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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] ide-tape: remove pipeline-specific code from idetape_add_chrdev_write_request
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On Sunday 09 March 2008, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> Refrain from adding more write requests to the pipeline and queue them
> directly on the device's request queue instead. Prior to that flush all
> penging stages in the pipeline through idetape_wait_for_pipeline().

I would prefer to keep the original code for now
(it has some subtle differences).

> The remaining pipeline stage allocation code is used for the next current
> pipeline stage (tape->merge_stage) and data buffer for an upcoming
> request. The so allocated pipeline stage is rewired into the tape struct
> thru idetape_switch_buffers() and used during the next request for
> copying user data into it (see e.g. idetape_chrdev_write()). In case the
> allocation fails, the current request is still attempted prior to failing.

Is this really needed now that we've removed pipeline operation for write
requests?

> Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <petkovbb@gmail.com>

How's about this version?

From: Borislav Petkov <petkovbb@googlemail.com>
Subject: [PATCH 2/4] ide-tape: remove pipeline-specific code from idetape_add_chrdev_write_request

Refrain from adding more write requests to the pipeline and queue them
directly on the device's request queue instead.

[bart: re-do for minimal behavior changes]

Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <petkovbb@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
---
drivers/ide/ide-tape.c | 55 +------------------------------------------------
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 53 deletions(-)

Index: b/drivers/ide/ide-tape.c
===================================================================
--- a/drivers/ide/ide-tape.c
+++ b/drivers/ide/ide-tape.c
@@ -2202,28 +2202,16 @@ static void idetape_wait_first_stage(ide
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&tape->lock, flags);
}

-/*
- * Try to add a character device originated write request to our pipeline. In
- * case we don't succeed, we revert to non-pipelined operation mode for this
- * request. In order to accomplish that, we
- *
- * 1. Try to allocate a new pipeline stage.
- * 2. If we can't, wait for more and more requests to be serviced and try again
- * each time.
- * 3. If we still can't allocate a stage, fallback to non-pipelined operation
- * mode for this request.
- */
+/* Queue up a character device originated write request. */
static int idetape_add_chrdev_write_request(ide_drive_t *drive, int blocks)
{
idetape_tape_t *tape = drive->driver_data;
- idetape_stage_t *new_stage;
unsigned long flags;
- struct request *rq;

debug_log(DBG_CHRDEV, "Enter %s\n", __func__);

/* Attempt to allocate a new stage. Beware possible race conditions. */
- while ((new_stage = idetape_kmalloc_stage(tape)) == NULL) {
+ while (1) {
spin_lock_irqsave(&tape->lock, flags);
if (test_bit(IDETAPE_FLAG_PIPELINE_ACTIVE, &tape->flags)) {
idetape_wait_for_request(drive, tape->active_data_rq);
@@ -2234,49 +2222,10 @@ static int idetape_add_chrdev_write_requ
if (test_bit(IDETAPE_FLAG_PIPELINE_ACTIVE,
&tape->flags))
continue;
- /*
- * The machine is short on memory. Fallback to non-
- * pipelined operation mode for this request.
- */
return idetape_queue_rw_tail(drive, REQ_IDETAPE_WRITE,
blocks, tape->merge_stage->bh);
}
}
- rq = &new_stage->rq;
- idetape_init_rq(rq, REQ_IDETAPE_WRITE);
- /* Doesn't actually matter - We always assume sequential access */
- rq->sector = tape->first_frame;
- rq->current_nr_sectors = blocks;
- rq->nr_sectors = blocks;
-
- idetape_switch_buffers(tape, new_stage);
- idetape_add_stage_tail(drive, new_stage);
- tape->pipeline_head++;
- idetape_calculate_speeds(drive);
-
- /*
- * Estimate whether the tape has stopped writing by checking if our
- * write pipeline is currently empty. If we are not writing anymore,
- * wait for the pipeline to be almost completely full (90%) before
- * starting to service requests, so that we will be able to keep up with
- * the higher speeds of the tape.
- */
- if (!test_bit(IDETAPE_FLAG_PIPELINE_ACTIVE, &tape->flags)) {
- if (tape->nr_stages >= tape->max_stages * 9 / 10 ||
- tape->nr_stages >= tape->max_stages -
- tape->uncontrolled_pipeline_head_speed * 3 * 1024 /
- tape->blk_size) {
- tape->measure_insert_time = 1;
- tape->insert_time = jiffies;
- tape->insert_size = 0;
- tape->insert_speed = 0;
- idetape_plug_pipeline(drive);
- }
- }
- if (test_and_clear_bit(IDETAPE_FLAG_PIPELINE_ERR, &tape->flags))
- /* Return a deferred error */
- return -EIO;
- return blocks;
}

/*

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