author Narcis Beleuzu <>
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:42:07 +0200
changeset 554926 9b78e4ae32ae9fe7a22b4bb15efb51251d70c5e6
parent 551577 8fccde5a95ff5659e1ab523a7b8bfd919de0fb89
permissions -rw-r--r--
Backed out changeset 2592edffe5f4 (bug 1661256) for cppunit failure . CLOSED TREE

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#ifndef MediaCache_h_
#define MediaCache_h_

#include "DecoderDoctorLogger.h"
#include "Intervals.h"
#include "mozilla/Result.h"
#include "mozilla/UniquePtr.h"
#include "mozilla/dom/MediaDebugInfoBinding.h"
#include "nsCOMPtr.h"
#include "nsHashKeys.h"
#include "nsTArray.h"
#include "nsTHashtable.h"

#include "MediaChannelStatistics.h"

class nsIEventTarget;
class nsIPrincipal;

namespace mozilla {
// defined in MediaResource.h
class ChannelMediaResource;
typedef media::IntervalSet<int64_t> MediaByteRangeSet;
class MediaResource;
class MonitorAutoLock;

 * Media applications want fast, "on demand" random access to media data,
 * for pausing, seeking, etc. But we are primarily interested
 * in transporting media data using HTTP over the Internet, which has
 * high latency to open a connection, requires a new connection for every
 * seek, may not even support seeking on some connections (especially
 * live streams), and uses a push model --- data comes from the server
 * and you don't have much control over the rate. Also, transferring data
 * over the Internet can be slow and/or unpredictable, so we want to read
 * ahead to buffer and cache as much data as possible.
 * The job of the media cache is to resolve this impedance mismatch.
 * The media cache reads data from Necko channels into file-backed storage,
 * and offers a random-access file-like API to the stream data
 * (MediaCacheStream). Along the way it solves several problems:
 * -- The cache intelligently reads ahead to prefetch data that may be
 * needed in the future
 * -- The size of the cache is bounded so that we don't fill up
 * storage with read-ahead data
 * -- Cache replacement is managed globally so that the most valuable
 * data (across all streams) is retained
 * -- The cache can suspend Necko channels temporarily when their data is
 * not wanted (yet)
 * -- The cache translates file-like seek requests to HTTP seeks,
 * including optimizations like not triggering a new seek if it would
 * be faster to just keep reading until we reach the seek point. The
 * "seek to EOF" idiom to determine file size is also handled efficiently
 * (seeking to EOF and then seeking back to the previous offset does not
 * trigger any Necko activity)
 * -- The cache also handles the case where the server does not support
 * seeking
 * -- Necko can only send data to the main thread, but MediaCacheStream
 * can distribute data to any thread
 * -- The cache exposes APIs so clients can detect what data is
 * currently held
 * Note that although HTTP is the most important transport and we only
 * support transport-level seeking via HTTP byte-ranges, the media cache
 * works with any kind of Necko channels and provides random access to
 * cached data even for, e.g., FTP streams.
 * The media cache is not persistent. It does not currently allow
 * data from one load to be used by other loads, either within the same
 * browser session or across browser sessions. The media cache file
 * is marked "delete on close" so it will automatically disappear in the
 * event of a browser crash or shutdown.
 * The media cache is block-based. Streams are divided into blocks of a
 * fixed size (currently 4K) and we cache blocks. A single cache contains
 * blocks for all streams.
 * The cache size is controlled by the media.cache_size preference
 * (which is in KB). The default size is 500MB.
 * The replacement policy predicts a "time of next use" for each block
 * in the cache. When we need to free a block, the block with the latest
 * "time of next use" will be evicted. Blocks are divided into
 * different classes, each class having its own predictor:
 * FREE_BLOCK: these blocks are effectively infinitely far in the future;
 * a free block will always be chosen for replacement before other classes
 * of blocks.
 * METADATA_BLOCK: these are blocks that contain data that has been read
 * by the decoder in "metadata mode", e.g. while the decoder is searching
 * the stream during a seek operation. These blocks are managed with an
 * LRU policy; the "time of next use" is predicted to be as far in the
 * future as the last use was in the past.
 * PLAYED_BLOCK: these are blocks that have not been read in "metadata
 * mode", and contain data behind the current decoder read point. (They
 * may not actually have been read by the decoder, if the decoder seeked
