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SubjectRe: 2.5.2-pre1 dbench 32 hangs in vmstat "b" state
On Fri, Dec 21 2001, rwhron@earthlink.net wrote:
> > Ok, please try something for me. In drivers/block/elevator.c, comment
> > out this block:
>
> After commenting the block of code, make clean, etc, I rebooted and ran
> the dbench 32, 128 scripty. It completed dbench 32 again, but dbench
> 128 hung again. I could quit some tools. df, ps, wouldn't return
> and didn't listen to <ctrl c>.

What IDE controller are you using? The two other reports so far have
been with VIA, maybe that's a clue.

Anyways, could you please reproduce with this applied?

--
Jens Axboe

diff -ur -X exclude /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.2-pre1/drivers/block/elevator.c linux/drivers/block/elevator.c
--- /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.2-pre1/drivers/block/elevator.c Sun Dec 23 17:11:54 2001
+++ linux/drivers/block/elevator.c Sun Dec 23 15:53:07 2001
@@ -124,21 +124,21 @@
inline int elv_try_merge(struct request *__rq, struct bio *bio)
{
unsigned int count = bio_sectors(bio);
-
- if (!elv_rq_merge_ok(__rq, bio))
- return ELEVATOR_NO_MERGE;
+ int ret = ELEVATOR_NO_MERGE;

/*
* we can merge and sequence is ok, check if it's possible
*/
- if (__rq->sector + __rq->nr_sectors == bio->bi_sector) {
- return ELEVATOR_BACK_MERGE;
- } else if (__rq->sector - count == bio->bi_sector) {
- __rq->elevator_sequence -= count;
- return ELEVATOR_FRONT_MERGE;
+ if (elv_rq_merge_ok(__rq, bio)) {
+ if (__rq->sector + __rq->nr_sectors == bio->bi_sector) {
+ ret = ELEVATOR_BACK_MERGE;
+ } else if (__rq->sector - count == bio->bi_sector) {
+ __rq->elevator_sequence -= count;
+ ret = ELEVATOR_FRONT_MERGE;
+ }
}

- return ELEVATOR_NO_MERGE;
+ return ret;
}

int elevator_linus_merge(request_queue_t *q, struct request **req,
@@ -172,15 +172,17 @@
*/
if (__rq->elevator_sequence-- <= 0)
break;
+
if (__rq->flags & (REQ_BARRIER | REQ_STARTED))
break;
if (!(__rq->flags & REQ_CMD))
continue;
- if (__rq->elevator_sequence < 0)
- break;

if (!*req && bio_rq_in_between(bio, __rq, &q->queue_head))
*req = __rq;
+
+ if (__rq->elevator_sequence < bio_sectors(bio))
+ break;

if ((ret = elv_try_merge(__rq, bio))) {
*req = __rq;
diff -ur -X exclude /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.2-pre1/drivers/block/ll_rw_blk.c linux/drivers/block/ll_rw_blk.c
--- /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.2-pre1/drivers/block/ll_rw_blk.c Sun Dec 23 17:11:54 2001
+++ linux/drivers/block/ll_rw_blk.c Mon Dec 24 14:50:46 2001
@@ -155,6 +155,11 @@
blk_queue_max_sectors(q, MAX_SECTORS);
blk_queue_hardsect_size(q, 512);

+ /*
+ * by default assume old behaviour and bounce for any highmem page
+ */
+ blk_queue_bounce_limit(q, BLK_BOUNCE_HIGH);
+
init_waitqueue_head(&q->queue_wait);
}

@@ -603,9 +608,6 @@
return 0;

/* Merge is OK... */
- if (q->last_merge == &next->queuelist)
- q->last_merge = NULL;
-
req->nr_phys_segments = total_phys_segments;
req->nr_hw_segments = total_hw_segments;
return 1;
@@ -812,12 +814,8 @@
q->plug_tq.data = q;
q->queue_flags = (1 << QUEUE_FLAG_CLUSTER);
q->queue_lock = lock;
+ q->last_merge = NULL;

- /*
- * by default assume old behaviour and bounce for any highmem page
- */
- blk_queue_bounce_limit(q, BLK_BOUNCE_HIGH);
-
blk_queue_segment_boundary(q, 0xffffffff);

blk_queue_make_request(q, __make_request);
@@ -886,6 +884,12 @@
if (!rq && (gfp_mask & __GFP_WAIT))
rq = get_request_wait(q, rw);

+ if (rq) {
+ rq->flags = 0;
+ rq->buffer = NULL;
+ rq->bio = rq->biotail = NULL;
+ rq->waiting = NULL;
+ }
return rq;
}

@@ -953,10 +977,15 @@
/*
* debug stuff...
*/
- if (insert_here == &q->queue_head) {
- struct request *__rq = __elv_next_request(q);
+ if (insert_here->next != &q->queue_head) {
+ struct request *__rq = list_entry_rq(insert_here->next);

