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Re: [PATCH v1 3/3] blk-mq: start to freeze queue just after setting dying




On Fri, 2017-03-17 at 17:57 +0800, Ming Lei wrote:
> Before commit 780db2071a(blk-mq: decouble blk-mq freezing
> from generic bypassing), the dying flag is checked before
> entering queue, and Tejun converts the checking into .mq_freeze_depth,
> and assumes the counter is increased just after dying flag
> is set. Unfortunately we doesn't do that in blk_set_queue_dying().
> 
> This patch calls blk_mq_freeze_queue_start() for blk-mq in
> blk_set_queue_dying(), so that we can block new I/O coming
> once the queue is set as dying.
> 
> Given blk_set_queue_dying() is always called in remove path
> of block device, and queue will be cleaned up later, we don't
> need to worry about undoing the counter.
> 
> Cc: Bart Van Assche <bart.vanassche@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Ming Lei <tom.leiming@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  block/blk-core.c | 7 +++++--
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/block/blk-core.c b/block/blk-core.c
> index d772c221cc17..62d4967c369f 100644
> --- a/block/blk-core.c
> +++ b/block/blk-core.c
> @@ -500,9 +500,12 @@ void blk_set_queue_dying(struct request_queue *q)
>  	queue_flag_set(QUEUE_FLAG_DYING, q);
>  	spin_unlock_irq(q->queue_lock);
>  
> -	if (q->mq_ops)
> +	if (q->mq_ops) {
>  		blk_mq_wake_waiters(q);
> -	else {
> +
> +		/* block new I/O coming */
> +		blk_mq_freeze_queue_start(q);
> +	} else {
>  		struct request_list *rl;
>  
>  		spin_lock_irq(q->queue_lock);

Hello Ming,

I think we need the queue freezing not only for blk-mq but also for blk-sq.
Since the queue flags and the mq_freeze_depth are stored in different
variables we need to prevent that the CPU reorders the stores to these
variables. The comment about blk_mq_freeze_queue_start() should be more
clear. How about something like the patch below?


[PATCH] blk-mq: Force block layer users to check the "dying" flag after it has been set

Commit 780db2071ac4 removed the blk_queue_dying() check from the
hot path of blk_mq_queue_enter() although that check is necessary
when cleaning up a queue. Hence make sure that blk_queue_enter()
and blk_mq_queue_enter() check the dying flag after it has been set.

Because blk_set_queue_dying() is only called from the remove path
of a block device we don't need to worry about unfreezing the queue.

Fixes: commit 780db2071ac4 ("blk-mq: decouble blk-mq freezing from generic bypassing")
---
 block/blk-core.c | 13 +++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)

diff --git a/block/blk-core.c b/block/blk-core.c
index d772c221cc17..730f715b72ff 100644
--- a/block/blk-core.c
+++ b/block/blk-core.c
@@ -500,6 +500,19 @@ void blk_set_queue_dying(struct request_queue *q)
 	queue_flag_set(QUEUE_FLAG_DYING, q);
 	spin_unlock_irq(q->queue_lock);
 
+	/*
+	 * Avoid that the updates of the queue flags and q_usage_counter
+	 * are reordered.
+	 */
+	smp_wmb();
+
+	/*
+	 * Force blk_queue_enter() and blk_mq_queue_enter() to check the
+	 * "dying" flag. Despite its name, blk_mq_freeze_queue_start()
+	 * affects blk-sq and blk-mq queues.
+	 */
+	blk_mq_freeze_queue_start(q);
+
 	if (q->mq_ops)
 		blk_mq_wake_waiters(q);
 	else {


Thanks,

Bart.