 * forward.) These blocks are managed with an LRU policy except that we add
 * REPLAY_DELAY seconds of penalty to their predicted "time of next use",
 * to reflect the uncertainty about whether replay will actually happen
 * or not.
 * READAHEAD_BLOCK: these are blocks that have not been read in
 * "metadata mode" and that are entirely ahead of the current decoder
 * read point. (They may actually have been read by the decoder in the
 * past if the decoder has since seeked backward.) We predict the
 * time of next use for these blocks by assuming steady playback and
 * dividing the number of bytes between the block and the current decoder
 * read point by the decoder's estimate of its playback rate in bytes
 * per second. This ensures that the blocks farthest ahead are considered
 * least valuable.
 * For efficient prediction of the "latest time of next use", we maintain
 * linked lists of blocks in each class, ordering blocks by time of
 * next use. READAHEAD_BLOCKS have one linked list per stream, since their
 * time of next use depends on stream parameters, but the other lists
 * are global.
 * A block containing a current decoder read point can contain data
 * both behind and ahead of the read point. It will be classified as a
 * PLAYED_BLOCK but we will give it special treatment so it is never
 * evicted --- it actually contains the highest-priority readahead data
 * as well as played data.
 * "Time of next use" estimates are also used for flow control. When
 * reading ahead we can predict the time of next use for the data that
 * will be read. If the predicted time of next use is later then the
 * prediction for all currently cached blocks, and the cache is full, then
 * we should suspend reading from the Necko channel.
 * Unfortunately suspending the Necko channel can't immediately stop the
 * flow of data from the server. First our desire to suspend has to be
 * transmitted to the server (in practice, Necko stops reading from the
 * socket, which causes the kernel to shrink its advertised TCP receive
 * window size to zero). Then the server can stop sending the data, but
 * we will receive data roughly corresponding to the product of the link
 * bandwidth multiplied by the round-trip latency. We deal with this by
 * letting the cache overflow temporarily and then trimming it back by
 * moving overflowing blocks back into the body of the cache, replacing
 * less valuable blocks as they become available. We try to avoid simply
 * discarding overflowing readahead data.
 * All changes to the actual contents of the cache happen on the main
 * thread, since that's where Necko's notifications happen.
 * The media cache maintains at most one Necko channel for each stream.
 * (In the future it might be advantageous to relax this, e.g. so that a
 * seek to near the end of the file can happen without disturbing
 * the loading of data from the beginning of the file.) The Necko channel
 * is managed through ChannelMediaResource; MediaCache does not
 * depend on Necko directly.
 * Every time something changes that might affect whether we want to
 * read from a Necko channel, or whether we want to seek on the Necko
 * channel --- such as data arriving or data being consumed by the
 * decoder --- we asynchronously trigger MediaCache::Update on the main
 * thread. That method implements most cache policy. It evaluates for
 * each stream whether we want to suspend or resume the stream and what
 * offset we should seek to, if any. It is also responsible for trimming
 * back the cache size to its desired limit by moving overflowing blocks
 * into the main part of the cache.
 * Streams can be opened in non-seekable mode. In non-seekable mode,
 * the cache will only call ChannelMediaResource::CacheClientSeek with
 * a 0 offset. The cache tries hard not to discard readahead data
 * for non-seekable streams, since that could trigger a potentially
 * disastrous re-read of the entire stream. It's up to cache clients
 * to try to avoid requesting seeks on such streams.
 * MediaCache has a single internal monitor for all synchronization.
 * This is treated as the lowest level monitor in the media code. So,
 * we must not acquire any MediaDecoder locks or MediaResource locks
 * while holding the MediaCache lock. But it's OK to hold those locks
 * and then get the MediaCache lock.
 * MediaCache associates a principal with each stream. CacheClientSeek
 * can trigger new HTTP requests; due to redirects to other domains,
 * each HTTP load can return data with a different principal. This
 * principal must be passed to NotifyDataReceived, and MediaCache
 * will detect when different principals are associated with data in the
 * same stream, and replace them with a null principal.
class MediaCache;


