[sheepdog] [PATCH v3 0/5] replace structure of inode->data_vdi_id[] from array to b-tree

Robin Dong robin.k.dong at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 11:46:17 CEST 2013

Hi all,

The size of vdi can only reach 4TB beacause the inode->data_vdi_id[] can only
support 1 million objects. But 4TB is too small for storage application
such as NAS and cloud-disk therefore we need to change the array of 'data_vdi_id' to

This patchset add B-tree structure into sd_inode. It support just two levels
(one root-node and many leaf-nodes) and after this the size of vdi could reach about
(4MB / sizeof(sd_extent_header) * (4MB / sizeof(sd_extent)) * 4MB which is about 680PB
in theory.

Currently the vdi size can raise to 16PB because the size of oid is just 32-bits, but
it is certainly enough for many storage requirement.

v2 --> v3 changes:
	1. move "btree_counter" after inode->child_vdi_id[]
	2. add new interface to write inode meta data
	3. change the names of some MACRO

v1 --> v2 changes:
	1. fix the problem of create 16PB vdi and mkfs.xfs
	2. add comment and illustration to explain how B-tree works

Robin Dong

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