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SubjectRe: New TRIM/UNMAP tree published (2009-05-02)
On Sun, May 03, 2009 at 02:07:32PM +0100, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> I notice OCZ hope to have updated Vertex firmware mid-May,
> such that their TRIM support matches up with (y)ours.


> You have GFP_KERNEL allocations in your discard_fn()s. I believe that
> allocations down at that level will need to be GFP_NOIO - the bio mempool
> might be empty by this point, you don't want memory allocation to get into
> submitting even more I/O to satisfy your discard_fn(). Does it need its
> own mempool of reserve pages? My guess is that you can get away without
> that, since a failed discard, though regrettable, loses no data.

You make a good point. There's definitely still work to be done around
error handling. OTOH, we could always do what IDE does ...

static void idedisk_prepare_flush(struct request_queue *q, struct request *rq)
ide_drive_t *drive = q->queuedata;
struct ide_cmd *cmd = kmalloc(sizeof(*cmd), GFP_ATOMIC);

/* FIXME: map struct ide_taskfile on rq->cmd[] */
BUG_ON(cmd == NULL);

Matthew Wilcox Intel Open Source Technology Centre
"Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
operating system, but compare it to ours. We can't possibly take such
a retrograde step."

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