Optimizing ZFS for Block Storage

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The ZFS file system has been heavily tuned for workloads where file rewrite activity is minimal or is aligned and sized to match ZFS's native record size. Exporting ZFS storage to block consumers, however, presents a situation where every write is rewriting an existing block, and unaligned writes incur a performance killing synchronous read. This paper and talk presents Spectra Logic's optimizations to ZFS's data management layer (DMU) to convert the majority of these synchronous reads to be asynchronous and, for sequential access patterns, to avoid them entirely. We also describe a new scheme that allows concurrent reads to be issued through the DMU without the need to allocate a thread context for each I/O. The result, as implemented and tested using the FreeBSD operating system, is up to a five fold performance increase for unaligned write workloads and a three fold improvement for random read workloads.
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this morning I hope you all well caffeinated because you're going to do a fairly deep dive into CFS morning die understand some optimizations that Spectra Logic has done its efforts to optimize the fast block storage I'm just gets suspect Logic and we also have and the of that I the so they would do a quick
overview of CFS internals hopefully enough to give you a sort of a framework for understanding what you've done without talk about the motivation for the work the 3 major optimizations that we've done lost fix a lot of other birds and and that's my mind other things that will be covered in the paper later but just 3 are probably enough for an hour without the how we evaluate all of our changes the performance results some additional commentary and reflection on what we've done and also some don't those class
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simplified diagram of Z a fast at the very top you have a presentation layer that takes all of of what is basically an object based system and presented for different users on the left you've got this year best posits layer but gives us a normal file system semantics see a vast volumes as a way to take an object and presented as a piece block storage perhaps it is a of a disk image for of machine or to be exported over fiber channel arise because to an external consumer to projects such as luster actually tied into the CFS at this level and operate using natives EFS objects in order to gain extra performance and added level of clustering capability and top of the US and they can target layer of this is another avenue besides going through as you pass following the ability to take the CFS objects and exported to somebody externally of a fiber channel another other transport in the middle of management this is where the other manages its objects made make sure those objects from a coherent various transaction engine for rolling objects forward and backward all that technology occurs in the D-dimensional unit where and then down below that we have this sort full out
here which takes those objects converts them and actual physical dislocations performs rate transforms on and it's not that's all spectral
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need to the and the talk about what we've done is your fast CFS operates on records and those records can be anywhere from 512 bytes all way it is 128 kilobytes in size is a checksum recorded with taken on that record and also recorded up in the file system away from the data so that it can be corrected if the block is overwritten and as sums for these records are verified every time we do a really so you know that what you wrote that is what you read that but all the operations happen on these EFS record so if you wanna write 1 byte the eventual I owe to the underlying storage will be but as the address record z invest also
operates as a copy on write file system so Z of will never directly overwrite an existing block it always creates a new version of the entire storage there of by writing the modified records to previously unallocated space and then it uses the same kind of database-style transaction to roll the file-system atomically forward to the next version the free space said to right that is freed up there based on the older version the file system will eventually be required by CFS and used for future versions of files to operates as I
said on transactions each right that we performed to the data the error to the Bao system just like in databases and sign transaction but if we were to commit each of these transactions independently we have a terrible formants and so their backs up these all transaction groups and as we do in C using a lots of other things in science we pipeline the of these transaction groups so that we can keep the I-O subsystem saturated so we have several transaction birds in flight but at the same time a different states of their lifetime and we basically set them through in parallel of and was yet another diagram in a few slides here talk a little about that so the 3 different types of transaction groups that we have in flight at the St. is the open transaction group that's where the user data changes occur that twice most changes occur here of when we modify metadata and some of the other objects in the file system that kind of hidden from the user to those in happen in other transaction groups the crescent-shaped transaction group is we're waiting for all the writers to exit so that we know that there's no data in flight to in in memory buffers before we start writing desk and the sinking transaction group is were all the idea was occurring to get that data down into the text
so let's see what happens when we do a copy-on-write activity in the fossils in this diagram the 3 of its sees that you see up here don't know it to denote the fact that when we come down through the file system so we kind of collapsed a few layers in trying to get to this bottom object that we're talking about so here is the root of storage this is you know where everything starts and CFS of you were blocked we've gone through some translation layers you will find a specific object of interest but this particular object that we're looking at just like all objects the system having do new node that is the root of an object then we have indirect blocks which basically allow us to add levels of interaction between the D. a new node and the actually what's depending on how much data we need to reference when a new object is very very small we might but you most directly link the diene you know to the data data blocks that to represent that particular object and as it grows we add these levels of corruption so what we're doing now
