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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 1/2] blkdev: fix merge_bvec_fn return value checks



On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 10:49 PM, Dmitry Monakhov <dmonakhov openvz org> wrote:
> Jens Axboe <jens axboe oracle com> writes:
>
>> On Sat, Feb 27 2010, Dmitry Monakhov wrote:
>>> merge_bvec_fn() returns bvec->bv_len on success. So we have to check
>>> against this value. But in case of fs_optimization merge we compare
>>> with wrong value. This patch must be included in
>>>  b428cd6da7e6559aca69aa2e3a526037d3f20403
>>> But accidentally i've forgot to add this in the initial patch.
>>> To make things straight let's replace all such checks.
>>> In fact this makes code easy to understand.
>>
>> Agree, applied.
> Ohh.. as you already know this patch break dm-layer. Sorry.
> This is because dm->merge may return more than requested. So correct
> check must test against less what requested. Correct patch attached.

Yes, it is quite common for dm_merge_bvec() to return greater than the
requested length.

But dm_merge_bvec() returning a maximum length, rather than requested,
isn't special.  All the other blk_queue_merge_bvec() callers' merge
functions appear to return "maximum amount of bytes we can accept at
this offset" too.

__bio_add_page() only needs to care about whether the
'q->merge_bvec_fn' return is _less than_ the requested length.

> From 145fb49bf2251f445ca29c5218333367448932d6 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Dmitry Monakhov <dmonakhov openvz org>
> Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 06:28:06 +0300
> Subject: [PATCH] blkdev: fix merge_bvec_fn return value checks v2
>
> merge_bvec_fn() returns bvec->bv_len on success. So we have to check
> against this value. But in case of fs_optimization merge we compare
> with wrong value. This patch must be included in
>  b428cd6da7e6559aca69aa2e3a526037d3f20403
> But accidentally i've forgot to add this in the initial patch.
> To make things straight let's replace all such checks.
> In fact this makes code easy to understand.
>
> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Monakhov <dmonakhov openvz org>
> ---
>  fs/bio.c |    4 ++--
>  1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/bio.c b/fs/bio.c
> index 88094af..975657a 100644
> --- a/fs/bio.c
> +++ b/fs/bio.c
> @@ -557,7 +557,7 @@ static int __bio_add_page(struct request_queue *q, struct bio *bio, struct page
>                                        .bi_rw = bio->bi_rw,
>                                };
>
> -                               if (q->merge_bvec_fn(q, &bvm, prev) < len) {
> +                               if (q->merge_bvec_fn(q, &bvm, prev) < prev->bv_len) {
>                                        prev->bv_len -= len;
>                                        return 0;
>                                }
> @@ -611,7 +611,7 @@ static int __bio_add_page(struct request_queue *q, struct bio *bio, struct page
>                 * merge_bvec_fn() returns number of bytes it can accept
>                 * at this offset
>                 */
> -               if (q->merge_bvec_fn(q, &bvm, bvec) < len) {
> +               if (q->merge_bvec_fn(q, &bvm, bvec) < bvec->bv_len) {
>                        bvec->bv_page = NULL;
>                        bvec->bv_len = 0;
>                        bvec->bv_offset = 0;

NOTE this 2nd hunk doesn't change anything at all because: bvec->bv_len = len;

Mike


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