 * If the cache fails to initialize then Init will fail, so nonstatic
 * methods of this class can assume gMediaCache is non-null.
 * This class can be directly embedded as a value.
class MediaCacheStream : public DecoderDoctorLifeLogger<MediaCacheStream> {
  using AutoLock = MonitorAutoLock;

  // This needs to be a power of two
  static const int64_t BLOCK_SIZE = 32768;


  // aClient provides the underlying transport that cache will use to read
  // data for this stream.
  MediaCacheStream(ChannelMediaResource* aClient, bool aIsPrivateBrowsing);

  // Set up this stream with the cache. Can fail on OOM.
  // aContentLength is the content length if known, otherwise -1.
  // Exactly one of InitAsClone or Init must be called before any other method
  // on this class. Does nothing if already initialized.
  nsresult Init(int64_t aContentLength);

  // Set up this stream with the cache, assuming it's for the same data
  // as the aOriginal stream.
  // Exactly one of InitAsClone or Init must be called before any other method
  // on this class.
  void InitAsClone(MediaCacheStream* aOriginal);

  nsISerialEventTarget* OwnerThread() const;

  // These are called on the main thread.
  // This must be called (and resolve) before the ChannelMediaResource
  // used to create this MediaCacheStream is deleted.
  RefPtr<GenericPromise> Close();
  // This returns true when the stream has been closed.
  bool IsClosed(AutoLock&) const { return mClosed; }
  // Returns true when this stream is can be shared by a new resource load.
  // Called on the main thread only.
  bool IsAvailableForSharing() const { return !mIsPrivateBrowsing; }

  // These callbacks are called on the main thread by the client
  // when data has been received via the channel.

  // Notifies the cache that a load has begun. We pass the offset
  // because in some cases the offset might not be what the cache
  // requested. In particular we might unexpectedly start providing
  // data at offset 0. This need not be called if the offset is the
  // offset that the cache requested in
  // ChannelMediaResource::CacheClientSeek. This can be called at any
  // time by the client, not just after a CacheClientSeek.
  // aSeekable tells us whether the stream is seekable or not. Non-seekable
  // streams will always pass 0 for aOffset to CacheClientSeek. This should only
  // be called while the stream is at channel offset 0. Seekability can
  // change during the lifetime of the MediaCacheStream --- every time
  // we do an HTTP load the seekability may be different (and sometimes
  // is, in practice, due to the effects of caching proxies).
  // aLength tells the cache what the server said the data length is going to
  // be. The actual data length may be greater (we receive more data than
  // specified) or smaller (the stream ends before we reach the given
  // length), because servers can lie. The server's reported data length
  // *and* the actual data length can even vary over time because a
  // misbehaving server may feed us a different stream after each seek
  // operation. So this is really just a hint. The cache may however
  // stop reading (suspend the channel) when it thinks we've read all the
  // data available based on an incorrect reported length. Seeks relative
  // EOF also depend on the reported length if we haven't managed to
  // read the whole stream yet.
  void NotifyDataStarted(uint32_t aLoadID, int64_t aOffset, bool aSeekable,
                         int64_t aLength);
  // Notifies the cache that data has been received. The stream already
  // knows the offset because data is received in sequence and
  // the starting offset is known via NotifyDataStarted or because
  // the cache requested the offset in
  // ChannelMediaResource::CacheClientSeek, or because it defaulted to 0.
  void NotifyDataReceived(uint32_t aLoadID, uint32_t aCount,
                          const uint8_t* aData);