is going to pretend that were doing the right to a lot so here comes right no matter what size it is whether it's 1 byte or a full block record and sizes his mobile data blocks we saw that the the same operations we have to replace the state graph and because the data block checks some is not stored or it's actually stored in indirect blocks and we've also move location that they block to some other place than historical we need update that metadata in the indirect block so we now had to copy of the data into a new buffer and and create a new version of the inuit block this look for all the way up the graph however many levels of indirect blocks there are going on the size of the object but until we get to work with my until we get to see that do you know where we have to record things like the access times changes that may object sizes changed or the indirect block sizes changed or that data blocks access changed all these different things about an object that could change as a result of modifying up just 1 block of data and eventually when we go in batch all of these changes into a transaction group and commitment to best the who block at the top I will also be wrapped and we will now have a coherent new path into this kind of hybrid new version of the pool where some of the blocks new and some of the blocks from the previous version but it gets a little bit more complex than
even that we have to be able to keep track since we're doing this pipeline to make sure that we keep the I-O subsystem saturated of all the different versions of this particular objects in Z a fast at the same time so in in this graph we see time progressing to the left so new stuff is happening as we go further further to the left we have a sinking transaction group this is where the center is actively taking of committed data it's in memory that we know is is not changing anyway and run out this the equi ing transaction group is is where we're waiting for all the writers to finish the final updates those buffers and the open transaction group here is where were allowing near place every time we modify a block new transactions we have to accord what we're doing and the way they do that is with the director so it is seeking transaction the peasantry record it understands what portion of the buffer in change and things like that same thing requesting the same thing for the other transactions and what you can do between these different transactions which can be free radicals so in in this kind of simpler example that 2 purple bars that we have down here the only portion that you were the black area is existing data that we already had been in court and only modified but they are still there the Queen's transaction group time later somebody came along and wrote the blue area and has got rid of some of the purple and in fact in the open transaction heard some became is replaced the whole set but you can imagine things like truncates rights and there's even in a state called no fill in the investment is to make sure that I never occurs in NGOs desk so this is a lot in flight at at the same time that we all have to keep in mind while we're trying to modify the way it's fast does it work this point here is the current version of says Seveso he's tracking kind of with the head of the file looks like an ink off and natural readers come in the readers always come in and see he had version of the past so nobody will cost them
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little bit about is that users infested spectra and I imagine there's lots of components their use of reuse from open source prosecutor are being used in a way that's a little bit different than has the US was originally developed the theoretical bases it's it's it's really nice it works really well plot really intelligence far people worked on it but they operate in an environment where for use a time a tight knit group of people who the only the only concern was fast operating on this text and if you were to step back from that perspective of what happens here has every day for years at a time but you kind from the same perspective the spectra has so well and I were gone all kinds of things spectra of just recently I was working on Z for that there were some race conditions and can more you know coming back as yet fast or you know the going work on on whatever the high performance of of the issue is that and so when we were working on this CFS because it is so complex we were pretty brutal with the code when we talked about we will talk about having refactored we want to make sure that if we came back in a week for 6 months that there was no technical that fine and that we could very quickly we will all let's state and understand code so we spent a lot I mean conventions and and restructuring modifying data structures so it'll be very interesting when we work to have these changes brought back into the scene that have perhaps instantly most of the reaction is going to be that because we did not try to be conserved if we felt that something be restructured infrastructure and I think that it has as an open-source project of previous in another open-source projects also need to keep this in mind the people were consuming it can't afford to be underrepresented voted to some component I think that's emotionally that to
further work there's always more so during the performance than you might have seen that even though we repairing sequential writes on his made by the time we were still doing a small number of reads maybe 10 20 or so per 2nd those who reads can have presented the performance impact on certain types of right so she had enough distance back in your have enough for writer buffering passion things like that those reading actually cause stalls not like wine and cut right from its and because there's no metadata in those indirect blocks that we need if we're doing sequential write workload we should be able to make the same observation that we did for data blocks for the indirect blocks for synchronous writes the other thing that we should be a while is if you're a writer all you need all the system needs to know to allow you to continue that right is whether it's allowed and if there's buffer space available to you the statue right wall the 2 regional background and so again to improve concurrency system initially doing as much as possible in parallel we really want to disassociate the reader those indirect blocks or any other metadata assistance from the right so we can capture more of its workload and keep it in this pipeline going to guests we've also found that there's a lot of copies the system right most egregious 1 is 1 happens during I clustering so were writing you know gigabytes of data per 2nd whatever through the us all of it is written in