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



Kent,

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:56 PM, Kent Overstreet <koverstreet google com> wrote:
..
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..

>
> +static void bio_alloc_rescue(struct work_struct *work)
> +{
> +       struct bio_set *bs = container_of(work, struct bio_set, rescue_work);
> +       struct bio *bio;
> +
> +       while (1) {
> +               spin_lock(&bs->rescue_lock);
> +               bio = bio_list_pop(&bs->rescue_list);
> +               spin_unlock(&bs->rescue_lock);
> +
> +               if (!bio)
> +                       break;
> +
> +               generic_make_request(bio);
> +       }
> +}
> +
> +static void punt_bios_to_rescuer(struct bio_set *bs)
> +{
> +       struct bio_list punt, nopunt;
> +       struct bio *bio;
> +
> +       /*
> +        * In order to guarantee forward progress we must punt only bios that
> +        * were allocated from this bio_set; otherwise, if there was a bio on
> +        * there for a stacking driver higher up in the stack, processing it
> +        * could require allocating bios from this bio_set, and doing that from
> +        * our own rescuer would be bad.
> +        *
> +        * Since bio lists are singly linked, pop them all instead of trying to
> +        * remove from the middle of the list:
> +        */
> +
> +       bio_list_init(&punt);
> +       bio_list_init(&nopunt);
> +
> +       while ((bio = bio_list_pop(current->bio_list)))
> +               bio_list_add(bio->bi_pool == bs ? &punt : &nopunt, bio);
> +
> +       *current->bio_list = nopunt;
> +
> +       spin_lock(&bs->rescue_lock);
> +       bio_list_merge(&bs->rescue_list, &punt);
> +       spin_unlock(&bs->rescue_lock);
> +
> +       queue_work(bs->rescue_workqueue, &bs->rescue_work);
> +}


Does this preserve the CPU from which the bio was submitted
originally. Not familiar with cmwq, may be Tejun can clarify.

Tejun - the question is, do we honor the rq_affinity with the above
rescue worker implementation?

Regards,
Muthu


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