+#if 0
BUG_ON(__rq && (__rq->flags & REQ_STARTED));
+#else
+ if (__rq->flags & REQ_STARTED)
+ printk("add_request: irk, next is started\n");
+#endif
}

/*
@@ -972,11 +1001,15 @@
void blkdev_release_request(struct request *req)
{
struct request_list *rl = req->rl;
+ request_queue_t *q = req->q;

req->rq_status = RQ_INACTIVE;
req->q = NULL;
req->rl = NULL;

+ if (q && q->last_merge == &req->queuelist)
+ q->last_merge = NULL;
+
/*
* Request may not have originated from ll_rw_blk. if not,
* it didn't come out of our reserved rq pools
@@ -1571,21 +1604,23 @@

inline void blk_recalc_rq_sectors(struct request *rq, int nsect)
{
- rq->hard_sector += nsect;
- rq->hard_nr_sectors -= nsect;
- rq->sector = rq->hard_sector;
- rq->nr_sectors = rq->hard_nr_sectors;
+ if (rq->flags & REQ_CMD) {
+ rq->hard_sector += nsect;
+ rq->hard_nr_sectors -= nsect;
+ rq->sector = rq->hard_sector;
+ rq->nr_sectors = rq->hard_nr_sectors;

- rq->current_nr_sectors = bio_iovec(rq->bio)->bv_len >> 9;
- rq->hard_cur_sectors = rq->current_nr_sectors;
+ rq->current_nr_sectors = bio_iovec(rq->bio)->bv_len >> 9;
+ rq->hard_cur_sectors = rq->current_nr_sectors;

- /*
- * if total number of sectors is less than the first segment
- * size, something has gone terribly wrong
- */
- if (rq->nr_sectors < rq->current_nr_sectors) {
- printk("blk: request botched\n");
- rq->nr_sectors = rq->current_nr_sectors;
+ /*
+ * if total number of sectors is less than the first segment
+ * size, something has gone terribly wrong
+ */
+ if (rq->nr_sectors < rq->current_nr_sectors) {
+ printk("blk: request botched\n");
+ rq->nr_sectors = rq->current_nr_sectors;
+ }
}
}

diff -ur -X exclude /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.2-pre1/include/linux/blkdev.h linux/include/linux/blkdev.h
--- /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.2-pre1/include/linux/blkdev.h Sun Dec 23 17:11:55 2001
+++ linux/include/linux/blkdev.h Sun Dec 23 17:15:02 2001
@@ -196,8 +196,7 @@
#define RQ_SCSI_DISCONNECTING 0xffe0

#define QUEUE_FLAG_PLUGGED 0 /* queue is plugged */
-#define QUEUE_FLAG_NOSPLIT 1 /* can process bio over several goes */
-#define QUEUE_FLAG_CLUSTER 2 /* cluster several segments into 1 */
+#define QUEUE_FLAG_CLUSTER 1 /* cluster several segments into 1 */

#define blk_queue_plugged(q) test_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_PLUGGED, &(q)->queue_flags)
#define blk_mark_plugged(q) set_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_PLUGGED, &(q)->queue_flags)
diff -ur -X exclude /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.2-pre1/mm/highmem.c linux/mm/highmem.c
--- /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.2-pre1/mm/highmem.c Sun Dec 23 17:11:56 2001
+++ linux/mm/highmem.c Mon Dec 24 13:59:21 2001
@@ -25,7 +25,9 @@

static void *page_pool_alloc(int gfp_mask, void *data)
{
- return alloc_page(gfp_mask);
+ int gfp = gfp_mask | (int) data;
+
+ return alloc_page(gfp);
}

static void page_pool_free(void *page, void *data)
@@ -252,7 +254,7 @@
if (isa_page_pool)
return 0;

- isa_page_pool = mempool_create(ISA_POOL_SIZE, page_pool_alloc, page_pool_free, NULL);
+ isa_page_pool = mempool_create(ISA_POOL_SIZE, page_pool_alloc, page_pool_free, (void *) __GFP_DMA);
if (!isa_page_pool)
BUG();

@@ -272,7 +274,7 @@
int i;

__bio_for_each_segment(tovec, to, i, 0) {
- fromvec = &from->bi_io_vec[i];
+ fromvec = from->bi_io_vec + i;

/*
* not bounced
@@ -301,7 +303,7 @@
* free up bounce indirect pages used
*/
__bio_for_each_segment(bvec, bio, i, 0) {
- org_vec = &bio_orig->bi_io_vec[i];
+ org_vec = bio_orig->bi_io_vec + i;
if (bvec->bv_page == org_vec->bv_page)
continue;

@@ -394,7 +397,7 @@
if (!bio)
bio = bio_alloc(bio_gfp, (*bio_orig)->bi_vcnt);

- to = &bio->bi_io_vec[i];
+ to = bio->bi_io_vec + i;

to->bv_page = mempool_alloc(pool, gfp);
to->bv_len = from->bv_len;
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