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




On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 1:32 AM, Bart Van Assche
<Bart.VanAssche@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.

Yes, we can, but it may not be a big deal for blk-sq, since get_request() does
check the dying flag.

> 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

Not needed, see below.

> 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();

atomic_inc_return() in blk_mq_freeze_queue_start() does imply a
barrier(smp_mb()).

> +
> +       /*
> +        * 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);

We need to change the name into blk_freeze_queue_start(), since it is quite
confusing to call a _mq function for both mq and legacy.

I will make it for both in v2, if no one objects.


Thanks,
Ming Lei