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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/8] blk-mq: change the method of iterating busy tags of a request_queue
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Hi Keith

On 3/16/19 12:16 AM, Keith Busch wrote:
> There is still a window where the check may succeed, but the request is
> being assigned to a completely different request_queue. The callback
> then operates on a request it doesn't own.
>
> Tag iteration from a driver can be safe only if the driver initiates a
> freeze and quiesced all queues sharing the same tagset first. The nvme
> driver does that, but I think there may need to be an additional grace
> period to wait for the allocation's queue_enter to call queue_exit to
> ensure the request is initialized through blk_mq_rq_ctx_init().

This patch is to avoid the use-after-free case in the comment.
The helper interface is used in following cases,
1. in flight request account
this case should not require so much accuracy

2. timeout check
a extra reference will be held there to avoid the request recycle

3. if it is used by driver, it should be enough that quiesce the request_queue
the driver usually wants to handle the in-flight ones, quiesce request_queue
could ensure all of tasks quit the hctx_lock and no one issue request any
more.

Thanks
Jianchao

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