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[dm-devel] Re: [PATCH 1/3] block: Add blk_queue_copy_limits()



On Fri, Sep 18 2009 at 12:24pm -0400,
Jun'ichi Nomura <j-nomura ce jp nec com> wrote:

> This patch is a preparation for the last patch in this patchset
> which changes blk_set_default_limits() to set 0 to max_sectors.

should read: changes blk_set_default_limits() to set max_sectors to 0.

> dm uses blk_stack_limits() to merge limits of underlying devices
> and copy the end result to the queue.
> But if there's no underlying device (like 'zero' target),
> max_sectors/max_hw_sectors are left unchanged from the default 0
> and just copying it to the queue causes problems.
> 
> Provide blk_queue_copy_limits() to get a safe copy with
> invalid values fixed-up.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Kiyoshi Ueda <k-ueda ct jp nec com>
> Signed-off-by: Jun'ichi Nomura <j-nomura ce jp nec com>
> Cc: David Strand <dpstrand gmail com>
> Cc: Mike Snitzer <snitzer redhat com>
> Cc: Alasdair G Kergon <agk redhat com>
> Cc: Martin K. Petersen <martin petersen oracle com>
> Cc: Jens Axboe <jens axboe oracle com>
> ---
>  block/blk-settings.c   |   28 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  include/linux/blkdev.h |    1 +
>  2 files changed, 29 insertions(+)
> 
> Index: linux-2.6.31.work/block/blk-settings.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.31.work.orig/block/blk-settings.c
> +++ linux-2.6.31.work/block/blk-settings.c
> @@ -122,6 +122,34 @@ void blk_set_default_limits(struct queue
>  EXPORT_SYMBOL(blk_set_default_limits);
> 
>  /**
> + * blk_queue_copy_limits - copy limits to queue
> + * @q:  the request queue whose limits as a copy destination
> + * @lim:  the queue_limits structure as a copy source
> + *
> + * Description:
> + *   Copies a queue_limit struct contents to @q with fix-ups to
> + *   invalid values.
> + */
> +void blk_queue_copy_limits(struct request_queue *q, struct queue_limits
> *lim)
> +{
> +	q->limits = *lim;
> +
> +	/*
> +	 * blk_set_default_limits() sets 0 to max_sectors/max_hw_sectors
> +	 * so that blk_stack_limits() appropriately propagate the values
> +	 * of lower-stack by min_not_zero().
> +	 * However, if the default value 0 is unchanged (e.g. the stacking
> +	 * device is virtual and has no underlying device), it results
> +	 * in unusable device.

Likewise:
blk_set_default_limits() sets max_sectors/max_hw_sectors to 0?

> +	 * Check if max_sectors/max_hw_sectors have non-zero values,
> +	 * and set SAFE_MAX_SECTORS if they do.
> +	 */
> +	if (q->limits.max_sectors == 0 || q->limits.max_hw_sectors == 0)
> +		blk_queue_max_sectors(q, SAFE_MAX_SECTORS);

Shouldn't this check (and the entire comment above it) get added in the
3rd patch once max_sectors/max_hw_sectors sre actually set to 0?  I'm
being really pedantic here but...


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