeeds or fails, the bitmap is *always* synchronized. This means
>>>> that for backups that fail part-way through, the bitmap retains a record of
>>>> which sectors need to be copied out to accomplish a new backup using the
>>>> old, partial result.
>>>> In effect, this allows us to "resume" a failed backup; however the new
>>>> will be from the new point in time, so it isn't a "resume" as much as it is
>>>> an "incremental retry." This can be useful in the case of extremely large
>>>> backups that fail considerably through the operation and we'd like to not
>>>> the work that was already performed.
>>>> Signed-off-by: John Snow <address@hidden>
>>>> block/backup.c | 25 +++++++++++++++++--------
>>>> qapi/block-core.json | 5 ++++-
>>>> 2 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>>>> diff --git a/block/backup.c b/block/backup.c
>>>> index 9cc5a7f6ca..495d8f71aa 100644
>>>> --- a/block/backup.c
>>>> +++ b/block/backup.c
>>>> @@ -266,16 +266,25 @@ static void
>>>> backup_cleanup_sync_bitmap(BackupBlockJob *job, int ret)
>>>> + /* If we failed and synced, merge in the bits we didn't copy: */
>>>> + bdrv_dirty_bitmap_merge_internal(bm, job->copy_bitmap,
>>>> + NULL, true);
>>> I presume this is for sync=full?
> Well, we don't allow bitmaps for sync=full at this point in the series.
>> Ah, no. This is necessary because the original sync bitmap was
>> discarded by bdrv_dirty_bitmap_abdicate(). So yep, these bits need to
>> go back into the sync bitmap then.
> Yuh -- we actually want to clear the original bitmap for the 'always'
> case, which the "abdicate" handles for us. This ought to trigger only
> for the always case, so I think the conditional here is correct and as
> simple as it can be.
> Does your R-B stand?
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[Qemu-block] [PATCH v2 12/18] block/backup: add 'always' bitmap sync policy, John Snow, 2019/07/03
[Qemu-block] [PATCH v2 13/18] iotests: add testing shim for script-style python tests, John Snow, 2019/07/03
[Qemu-block] [PATCH v2 14/18] iotests: teach run_job to cancel pending jobs, John Snow, 2019/07/03
[Qemu-block] [PATCH v2 15/18] iotests: teach FilePath to produce multiple paths, John Snow, 2019/07/03
[Qemu-block] [PATCH v2 16/18] iotests: Add virtio-scsi device helper, John Snow, 2019/07/03
[Qemu-block] [PATCH v2 18/18] block/backup: loosen restriction on readonly bitmaps, John Snow, 2019/07/03
- [Qemu-block] [PATCH v2 11/18] block/backup: upgrade copy_bitmap to BdrvDirtyBitmap, (continued)