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Fix stalled txg with repeated noop scans

Currently, the DSL scan code figures out when it should suspend
processing and allow a txg to continue by calling the function
dsl_scan_check_suspend(). Unfortunately, this function only
allows the scan to suspend at a level 0 block. In the event that
the system is scanning a bunch of empty snapshots or a resilver
is running with a high enough scn_cur_min_txg, the scan will
stop processing each dataset at the root level, deciding it
has nothing left to do. This means that the check_suspend
function is never called and the txg remains stuck until a
dataset is found that has data to scan.

This patch fixes the problem by allowing scans to suspend at
the root level of the objset. For backwards compatibility, we
use the bookmark <objsetid, 0, 0, 0> when we suspend here so
that older versions of the code will work as intended.

Reviewed-by: Matt Ahrens <>
Reviewed-by: Brian Behlendorf <>
Signed-off-by: Tom Caputi <>
Closes #9300
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tcaputi authored and behlendorf committed Sep 11, 2019
1 parent 5b51c15 commit 5815f7ac30e108fcbf4c6487328c28d818e9e014
Showing with 12 additions and 3 deletions.
  1. +12 −3 module/zfs/dsl_scan.c
@@ -1272,8 +1272,8 @@ dsl_scan_check_suspend(dsl_scan_t *scn, const zbookmark_phys_t *zb)
if (!ZB_IS_ZERO(&scn->scn_phys.scn_bookmark))
return (B_FALSE); /* we're resuming */

/* We only know how to resume from level-0 blocks. */
if (zb && zb->zb_level != 0)
/* We only know how to resume from level-0 and objset blocks. */
if (zb && (zb->zb_level != 0 && zb->zb_level != ZB_ROOT_LEVEL))
return (B_FALSE);

@@ -1304,7 +1304,16 @@ dsl_scan_check_suspend(dsl_scan_t *scn, const zbookmark_phys_t *zb)
NSEC2SEC(sync_time_ns) >= zfs_txg_timeout)) ||
spa_shutting_down(scn->scn_dp->dp_spa) ||
(zfs_scan_strict_mem_lim && dsl_scan_should_clear(scn))) {
if (zb) {
if (zb && zb->zb_level == ZB_ROOT_LEVEL) {
dprintf("suspending at first available bookmark "
zb->zb_objset, 0, 0, 0);
} else if (zb != NULL) {
dprintf("suspending at bookmark %llx/%llx/%llx/%llx\n",

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