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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 23/41] dm: implement REQ_FLUSH/FUA support for bio-based dm

On Fri, Sep 03 2010 at  6:29am -0400,
Tejun Heo <tj kernel org> wrote:

> This patch converts bio-based dm to support REQ_FLUSH/FUA instead of
> now deprecated REQ_HARDBARRIER.
> * -EOPNOTSUPP handling logic dropped.
> * Preflush is handled as before but postflush is dropped and replaced
>   with passing down REQ_FUA to member request_queues.  This replaces
>   one array wide cache flush w/ member specific FUA writes.
> * __split_and_process_bio() now calls __clone_and_map_flush() directly
>   for flushes and guarantees all FLUSH bio's going to targets are zero
> `  length.
> * It's now guaranteed that all FLUSH bio's which are passed onto dm
>   targets are zero length.  bio_empty_barrier() tests are replaced
>   with REQ_FLUSH tests.
> * Empty WRITE_BARRIERs are replaced with WRITE_FLUSHes.
> * Dropped unlikely() around REQ_FLUSH tests.  Flushes are not unlikely
>   enough to be marked with unlikely().
> * Block layer now filters out REQ_FLUSH/FUA bio's if the request_queue
>   doesn't support cache flushing.  Advertise REQ_FLUSH | REQ_FUA
>   capability.
> * Request based dm isn't converted yet.  dm_init_request_based_queue()
>   resets flush support to 0 for now.  To avoid disturbing request
>   based dm code, dm->flush_error is added for bio based dm while
>   requested based dm continues to use dm->barrier_error.
> Lightly tested linear, stripe, raid1, snap and crypt targets.  Please
> proceed with caution as I'm not familiar with the code base.

Reviewed-by: Mike Snitzer <snitzer redhat com>

Mikulas and/or Alasdair won't be able to review this until next week.

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