[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 0/8] dm: request-based dm-multipath



On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 04:18:59PM +0900, Kiyoshi Ueda wrote:
> Hi Alasdair,
> 
> On 01/29/2009 12:40 AM +0900, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 11:08:25AM -0400, Kiyoshi Ueda wrote:
> >> This patch-set is the updated version of request-based dm-multipath.
> >> The changes from the previous version (*) are to follow up the change
> >> of the interface to export lld's busy state (PATCH 5).
> > 
> > I've fixed them up to compile again, but haven't thoroughly checked for
> > side-effects.
> 
> I found some problems below in my patches and now considering
> how to fix them:
>   o Unnecessary EIO is returned to application if it submits
>     a bio during table swapping.
Yes, I've noticed that. Problem is this:

--- linux-2.6.27.orig/drivers/md/dm.c
+++ linux-2.6.27/drivers/md/dm.c
@@ -1304,7 +1304,11 @@ static int dm_make_request(struct reques
                return 0;
        }
 
-       if (unlikely(!md->map)) {
+       /*
+        * Submitting to a stopped queue with no map is okay;
+        * might happen during reconfiguration.
+        */
+       if (unlikely(!md->map) && !blk_queue_stopped(q)) {
                bio_endio(bio, -EIO);
                return 0;
        }

The make_request callback should never return EIO if there's any
chance at all to get this request done.

>   o kernel panic occurs by frequent table swapping during heavy I/Os.
>  
That's probably fixed by this patch:

--- linux-2.6.27/drivers/md/dm.c.orig   2009-01-23 15:59:22.741461315 +0100
+++ linux-2.6.27/drivers/md/dm.c        2009-01-26 09:03:02.787605723 +0100
@@ -714,13 +714,14 @@ static void free_bio_clone(struct reques
        struct dm_rq_target_io *tio = clone->end_io_data;
        struct mapped_device *md = tio->md;
        struct bio *bio;
-       struct dm_clone_bio_info *info;
 
        while ((bio = clone->bio) != NULL) {
                clone->bio = bio->bi_next;
 
-               info = bio->bi_private;
-               free_bio_info(md, info);
+               if (bio->bi_private) {
+                       struct dm_clone_bio_info *info = bio->bi_private;
+                       free_bio_info(md, info);
+               }
 
                bio->bi_private = md->bs;
                bio_put(bio);

The info field is not necessarily filled here, so we have to check for it
explicitly.

With these two patches request-based multipathing have survived all stress-tests
so far. Except on mainframe (zfcp), but that's more a driver-related thing.

Good work!

Cheers,

Hannes
-- 
Dr. Hannes Reinecke		      zSeries & Storage
hare suse de			      +49 911 74053 688
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg
GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg)


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]