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Subject[PATCH 03/11] blk: use non-rescuing bioset for q->bio_split.
A rescuing bioset is only useful if there might be bios from
that same bioset on the bio_list_on_stack queue at a time
when bio_alloc_bioset() is called. This never applies to

Allocations from q->bio_split are only ever made from
blk_queue_split() which is only ever called early in each of
various make_request_fn()s. The original bio (call this A)
is then passed to generic_make_request() and is placed on
the bio_list_on_stack queue, and the bio that was allocated
from q->bio_split (B) is processed.

The processing of this may cause other bios to be passed to
generic_make_request() or may even cause the bio B itself to
be passed, possible after some prefix has been split off
(using some other bioset).

generic_make_request() now guarantees that all of these bios
(B and dependants) will be fully processed before the tail
of the original bio A gets handled. None of these early bios
can possible trigger an allocation from the original
q->bio_split as they are either too small to require
splitting or (more likely) are destined for a different queue.

The next time that the original q->bio_split might be used
by this thread is when A is processed again, as it might
still be too big to handle directly. By this time there
cannot be any other bios allocated from q->bio_split in the
generic_make_request() queue. So no rescuing will ever be

Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <>
block/blk-core.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/block/blk-core.c b/block/blk-core.c
index 23f20cb84b2f..f5d64ad75b36 100644
--- a/block/blk-core.c
+++ b/block/blk-core.c
@@ -728,7 +728,7 @@ struct request_queue *blk_alloc_queue_node(gfp_t gfp_mask, int node_id)
if (q->id < 0)
goto fail_q;

- q->bio_split = bioset_create_rescued(BIO_POOL_SIZE, 0);
+ q->bio_split = bioset_create(BIO_POOL_SIZE, 0);
if (!q->bio_split)
goto fail_id;

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