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SubjectRe: [PATCH] lightnvm: pblk: take write semaphore on metadata
On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 2:05 PM, Javier González <javier@javigon.com> wrote:
> pblk guarantees write ordering at a chunk level through a per open chunk
> semaphore. At this point, since we only have an open I/O stream for both
> user and GC data, the semaphore is per parallel unit.
>
> Since metadata I/O is synchronous, the semaphore is not needed as
> ordering is guaranteed. However, if the metadata scheme changes or
> multiple streams are open, this guarantee might not be preserved.
>
> This patch makes sure that all writes go through the semaphore, even for
> synchronous I/O. This is consistent with pblk's write I/O model. It also
> simplifies maintenance since changes in the metdatada scheme could cause
> ordering issues.
>
> Signed-off-by: Javier González <javier@cnexlabs.com>
> ---
> drivers/lightnvm/pblk-core.c | 14 ++++++++++++--
> drivers/lightnvm/pblk.h | 1 +
> 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/lightnvm/pblk-core.c b/drivers/lightnvm/pblk-core.c
> index 00984b486fea..160b54d26bfa 100644
> --- a/drivers/lightnvm/pblk-core.c
> +++ b/drivers/lightnvm/pblk-core.c
> @@ -493,6 +493,16 @@ int pblk_submit_io_sync(struct pblk *pblk, struct nvm_rq *rqd)
> return nvm_submit_io_sync(dev, rqd);
> }
>
> +int pblk_submit_io_sync_sem(struct pblk *pblk, struct nvm_rq *rqd)
> +{
> + if (rqd->opcode != NVM_OP_PWRITE)
> + pblk_submit_io_sync(pblk, rqd);
> +
> + pblk_down_page(pblk, rqd->ppa_list, rqd->nr_ppas);

This will only work if rqd->nr_ppas > 1, better check if rqd->nr_ppas
is 1 and pass &ppa->ppa_addr on to pblk_down_page when needed.

> + pblk_submit_io_sync(pblk, rqd);
> + pblk_up_page(pblk, rqd->ppa_list, rqd->nr_ppas);
> +}
> +
> static void pblk_bio_map_addr_endio(struct bio *bio)
> {
> bio_put(bio);
> @@ -737,7 +747,7 @@ static int pblk_line_submit_emeta_io(struct pblk *pblk, struct pblk_line *line,
> }
> }
>
> - ret = pblk_submit_io_sync(pblk, &rqd);
> + ret = pblk_submit_io_sync_sem(pblk, &rqd);
> if (ret) {
> pblk_err(pblk, "emeta I/O submission failed: %d\n", ret);
> bio_put(bio);
> @@ -842,7 +852,7 @@ static int pblk_line_submit_smeta_io(struct pblk *pblk, struct pblk_line *line,
> * the write thread is the only one sending write and erase commands,
> * there is no need to take the LUN semaphore.
> */
> - ret = pblk_submit_io_sync(pblk, &rqd);
> + ret = pblk_submit_io_sync_sem(pblk, &rqd);
> if (ret) {
> pblk_err(pblk, "smeta I/O submission failed: %d\n", ret);
> bio_put(bio);
> diff --git a/drivers/lightnvm/pblk.h b/drivers/lightnvm/pblk.h
> index 4760af7b6499..6ccc6ad8e1ce 100644
> --- a/drivers/lightnvm/pblk.h
> +++ b/drivers/lightnvm/pblk.h
> @@ -782,6 +782,7 @@ void pblk_log_write_err(struct pblk *pblk, struct nvm_rq *rqd);
> void pblk_log_read_err(struct pblk *pblk, struct nvm_rq *rqd);
> int pblk_submit_io(struct pblk *pblk, struct nvm_rq *rqd);
> int pblk_submit_io_sync(struct pblk *pblk, struct nvm_rq *rqd);
> +int pblk_submit_io_sync_sem(struct pblk *pblk, struct nvm_rq *rqd);
> int pblk_submit_meta_io(struct pblk *pblk, struct pblk_line *meta_line);
> struct bio *pblk_bio_map_addr(struct pblk *pblk, void *data,
> unsigned int nr_secs, unsigned int len,
> --
> 2.7.4
>

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