[PATCH v6 00/14] block: always associate blkg and refcount cleanup
- Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2018 12:10:25 -0500
- From: Dennis Zhou <dennis@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [PATCH v6 00/14] block: always associate blkg and refcount cleanup
This is a minor update addressing the feedback from Mike and Josef.
0005: Address Mike's feedback for the flush bio comment.
0006: Add a WARN_ONCE() for blkg fallback suggested by Josef.
A special case with dm is the flush bio which is statically initialized
before the block device is opened and associated with a disk. This
caused blkg association to throw a NPE. 0005 addresses this case by
moving association to be on the flush path.
With v4 moving association to piggyback off of bio_set_dev(), this
caused a NPE to be thrown by the special case above. I was overly
cautious with v4 and added the bio_has_queue() check which is now
removed in v5.
Also, the addition of bio_set_dev_only() wasn't quite right due to
writeback and swap sharing the same bio init paths in many places. The
safer thing to do is double association for those paths and in a follow
up series split out the bio init paths.
Changes in v5:
All: Fixed minor grammar and syntactic issues.
0004: Removed bio_has_queue() for being overly cautious.
0005: New, properly addressed the static flush_bio in md.
0006: Removed the rcu lock in blkcg_bio_issue_check() as the bio will
own a ref on the blkg so it is unnecessary.
0011: Consolidated bio_associate_blkg_from_css() (removed __ version).
This is respin of v3  with fixes for the errors reported in  and
. v3 was reverted in .
The issue in  was that bio->bi_disk->queue and blkg->q were out
of sync. So when I changed blk_get_rl() to use blkg->q, the wrong queue
was returned and elevator from q->elevator->type threw a NPE. Note, with
v4.21, the old block stack was removed and so this patch was dropped. I
did backport this to v4.20 and verified this series does not encounter
The biggest changes in v4 are when association occurs and clearly
defining the cases where association should happen.
1. Association is now done when the device is set to keep blkg->q and
bio->bi_disk->queue in sync.
2. When a bio is submitted directly to the device, it will not be
associated with a blkg. This is because a blkg represents the
relationship between a blkcg and a request_queue. Going directly to
the device means the request_queue may not exist meaning no blkg
The patch updating blk_get_rl() was dropped (v3 10/12). The patch to
always associate a blkg from v3 (v3 04/12) was fixed and split into
patches 0004 and 0005. 0011 is new removing bio_disassociate_task().
Summarizing the ideas of this series:
1. Gracefully handle blkg failure to create by walking up the blkg
tree rather than fall through to root.
2. Associate a bio with a blkg in core logic rather than per
3. Rather than have a css and blkg reference, hold just a blkg ref
as it also holds a css ref.
4. Switch to percpu ref counting for blkg.
This patchset contains the following 14 patches:
This patchset is on top of linux-block#for-4.21/block 154989e45fd8.
Dennis Zhou (14):
blkcg: fix ref count issue with bio_blkcg() using task_css
blkcg: update blkg_lookup_create() to do locking
blkcg: convert blkg_lookup_create() to find closest blkg
blkcg: introduce common blkg association logic
dm: set the static flush bio device on demand
blkcg: associate blkg when associating a device
blkcg: consolidate bio_issue_init() to be a part of core
blkcg: associate a blkg for pages being evicted by swap
blkcg: associate writeback bios with a blkg
blkcg: remove bio->bi_css and instead use bio->bi_blkg
blkcg: remove additional reference to the css
blkcg: remove bio_disassociate_task()
blkcg: change blkg reference counting to use percpu_ref
blkcg: rename blkg_try_get() to blkg_tryget()
Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v2.rst | 8 +-
block/bfq-cgroup.c | 4 +-
block/bfq-iosched.c | 2 +-
block/bio.c | 156 +++++++++++++++---------
block/blk-cgroup.c | 95 ++++++++++++---
block/blk-iolatency.c | 24 +---
block/blk-throttle.c | 11 --
block/bounce.c | 3 +-
drivers/block/loop.c | 5 +-
drivers/md/dm.c | 12 +-
drivers/md/raid0.c | 2 +-
fs/buffer.c | 10 +-
fs/ext4/page-io.c | 2 +-
include/linux/bio.h | 29 +++--
include/linux/blk-cgroup.h | 125 +++++++++++++------
include/linux/blk_types.h | 7 +-
include/linux/cgroup.h | 2 +
include/linux/writeback.h | 5 +-
kernel/cgroup/cgroup.c | 48 ++++++--
kernel/trace/blktrace.c | 4 +-
mm/page_io.c | 2 +-
21 files changed, 367 insertions(+), 189 deletions(-)