  // Set the load ID so the following NotifyDataEnded() call can work properly.
  // Used in some rare cases where NotifyDataEnded() is called without the
  // preceding NotifyDataStarted().
  void NotifyLoadID(uint32_t aLoadID);

  // Notifies the cache that the channel has closed with the given status.
  void NotifyDataEnded(uint32_t aLoadID, nsresult aStatus);

  // Notifies the stream that the suspend status of the client has changed.
  // Main thread only.
  void NotifyClientSuspended(bool aSuspended);

  // Notifies the stream to resume download at the current offset.
  void NotifyResume();

  // These methods can be called on any thread.
  // Cached blocks associated with this stream will not be evicted
  // while the stream is pinned.
  void Pin();
  void Unpin();
  // See comments above for NotifyDataStarted about how the length
  // can vary over time. Returns -1 if no length is known. Returns the
  // reported length if we haven't got any better information. If
  // the stream ended normally we return the length we actually got.
  // If we've successfully read data beyond the originally reported length,
  // we return the end of the data we've read.
  int64_t GetLength() const;
  // Return the length and offset where next channel data will write to. Main
  // thread only.
  // This method should be removed as part of bug 1464045.
  struct LengthAndOffset {
    int64_t mLength;
    int64_t mOffset;
  LengthAndOffset GetLengthAndOffset() const;
  // Returns the unique resource ID. Call only on the main thread or while
  // holding the media cache lock.
  int64_t GetResourceID() { return mResourceID; }
  // Returns the end of the bytes starting at the given offset
  // which are in cache.
  int64_t GetCachedDataEnd(int64_t aOffset);
  // Returns the offset of the first byte of cached data at or after aOffset,
  // or -1 if there is no such cached data.
  int64_t GetNextCachedData(int64_t aOffset);
  // Fills aRanges with the ByteRanges representing the data which is currently
  // cached. Locks the media cache while running, to prevent any ranges
  // growing. The stream should be pinned while this runs and while its results
  // are used, to ensure no data is evicted.
  nsresult GetCachedRanges(MediaByteRangeSet& aRanges);

  double GetDownloadRate(bool* aIsReliable);

  // Reads from buffered data only. Will fail if not all data to be read is
  // in the cache. Will not mark blocks as read. Can be called from the main
  // thread. It's the caller's responsibility to wrap the call in a pin/unpin,
  // and also to check that the range they want is cached before calling this.
  nsresult ReadFromCache(char* aBuffer, int64_t aOffset, uint32_t aCount);

  // IsDataCachedToEndOfStream returns true if all the data from
  // aOffset to the end of the stream (the server-reported end, if the
  // real end is not known) is in cache. If we know nothing about the
  // end of the stream, this returns false.
  bool IsDataCachedToEndOfStream(int64_t aOffset);
  // The mode is initially MODE_METADATA.
  void SetReadMode(ReadMode aMode);
  // This is the client's estimate of the playback rate assuming
  // the media plays continuously. The cache can't guess this itself
  // because it doesn't know when the decoder was paused, buffering, etc.
  // Do not pass zero.
  void SetPlaybackRate(uint32_t aBytesPerSecond);

  // Returns true when all streams for this resource are suspended or their
  // channel has ended.
  bool AreAllStreamsForResourceSuspended(AutoLock&);

  // These methods must be called on a different thread from the main
  // thread. They should always be called on the same thread for a given
  // stream.
  // *aBytes gets the number of bytes that were actually read. This can
  // be less than aCount. If the first byte of data is not in the cache,
  // this will block until the data is available or the stream is
  // closed, otherwise it won't block.
  nsresult Read(AutoLock&, char* aBuffer, uint32_t aCount, uint32_t* aBytes);
  // Seeks to aOffset in the stream then performs a Read operation. See
  // 'Read' for argument and return details.
  nsresult ReadAt(int64_t aOffset, char* aBuffer, uint32_t aCount,
                  uint32_t* aBytes);

  void ThrottleReadahead(bool bThrottle);

  size_t SizeOfExcludingThis(MallocSizeOf aMallocSizeOf) const;

  void GetDebugInfo(dom::MediaCacheStreamDebugInfo& aInfo);

  friend class MediaCache;

