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SubjectRe: 2.6.9-rc2 bio sickness with large writes
On Wed, Sep 15 2004, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
>
> I am posting bio chains each with a total size of 64KB (16 pages each)
> and of each of
> these I am posting chains of these bio requests in 128MB contiguous sectors
> (i.e. bio = 16 pages = 64KB + bio =16 pages = 64KB + bio = 16 pages =
> 64KB, etc.)
>
> With the subsequent bio requests posted after the first bio is posted
> the bio requests
> merge together, but I never get all the callbacks from the coaslesced
> bio requests which
> are posted subsequent to the intial 64KB bio. The data ends up making
> it onto the drives
> and I am not seeing any data loss, the 2nd,3rd, .... etc. bios don't
> seem to callback
> correctly.
>
> This bug does not manifest itself every time on every bio chain. It
> only shows up
> part of the time. about 1 in every 2-3 bio chains behave this way.
> This is severely
> BUSTED and I am providing the calling code as an example of what may be
> happening.
>
> Attached is the write case and the callback.
>
> Any ideas? Also, if I use bio's the way Linus does in his buffer cache
> code for submit_bh
> ine onesy - twosy mode the interface works just fine. It is severely
> broken with multiple pages, however.
>
> Jeff
>
>
>
>
>
>

>
> static int end_bio_asynch(struct bio *bio, unsigned int bytes_done, int err)
> {
> ASYNCH_IO *io = bio->bi_private;
>

if (bio->bi_size)
return 1;
> if (err)
> {
> P_Print("asynch bio error %d\n", (int)err);
> io->ccode = ASIO_IO_ERROR;
> datascout_put_bio(io->bio);
> io->bio = NULL;
> return 0;
> }
>
> if (!test_bit(BIO_UPTODATE, &bio->bi_flags))
> io->ccode = ASIO_IO_ERROR;
>
> atomic_inc((atomic_t *)&io->complete);
> if (io->complete == io->count)
> {
> datascout_put_bio(io->bio);
> io->bio = NULL;
> insert_callback(io);
>
> #if (PROFILE_AIO)
> profile_complete();
> #endif
> return 0;
> }
> return 1;
>
> }
>
> ULONG aWriteDiskSectors(ULONG disk, ULONG StartingLBA, BYTE *Sector,
> ULONG sectors, ULONG readAhead, ASYNCH_IO *io)
> {
> register ULONG i, bytesWritten = 0;
> register ULONG bps, lba;
> register DSDISK *DSDisk;
> register ULONG rsize, blocks, blocksize, spb;
>
> DSDisk = SystemDisk[disk];
> bps = DSDisk->BytesPerSector;
> blocksize = DSDisk->DeviceBlockSize;
>
> if ((ULONG)(sectors * bps) % blocksize)
> return 0;
>
> rsize = sectors * bps;
> blocks = rsize / blocksize;
> if (!blocks)
> return 0;
> spb = blocksize / bps;
>
> lba = StartingLBA / spb;
> if (StartingLBA % spb)
> {
> P_Print("request not %d block aligned (%d) sectors-%d lba-%d (write)\n",
> (int)blocksize, (int)(StartingLBA % spb), (int)sectors,
> (int)StartingLBA);
> return 0;
> }
>
> io->bio = datascout_get_bio();
> if (!io->bio)
> return 0;
>
> if (io->bio->bi_max_vecs < blocks)
> return 0;
>
> io->ccode = 0;
> io->count = blocks;
> io->complete = 0;
>
> io->bio->bi_bdev = DSDisk->PhysicalDiskHandle;
> io->bio->bi_sector = StartingLBA;
> io->bio->bi_idx = 0;
> io->bio->bi_end_io = end_bio_asynch;
> io->bio->bi_private = io;
> io->bio->bi_vcnt = 0;
> io->bio->bi_phys_segments = 0;
> io->bio->bi_hw_segments = 0;
> io->bio->bi_size = 0;
>
> for (i=0; i < blocks; i++)
> {
> #if LINUX_26_BIO_ADDPAGE
> register struct page *page = virt_to_page(&Sector[i * blocksize]);
> register ULONG offset = ((ULONG)(&Sector[i * blocksize])) % PAGE_SIZE;
> register ULONG bytes;
>
> bytes = bio_add_page(io->bio, page,
> PAGE_SIZE - (offset % PAGE_SIZE), 0);

offset instead of 0?

> bytesWritten += bytes;
> #else
> register struct page *page = virt_to_page(&Sector[i * blocksize]);
> register ULONG offset = ((ULONG)(&Sector[i * blocksize])) % PAGE_SIZE;
>
> io->bio->bi_io_vec[i].bv_page = page;
> io->bio->bi_io_vec[i].bv_len = blocksize;
> io->bio->bi_io_vec[i].bv_offset = offset;
> io->bio->bi_vcnt++;
> io->bio->bi_phys_segments++;
> io->bio->bi_hw_segments++;
> io->bio->bi_size += blocksize;
> bytesWritten += blocksize;
> #endif
> }

Get rid of this if/else, it's not correct. 2.6 always had
bio_add_page(), and you _must_ use it.

> // unplug the queue and drain the bathtub
> bio_get(io->bio);
> submit_bio(WRITE | (1 << BIO_RW_SYNC), io->bio);
> bio_put(io->bio);

You don't get to get/put the bio here, you aren't touching it after
submit_bio().

--
Jens Axboe

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