Bug #16425

[keepstore] should not scan directories it doesn't write in

Added by Ward Vandewege 21 days ago. Updated 13 days ago.

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Keepstore walks all directories in its mount points, even those it never writes in. This can lead to a situation where keepstore does tons of unnecessary IO (e.g. when .snapshot directories are present, where GPFS makes daily snapshots).

Adding an option to exclude certain directories from what Keep considers would be a good solution.


#1 Updated by Ward Vandewege 21 days ago

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#2 Updated by Ward Vandewege 21 days ago

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#3 Updated by Tom Clegg 13 days ago

When indexing, it looks like we're already skipping dirs that don't conform to keepstore's storage layout: source:services/keepstore/unix_volume.go#L355

var blockDirRe = regexp.MustCompile(`^[0-9a-f]+$`)
var blockFileRe = regexp.MustCompile(`^[0-9a-f]{32}$`)
                if !blockDirRe.MatchString(names[0]) {
                blockdir, err := v.os.Open(blockdirpath)

However, the "empty trash" goroutine does walk the entire tree.

        err := filepath.Walk(v.Root, func(path string, info os.FileInfo, err error) error {
                if err != nil {
                        v.logger.WithError(err).Errorf("EmptyTrash: filepath.Walk(%q) failed", path)
                        return nil
                todo <- dirent{path, info}
                return nil

That walk func should check dirnames and return filepath.SkipDir when appropriate.

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