typhus record chunks attended splitter party to rate transforms the very bottom we have to bring them all that together during all those layers were cost the company data and Endre and then the because those copies we basically lose better than with also of formants so you can imagine that at the lower levels of the stored Al-Qaeda whether it's the the re- transforms the done or the mirroring transforms and things like that that some of those copies could be eliminated by just passing references to exist in and that something was definitely for additional work we encountered some problems with regret of performances CFS we haven't had time yet to really dig into it because these like issues and the asynchronous reissues work of our biggest performance Parliament's from the start so we really need to go and look at prevention code and find out why it is that we're not getting a large I expect from a doing these larger sequential workloads hybrid regime is something that was developed Oracle it's not yet available in an open-source form essentially what it does is instead of taking a many to block and frightened across all members so that you basically have to be all the members of a red strike you me that many they mirror a step and that we can get additional I absolutely and of course it is for the exact same reason that we're looking at deferring the regional or making United reads 2nd but because that many metadata really does become all that for work for performance so we must have thought about I think that he did he is also part of this or just having a standard rate 506 6 transform so that we don't require you to read all the data members of a strike evil intent and did not allow additionally diets for random reads and then there's just tons of other things go so some quick acknowledgements the
vessel is pretty amazing and groundbreaking it's unfortunate that there that most that team is a standard but we wouldn't be able to this kind of stuff without the with the pioneering work it of PGG for that previous seaport of CFS we we gain we found a few issues of race missions things of that if you look at the size of the of the of the code base and stuff you'd be implemented in some that for it's amazing the as yet framework came from high of security which is also using the BSE of were hoping to stress that back in the previous 2 is part of a continuous integration as framework of previously the most got lots of bug fixes into the previously easier presentation mouse and were Spectra Logic for allowing us to Wilkinson in the school yeah yes I look at the and were hired but it's of
here and sharing your home OK so the question is is there a sharing of data in the between the buffer cache on or whether you have to copy it into the buffer cache you before you transition to to this what we did OK so work basically bypasses the the upper levels of the and things like that because we're becoming a kind of distorted mechanism if we were to go back into the slide new beginning in
this work in our situation coming through and we have was there was and is and what that driver which then talks directly balls which is a very thin layer on top of GNU and goes into the cash they so as far as like the this standard system issues as an evil have doing file I 0 we haven't we don't need to address that in cases you must attend you direct I into its cash or cash but if you will do intelligent things like for instance let's say that but I'm a fighter channel a lot this the present outside the system and somebody was due a right all you can do is if were operating at this present presentation layer just above the GNU we can ask the ARC to give his offered dance and assuming that we are and because the copyright work may fill the we can basically go that offer with data from our or whatever the external item is the popular cash that on regional basically have access to the cache buffer and dealing directly from that channel the others so that finiteness pressure the the right so the question is what you see a fast in applications and they tell how much you work including do it comes for that I think the reason that correctly all of but the choice use a farce was actually before I joined thought and I think it's 1 of those cases where and I see this in several different environments where people are like quality 1st less storage plants well this is an project there is an old PhD papers on the people using it must work I we these files that will do block file and keep raiding volume management of the investors that so let's just take that put this together and but forcefully open Solaris Oracle acquisition remembered better go work on previous the over 3 seasons then support so then we verify people to do some previously working and then support in there and then yeah block AIOs that's not so good may be accepted so that's kind of in a nutshell our journey and I know and I think you'd be very difficult for a team of our size to recreate something like this so fixing it for us was easier but not for well not but for everybody else involved the question that there right so question is since changes were below the presentation where are they must impact well to serve to test and in fact in the on the that they use that to as I do only that he did to supplement the different in the data and to the biology but for the most part in the way that book on in other reason but at the time but also I know that the way act on that data but there not good you have at it and think that it is no effect in the back of the hall and attend the data the lack of a better term on the back of a lesson about the though for the will of the size of the atom but they also said that they did a lot to eat the note that follows a bit interconnected and that that was a lot of data marked about variety of range of of battle and the that something like the content the and the Database thing is getting pretty significant effect so were very excited to have the purpose of a eventually move over to these changes were the cost of doing it and for those kinds of workloads where you're replacing in-place in a file but it does have the taxing kind of data trends that showed the grants for z falls act was meant to converse so the product is always with with this while hoping they get you to and I have a very real he was about the size of a few questions for posterior and so the question is have you been working with a low most of them to during the work to make sure they get from set up my head that we love often in fact the mountain at all but in any event the set and that had some there about that that it didn't work that with that with that many of them and that and the red lights we have not had in fact it's on there and I'll factor that by the