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SubjectRe: [PATCH] io-controller: Add io group reference handling for request
On Fri, May 08, 2009 at 05:45:32PM +0800, Gui Jianfeng wrote:
> Hi Vivek,
>
> This patch adds io group reference handling when allocating
> and removing a request.
>

Hi Gui,

Thanks for the patch. We were thinking that requests can take a reference
on io queues and io queues can take a reference on io groups. That should
make sure that io groups don't go away as long as active requests are
present.

But there seems to be a small window while allocating the new request
where request gets allocated from a group first and then later it is
mapped to that group and queue is created. IOW, in get_request_wait(),
we allocate a request from a particular group and set rq->rl, then
drop the queue lock and later call elv_set_request() which again maps
the request to the group saves rq->iog and creates new queue. This window
is troublesome because request can be mapped to a particular group at the
time of allocation and during set_request() it can go to a different
group as queue lock was dropped and group might have disappeared.

In this case probably it might make sense that request also takes a
reference on groups. At the same time it looks too much that request takes
a reference on queue as well as group object. Ideas are welcome on how
to handle it...

Thanks
Vivek

> Signed-off-by: Gui Jianfeng <guijianfeng@cn.fujitsu.com>
> ---
> elevator-fq.c | 15 ++++++++++++++-
> elevator-fq.h | 5 +++++
> elevator.c | 2 ++
> 3 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/block/elevator-fq.c b/block/elevator-fq.c
> index 9500619..e6d6712 100644
> --- a/block/elevator-fq.c
> +++ b/block/elevator-fq.c
> @@ -1968,11 +1968,24 @@ void elv_fq_set_request_io_group(struct request_queue *q, struct request *rq,
> spin_unlock_irqrestore(q->queue_lock, flags);
> BUG_ON(!iog);
>
> - /* Store iog in rq. TODO: take care of referencing */
> + elv_get_iog(iog);
> rq->iog = iog;
> }
>
> /*
> + * This request has been serviced. Clean up iog info and drop the reference.
> + */
> +void elv_fq_unset_request_io_group(struct request *rq)
> +{
> + struct io_group *iog = rq->iog;
> +
> + if (iog) {
> + rq->iog = NULL;
> + elv_put_iog(iog);
> + }
> +}
> +
> +/*
> * Find/Create the io queue the rq should go in. This is an optimization
> * for the io schedulers (noop, deadline and AS) which maintain only single
> * io queue per cgroup. In this case common layer can just maintain a
> diff --git a/block/elevator-fq.h b/block/elevator-fq.h
> index db3a347..96a28e9 100644
> --- a/block/elevator-fq.h
> +++ b/block/elevator-fq.h
> @@ -512,6 +512,7 @@ static inline struct io_group *ioq_to_io_group(struct io_queue *ioq)
> extern int io_group_allow_merge(struct request *rq, struct bio *bio);
> extern void elv_fq_set_request_io_group(struct request_queue *q,
> struct request *rq, struct bio *bio);
> +extern void elv_fq_unset_request_io_group(struct request *rq);
> static inline bfq_weight_t iog_weight(struct io_group *iog)
> {
> return iog->entity.weight;
> @@ -571,6 +572,10 @@ static inline void elv_fq_set_request_io_group(struct request_queue *q,
> {
> }
>
> +static inline void elv_fq_unset_request_io_group(struct request *rq)
> +{
> +}
> +
> static inline bfq_weight_t iog_weight(struct io_group *iog)
> {
> /* Just root group is present and weight is immaterial. */
> diff --git a/block/elevator.c b/block/elevator.c
> index 44c9fad..d75eec7 100644
> --- a/block/elevator.c
> +++ b/block/elevator.c
> @@ -992,6 +992,8 @@ void elv_put_request(struct request_queue *q, struct request *rq)
> {
> struct elevator_queue *e = q->elevator;
>
> + elv_fq_unset_request_io_group(rq);
> +
> /*
> * Optimization for noop, deadline and AS which maintain only single
> * ioq per io group
>


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