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[dm-devel] [PATCH 1/2] md: add new interface 'mk_rq' in target_type

We are now trying to modify flashcache(https://github.com/facebook/flashcache)
to make it request based so that
we can let cfq io-controller control the bandwidth between different
io cgroups.

A search in the dm directory tells me that only multipath is a request
based dm target and its functionality
is very simple and map_rq() is used to map the request to different underlying devices.
We can't work in this way because:

1. the request which processed by map_rq() need to be issued to
	different lower devices (disk device and cache device, in flashcache), therefore the request
	can't be totally remapped by simply changing its queue and returning DM_MAPIO_REMAPPED in map_rq() like multipath_map()
2. to submit bios drectly in map_rq() (by return DM_MAPIO_SUBMITTED) will cause BUG_ON(!irqs_disabled())
	in dm_request_fn() because the submit_bio()->generic_make_request()->blk_queue_bio() will definitly call spin_unlock_irq to enable the irqs

As above,the interface map_rq() provided by devcie-mapper framework
is not enough for an autonomous target, like flashcache.

We propose to add a new
mk_rq interface so that we can make the requests
by ourselves.

Signed-off-by: Robin Dong <sanbai taobao com>
 drivers/md/dm.c               |   10 ++++++++++
 include/linux/device-mapper.h |    3 +++
 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/md/dm.c b/drivers/md/dm.c
index 4e09b6f..3ae67de 100644
--- a/drivers/md/dm.c
+++ b/drivers/md/dm.c
@@ -1459,11 +1459,21 @@ static int dm_request_based(struct mapped_device *md)
 static void dm_request(struct request_queue *q, struct bio *bio)
 	struct mapped_device *md = q->queuedata;
+	struct dm_table *map = dm_get_live_table(md);
+	struct dm_target *ti = dm_table_find_target(map, bio->bi_sector);
+	if (ti->type->mk_rq) {
+		ti->type->mk_rq(ti, q, bio);
+		goto out;
+	}
 	if (dm_request_based(md))
 		blk_queue_bio(q, bio);
 		_dm_request(q, bio);
+	dm_table_put(map);
 void dm_dispatch_request(struct request *rq)
diff --git a/include/linux/device-mapper.h b/include/linux/device-mapper.h
index 38d27a1..2386389 100644
--- a/include/linux/device-mapper.h
+++ b/include/linux/device-mapper.h
@@ -50,6 +50,8 @@ typedef int (*dm_map_fn) (struct dm_target *ti, struct bio *bio,
 			  union map_info *map_context);
 typedef int (*dm_map_request_fn) (struct dm_target *ti, struct request *clone,
 				  union map_info *map_context);
+typedef int (*dm_make_request_fn) (struct dm_target *ti,
+				struct request_queue *q, struct bio *bio);
  * Returns:
@@ -136,6 +138,7 @@ struct target_type {
 	dm_dtr_fn dtr;
 	dm_map_fn map;
 	dm_map_request_fn map_rq;
+	dm_make_request_fn mk_rq;
 	dm_endio_fn end_io;
 	dm_request_endio_fn rq_end_io;
 	dm_presuspend_fn presuspend;

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