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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 2/2] block: Avoid deadlocks with bio allocation by stacking drivers



On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 01:40:10PM -0700, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello, Kent.
> 
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 01:24:35PM -0700, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> > And at that point, why duplicate that line of code? It doesn't matter that
> > much, but IMO a goto retry better labels what's actually going on (it's
> > something that's not uncommon in the kernel and if I see a retry label
> > in a function I pretty immediately have an idea of what's going on).
> > 
> > So we could do
> > 
> > retry:
> > p = mempool_alloc(bs->bio_pool, gfp_mask);
> > if (!p && gfp_mask != saved_gfp) {
> > 	punt_bios_to_rescuer(bs);
> > 	gfp_mask = saved_gfp;
> > 	goto retry;
> > }
> 
> Yes, we do retry loops if that makes the code simpler.  Doing that to
> save one extra alloc call, I don't think so.

"Simpler" isn't really an objective thing though. To me the goto version
is more obvious/idiomatic.

Eh. I'll do it your way, but consider this a formal objection :p


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