time the matter of the genome wasn't only and love I like to be there for them to fact that but all of them and some them that's that's in that in that that I incentive then but the thought know in the lab and that the police at the top that online so spectra uses a lot of open source stuff and we do spend quite a bit of time trying to push the back in the case of this Ia 1st stuff just as you know is on of our site recent reading break anything almost what we need to do here we went through so many different iterations it it was just can be really hard to try and collaborators on the outside before reading undertook this this work I actually think by the time talking to people about this problem because I don't want you to work myself I pointed out the right and that's true for short most people at that are consumers it fast and so but very do again but maybe I would have said you know it's like saying I'm doing this in the radical if you really want to watch and but it's sausage-making is really ugly on something of this size and so I think the hard for somebody who was not in the day-to-day trying to track what we're trying to do hard each of of you know moment that the that the that the town 1 entity but I bet that the Internet and it's going to set up a lot and as I have been a very very important that have been able to develop complicated censorship fate in the back of the idea of off summary of everything that's it and the other 1 of the them was the time to do it in 10 of 10 this is to of the of yeah in the case of memory that I know I haven't really that's that's the time looking at it alongside the question was what happens with numbers that I they back directly by the cache of her you know the answer to that know of right so
they're separate pages at this time in the season and out of show that only I don't know if there are other mechanisms in place right now to make sure that a reader that comes in through a standard we would get the new data or not so the question is is this going into producing regardless of what happened Moscow where the most lets a change at that be my and in my my desire is not to differed from most necessarily but it these kinds of changes are necessary if you and in another question that often gets asked as well as other people using this file system like or right and they have like the best step numbers in the world I just be idea or something on their latest store at last had the deal with well for smaller devices were you can't put 2 terabytes of RAM and 10 terabytes of as as the to be make sure that none of the metadata and most of your heart is you can't get the performance numbers of C and these optimization still do help you if you have a cash so I think if you immediately sure is that source spectra logic is concerned if it does the back of previously then we'll have a private fork Catholicism is we have to have changes and they're probably other oppositions like were listed in the further work that will have to do as well the to let the question is if Oracle does do another of their latest intensity of fast do we think they'll be all and there is also a concern about perhaps still having a forward from what local to so I think that since the James will be based on the old structure that you'll be able to mostly tease out what as happened there the that the main issue we ran into with doing it you knew where DevOps stuff is that they're all these makes concerns all tied together in special case of going to do it dirty all start doing something as a but this is a still block or a bonus before amantadine or something else to do some tiny little things reported from function calls and then come back come back the maintenance go off again to go have special so I think that if you can extract the intention of what they were doing that should be awarded pretty easily applied to the new structure and and made it even easier than how it was before because there's so much clarity now when you go to dirty energy node well what's the function of developed editing and all the steps to do that nice thing there and I had to get it back back in amount of just some of the and so I had to move on and some have runners and that he was right so the here I wrote it the study of these the right so the question is have we done the sweeps of different parts of the of the of us to see if some of the the behavior that's really suboptimal specially when you have ideas of half the record size of have been addressed so we have done some performance terrorisation of different block sizes usually I usually I I was going on either way smaller than the record size like 4 K a 16 that some were there are the the size of the CFS Raghuram of using this record as of yet not directly looked at that particular problem that not that of you know yes so so is the next tuition this will help that problem absolutely the behavior that we've seen is that by disassociating agreed with the writers context usually about 3 x performance of it all depends on what transforms into aggregated desks fusing a rate the transforming the less than if you're using some other transform that gives you more places to be emitted in parallel knowing the nearest mirrors at innocent of relation in that more of the that and you know that you have defined more involved the the book that university yes of executed he said that Oracle will never will never so this the is on the you know he was the question is do we know of any of the plans of the Mosers plans for what to do with the best things that I have to admit that in trying to his work and I was looking anywhere else is applications and and in CAM and all the other places that bugs propped up what we're trying to do this so I really knows how to couldn't tell me if I do research of reservations we have any more benchmarks about you know when you get to it that but we do have some trying to remember what happened in some place really convenient I can show you can do you have any rough numbers that was just percentage differences in and more really yes OK so well my recollection of a lesson that we do these numbers is that we were trying to optimize for museums were backed by CFS storage is that sequential IO would talk about me in 1 megabyte 2nd range regardless of the NTFS cluster size they use regardless of how sequentially I was some of that was because of not so great things happening in the he the drivers but and the majority of it was due to copyright faults and we're now overdue for 1 50 mediation like that on the depending on how much it is attached and that's that need to use a very small amount of work what about in our stores today and no enterprise-class star-struck the slow ones know sort you 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