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SubjectRe: [OOPS] 2.6.11 - NMI lockup with CFQ scheduler
On Thu, Apr 07 2005, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 09:18:38AM -0400, James Bottomley wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 08:49 +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > > On Wed, Apr 06 2005, James Bottomley wrote:
> > > > My proposal is to correct this by moving the data back to the correct
> > > > object, and make any object using it hold a reference, so this would
> > > > make the provider of the block request_fn hold a reference to the queue
> > > > and initialise the queue lock pointer with the lock currently in the
> > > > queue. Drivers that still use a global lock would be unaffected. This
> > >
> > > But this is the current requirement, as long as you use the queue you
> > > must hold a reference to it.
> >
> > Exactly! that's why I think this solution must work independently of
> > subsystem.
> >
> > > What do you think of the attached, then? Allow NULL lock to be passed
> > > in, in which case we use the queue private lock (that no one should ever
> > > ever touch). It looks a little confusing that
> > > sdev->request_queue->queue_lock now protects some sdev structures, if
> > > you want we can retain ->sdev_lock but as a pointer to the queue lock
> > > instead.
> >
> > Looks good. How about the attached modification? It makes sdev_lock a
> > pointer that uses the queue lock which we null out when we release it
> > (not that I don't trust SCSI or anything ;-)
>
> Do we really need the sdev_lock pointer? There's just a single place
> where we're using it and the code would be much more clear if it had just
> one name.

A comment would work equally well, and save space of course :-)

--
Jens Axboe

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