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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL 02/58] lightnvm: prevent bd removal if busy
On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 5:35 PM, Rakesh Pandit <rakesh@tuxera.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 07:58:09AM -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 02:45:51PM +0200, Matias Bjørling wrote:
>> > From: Rakesh Pandit <rakesh@tuxera.com>
>> >
>> > When a virtual block device is formatted and mounted after creating
>> > with "nvme lnvm create... -t pblk", a removal from "nvm lnvm remove"
>> > would result in this:
>> >
>> > 446416.309757] bdi-block not registered
>> > [446416.309773] ------------[ cut here ]------------
>> > [446416.309780] WARNING: CPU: 3 PID: 4319 at fs/fs-writeback.c:2159
>> > __mark_inode_dirty+0x268/0x340
>> >
>> > Ideally removal should return -EBUSY as block device is mounted after
>> > formatting. This patch tries to address this checking if whole device
>> > or any partition of it already mounted or not before removal.
>>
>> How is this different from any other block device that can be
>> removed even if a file system is mounted?
>
> One can create many virtual block devices on top of physical using:
> nvme lnvm create ... -t pblk
>
> And remove them using:
> nvme lnvm remove
>
> Because the block devices are virtual in nature created by a program I was
> expecting removal to tell me they are busy instead of bdi-block not registered
> following by a WARNING (above). My use case was writing automatic test case
> but I assumed this is useful in general.
>
>>
>> >
>> > Whole device is checked using "bd_super" member of block device. This
>> > member is always set once block device has been mounted using a
>> > filesystem. Another member "bd_part_count" takes care of checking any
>> > if any partitions are under use. "bd_part_count" is only updated
>> > under locks when partitions are opened or closed (first open and last
>> > release). This at least does take care sending -EBUSY if removal is
>> > being attempted while whole block device or any partition is mounted.
>> >
>>
>> That's a massive layering violation, and a driver has no business
>> looking at these fields.
>
> Okay, I didn't consider this earlier. I would suggest a revert for this.

I see you've already done it. Thanks Jens.

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