   * A doubly-linked list of blocks. Add/Remove/Get methods are all
   * constant time. We declare this here so that a stream can contain a
   * BlockList of its read-ahead blocks. Blocks are referred to by index
   * into the MediaCache::mIndex array.
   * Blocks can belong to more than one list at the same time, because
   * the next/prev pointers are not stored in the block.
  class BlockList {
    BlockList() : mFirstBlock(-1), mCount(0) {}
    ~BlockList() {
      NS_ASSERTION(mFirstBlock == -1 && mCount == 0,
                   "Destroying non-empty block list");
    void AddFirstBlock(int32_t aBlock);
    void AddAfter(int32_t aBlock, int32_t aBefore);
    void RemoveBlock(int32_t aBlock);
    // Returns the first block in the list, or -1 if empty
    int32_t GetFirstBlock() const { return mFirstBlock; }
    // Returns the last block in the list, or -1 if empty
    int32_t GetLastBlock() const;
    // Returns the next block in the list after aBlock or -1 if
    // aBlock is the last block
    int32_t GetNextBlock(int32_t aBlock) const;
    // Returns the previous block in the list before aBlock or -1 if
    // aBlock is the first block
    int32_t GetPrevBlock(int32_t aBlock) const;
    bool IsEmpty() const { return mFirstBlock < 0; }
    int32_t GetCount() const { return mCount; }
    // The contents of aBlockIndex1 and aBlockIndex2 have been swapped
    void NotifyBlockSwapped(int32_t aBlockIndex1, int32_t aBlockIndex2);
#ifdef DEBUG
    // Verify linked-list invariants
    void Verify();
    void Verify() {}

    size_t SizeOfExcludingThis(mozilla::MallocSizeOf aMallocSizeOf) const;

    struct Entry : public nsUint32HashKey {
      explicit Entry(KeyTypePointer aKey)
          : nsUint32HashKey(aKey), mNextBlock(0), mPrevBlock(0) {}
      Entry(const Entry& toCopy)
          : nsUint32HashKey(&toCopy.GetKey()),
            mPrevBlock(toCopy.mPrevBlock) {}

      int32_t mNextBlock;
      int32_t mPrevBlock;
    nsTHashtable<Entry> mEntries;

    // The index of the first block in the list, or -1 if the list is empty.
    int32_t mFirstBlock;
    // The number of blocks in the list.
    int32_t mCount;

  // Read data from the partial block and return the number of bytes read
  // successfully. 0 if aOffset is not an offset in the partial block or there
  // is nothing to read.
  uint32_t ReadPartialBlock(AutoLock&, int64_t aOffset, Span<char> aBuffer);

  // Read data from the cache block specified by aOffset. Return the number of
  // bytes read successfully or an error code if any failure.
  Result<uint32_t, nsresult> ReadBlockFromCache(AutoLock&, int64_t aOffset,
                                                Span<char> aBuffer,
                                                bool aNoteBlockUsage = false);

  // Non-main thread only.
  nsresult Seek(AutoLock&, int64_t aOffset);

  // Returns the end of the bytes starting at the given offset
  // which are in cache.
  // This method assumes that the cache monitor is held and can be called on
  // any thread.
  int64_t GetCachedDataEndInternal(AutoLock&, int64_t aOffset);
  // Returns the offset of the first byte of cached data at or after aOffset,
  // or -1 if there is no such cached data.
  // This method assumes that the cache monitor is held and can be called on
  // any thread.
  int64_t GetNextCachedDataInternal(AutoLock&, int64_t aOffset);
  // Used by |NotifyDataEnded| to write |mPartialBlock| to disk.
  // If |aNotifyAll| is true, this function will wake up readers who may be
  // waiting on the media cache monitor. Called on the main thread only.
  void FlushPartialBlockInternal(AutoLock&, bool aNotifyAll);

  void NotifyDataStartedInternal(uint32_t aLoadID, int64_t aOffset,
                                 bool aSeekable, int64_t aLength);

  void NotifyDataEndedInternal(uint32_t aLoadID, nsresult aStatus);

  void UpdateDownloadStatistics(AutoLock&);

  void CloseInternal(AutoLock&);
  void InitAsCloneInternal(MediaCacheStream* aOriginal);

