Commit a555f810 authored by Chris Mason's avatar Chris Mason
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Btrfs: Add mount -o compress-force

The default btrfs mount -o compress mode will quickly back off
compressing a file if it notices that compression does not reduce the
size of the data being written.  This can save considerable CPU because
all future writes to the file go through uncompressed.

But some files are both very large and have mixed data stored in
them.  In that case, we want to add the ability to always try
compressing data before writing it.

This commit adds mount -o compress-force.  A later commit will add
a new inode flag that does the same thing.

Signed-off-by: default avatarChris Mason <>
parent 11dfe35a
......@@ -1161,6 +1161,7 @@ struct btrfs_root {
#define BTRFS_MOUNT_SSD_SPREAD (1 << 8)
#define BTRFS_MOUNT_NOSSD (1 << 9)
#define BTRFS_MOUNT_DISCARD (1 << 10)
#define btrfs_clear_opt(o, opt) ((o) &= ~BTRFS_MOUNT_##opt)
#define btrfs_set_opt(o, opt) ((o) |= BTRFS_MOUNT_##opt)
......@@ -483,7 +483,8 @@ again:
nr_pages_ret = 0;
/* flag the file so we don't compress in the future */
if (!btrfs_test_opt(root, FORCE_COMPRESS))
if (will_compress) {
*num_added += 1;
......@@ -66,7 +66,8 @@ enum {
Opt_degraded, Opt_subvol, Opt_device, Opt_nodatasum, Opt_nodatacow,
Opt_max_extent, Opt_max_inline, Opt_alloc_start, Opt_nobarrier,
Opt_ssd, Opt_nossd, Opt_ssd_spread, Opt_thread_pool, Opt_noacl,
Opt_compress, Opt_notreelog, Opt_ratio, Opt_flushoncommit,
Opt_compress, Opt_compress_force, Opt_notreelog, Opt_ratio,
Opt_discard, Opt_err,
......@@ -82,6 +83,7 @@ static match_table_t tokens = {
{Opt_alloc_start, "alloc_start=%s"},
{Opt_thread_pool, "thread_pool=%d"},
{Opt_compress, "compress"},
{Opt_compress_force, "compress-force"},
{Opt_ssd, "ssd"},
{Opt_ssd_spread, "ssd_spread"},
{Opt_nossd, "nossd"},
......@@ -173,6 +175,11 @@ int btrfs_parse_options(struct btrfs_root *root, char *options)
printk(KERN_INFO "btrfs: use compression\n");
btrfs_set_opt(info->mount_opt, COMPRESS);
case Opt_compress_force:
printk(KERN_INFO "btrfs: forcing compression\n");
btrfs_set_opt(info->mount_opt, FORCE_COMPRESS);
btrfs_set_opt(info->mount_opt, COMPRESS);
case Opt_ssd:
printk(KERN_INFO "btrfs: use ssd allocation scheme\n");
btrfs_set_opt(info->mount_opt, SSD);
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