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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/7] dm: fix test for DAX device support
On Tue, May 29 2018 at  3:51P -0400,
Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com> wrote:

> Currently device_supports_dax() just checks to see if the QUEUE_FLAG_DAX
> flag is set on the device's request queue to decide whether or not the
> device supports filesystem DAX. This is insufficient because there are
> devices like PMEM namespaces in raw mode which have QUEUE_FLAG_DAX set but
> which don't actually support DAX.

Isn't that a PMEM bug then?

What is the point of setting QUEUE_FLAG_DAX if it cannot be trusted?

> This means that you could create a dm-linear device, for example, where the
> first part of the dm-linear device was a PMEM namespace in fsdax mode and
> the second part was a PMEM namespace in raw mode. Both DM and the
> filesystem you put on that dm-linear device would think the whole device
> supports DAX, which would lead to bad behavior once your raw PMEM namespace
> part using DAX needed struct page for something.

The PMEM namespace in raw mode shouldn't be setting QUEUE_FLAG_DAX, if
it didn't then the stacked-up linear DM wouldn't

> Fix this by using bdev_dax_supported() like filesystems do at mount time.
> This checks for raw mode and also performs other tests like checking to
> make sure the dax_direct_access() path works.

Sorry "This" does those things where?

>
> Signed-off-by: Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com>
> Fixes: commit 545ed20e6df6 ("dm: add infrastructure for DAX support")
> ---
> drivers/md/dm-table.c | 4 +---
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-table.c b/drivers/md/dm-table.c
> index 0589a4da12bb..5bb994b012ca 100644
> --- a/drivers/md/dm-table.c
> +++ b/drivers/md/dm-table.c
> @@ -885,9 +885,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(dm_table_set_type);
> static int device_supports_dax(struct dm_target *ti, struct dm_dev *dev,
> sector_t start, sector_t len, void *data)
> {
> - struct request_queue *q = bdev_get_queue(dev->bdev);
> -
> - return q && blk_queue_dax(q);
> + return bdev_dax_supported(dev->bdev, PAGE_SIZE);
> }
>
> static bool dm_table_supports_dax(struct dm_table *t)
> --
> 2.14.3
>

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