  // Instance of MediaCache to use with this MediaCacheStream.
  RefPtr<MediaCache> mMediaCache;

  ChannelMediaResource* const mClient;

  // The following fields must be written holding the cache's monitor and
  // only on the main thread, thus can be read either on the main thread
  // or while holding the cache's monitor.

  // Set to true when the stream has been closed either explicitly or
  // due to an internal cache error
  bool mClosed = false;
  // This is a unique ID representing the resource we're loading.
  // All streams with the same mResourceID are loading the same
  // underlying resource and should share data.
  // Initialized to 0 as invalid. Will be allocated a valid ID (always positive)
  // from the cache.
  int64_t mResourceID = 0;
  // The last reported seekability state for the underlying channel
  bool mIsTransportSeekable;
  // True if the cache has suspended our channel because the cache is
  // full and the priority of the data that would be received is lower
  // than the priority of the data already in the cache
  bool mCacheSuspended;
  // True if the channel ended and we haven't seeked it again.
  bool mChannelEnded;

  // The following fields are protected by the cache's monitor and can be
  // written by any thread.

  // The reported or discovered length of the data, or -1 if nothing is known
  int64_t mStreamLength = -1;
  // The offset where the next data from the channel will arrive
  int64_t mChannelOffset = 0;
  // The offset where the reader is positioned in the stream
  int64_t mStreamOffset;
  // For each block in the stream data, maps to the cache entry for the
  // block, or -1 if the block is not cached.
  nsTArray<int32_t> mBlocks;
  // The list of read-ahead blocks, ordered by stream offset; the first
  // block is the earliest in the stream (so the last block will be the
  // least valuable).
  BlockList mReadaheadBlocks;
  // The list of metadata blocks; the first block is the most recently used
  BlockList mMetadataBlocks;
  // The list of played-back blocks; the first block is the most recently used
  BlockList mPlayedBlocks;
  // The last reported estimate of the decoder's playback rate
  uint32_t mPlaybackBytesPerSecond;
  // The number of times this stream has been Pinned without a
  // corresponding Unpin
  uint32_t mPinCount;
  // True if CacheClientNotifyDataEnded has been called for this stream.
  bool mDidNotifyDataEnded = false;
  // The status used when we did CacheClientNotifyDataEnded. Only valid
  // when mDidNotifyDataEnded is true.
  nsresult mNotifyDataEndedStatus;
  // The last reported read mode
  ReadMode mCurrentMode = MODE_METADATA;
  // True if some data in mPartialBlockBuffer has been read as metadata
  bool mMetadataInPartialBlockBuffer;
  // The load ID of the current channel. Used to check whether the data is
  // coming from an old channel and should be discarded.
  uint32_t mLoadID = 0;
  // The seek target initiated by MediaCache. -1 if no seek is going on.
  int64_t mSeekTarget = -1;

  bool mThrottleReadahead = false;

  // Data received for the block containing mChannelOffset. Data needs
  // to wait here so we can write back a complete block. The first
  // mChannelOffset%BLOCK_SIZE bytes have been filled in with good data,
  // the rest are garbage.
  // Heap allocate this buffer since the exact power-of-2 will cause allocation
  // slop when combined with the rest of the object members.
  // This partial buffer should always be read/write within the cache's monitor.
  const UniquePtr<uint8_t[]> mPartialBlockBuffer =

  // True if associated with a private browsing window.
  const bool mIsPrivateBrowsing;

  // True if the client is suspended. Accessed on the owner thread only.
  bool mClientSuspended = false;

  MediaChannelStatistics mDownloadStatistics;

}  // namespace mozilla