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Re: [dm-devel] Re: device mapper not reporting no-barrier-support?



On Tue, Feb 26 2008, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 03:20:50PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 14:26:15 +0100 Anders Henke <anders henke 1und1 de> wrote:
> > > I'm currently stuck between Kernel LVM and DRBD, as I'm using Kernel
> > > 2.6.24.2 with DRBD 8.2.5 on top of an LVM2 device (LV).
> > > -LVM2/device mapper doesn't support write barriers
> 
> That's right.
> 
> > > -DRBD uses blkdev_issue_flush() to flush its metadata to disk.
> 
> Which won't work if device-mapper is underneath.
> 
> > >  On a no-barrier-device, DRBD should receive EOPNOTSUPP, but
> > >  it really does receive an EIO. Promptly, DRBD gives the
> > >  error message "drbd0: local disk flush failed with status -5".
> > > I've posted a lengty summary of my findings to
> > > http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-user/2008-February/008665.html
> > > ... that DRBD does catch the EOPNOTSUPP for blkdev_issue_flush and
> > > BIO_RW_BARRIER, but the lvm implementation of blkdev_issue_flush in
> > > 2.6.24.2 aparently does return EIO for blkdev_issue_flush.
> > I'd say it's a DM bug.
> 
> The dm code is unchanged, but look at the limited endio handling in
> ll_rw_blk.c:
> 
> static void bio_end_empty_barrier(struct bio *bio, int err)
> {
>         if (err)
>                 clear_bit(BIO_UPTODATE, &bio->bi_flags);
> 
>         complete(bio->bi_private);
> }
> 
> int blkdev_issue_flush(struct block_device *bdev, sector_t *error_sector)
> {
> ...
>         wait_for_completion(&wait);
>         if (error_sector)
>                 *error_sector = bio->bi_sector;
>         ret = 0;
>         if (!bio_flagged(bio, BIO_UPTODATE))
>                 ret = -EIO;

You are right, the return value got broken there. Does this make it
return -EOPNOTSUPP properly for you?

diff --git a/block/blk-barrier.c b/block/blk-barrier.c
index 6901eed..55c5f1f 100644
--- a/block/blk-barrier.c
+++ b/block/blk-barrier.c
@@ -259,8 +259,11 @@ int blk_do_ordered(struct request_queue *q, struct request **rqp)
 
 static void bio_end_empty_barrier(struct bio *bio, int err)
 {
-	if (err)
+	if (err) {
+		if (err == -EOPNOTSUPP)
+			set_bit(BIO_EOPNOTSUPP, &bio->bi_flags);
 		clear_bit(BIO_UPTODATE, &bio->bi_flags);
+	}
 
 	complete(bio->bi_private);
 }
@@ -309,7 +312,9 @@ int blkdev_issue_flush(struct block_device *bdev, sector_t *error_sector)
 		*error_sector = bio->bi_sector;
 
 	ret = 0;
-	if (!bio_flagged(bio, BIO_UPTODATE))
+	if (bio_flagged(bio, BIO_EOPNOTSUPP))
+		ret = -EOPNOTSUPP;
+	else if (!bio_flagged(bio, BIO_UPTODATE))
 		ret = -EIO;
 
 	bio_put(bio);

-- 
Jens Axboe


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