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Subject[RESEND PATCH v3] blk-mq: Document functions for sending request
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Add or improve documentation for function regarding creating and sending
IO requests to the hardware.

Signed-off-by: André Almeida <andrealmeid@collabora.com>
---
Hello,

I did my best to describe all variations of *_run_hw_queue, although
their names and functionally are really similar. I would be happy to get
feedback about those functions descriptions.

Those comments were tested with:

./scripts/kernel-doc -none block/blk-mq.c

Which did not returned any warning or error.

Thanks,
André

Changes since v2:
- Update blk_mq_run_hw_queue() from bool to void type

Changes since v1:
- Add documentation for blk_mq_start_request()
---
block/blk-mq.c | 85 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
1 file changed, 83 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/block/blk-mq.c b/block/blk-mq.c
index 323c9cb28066..8eb7d45ec710 100644
--- a/block/blk-mq.c
+++ b/block/blk-mq.c
@@ -641,6 +641,14 @@ bool blk_mq_complete_request(struct request *rq)
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(blk_mq_complete_request);

+/**
+ * blk_mq_start_request - Start processing a request
+ * @rq: Pointer to request to be started
+ *
+ * Function used by device drivers to notify the block layer that a request
+ * is going to be processed now, so blk layer can do proper initializations
+ * such as starting the timeout timer.
+ */
void blk_mq_start_request(struct request *rq)
{
struct request_queue *q = rq->q;
@@ -1327,6 +1335,12 @@ bool blk_mq_dispatch_rq_list(struct request_queue *q, struct list_head *list,
return (queued + errors) != 0;
}

+/**
+ * __blk_mq_run_hw_queue - Run a hardware queue.
+ * @hctx: Pointer to the hardware queue to run.
+ *
+ * Send pending requests to the hardware.
+ */
static void __blk_mq_run_hw_queue(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx)
{
int srcu_idx;
@@ -1424,6 +1438,15 @@ static int blk_mq_hctx_next_cpu(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx)
return next_cpu;
}

+/**
+ * __blk_mq_delay_run_hw_queue - Run (or schedule to run) a hardware queue.
+ * @hctx: Pointer to the hardware queue to run.
+ * @async: If we want to run the queue asynchronously.
+ * @msecs: Microseconds of delay to wait before running the queue.
+ *
+ * If !@async, try to run the queue now. Else, run the queue asynchronously and
+ * with a delay of @msecs.
+ */
static void __blk_mq_delay_run_hw_queue(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx, bool async,
unsigned long msecs)
{
@@ -1445,12 +1468,28 @@ static void __blk_mq_delay_run_hw_queue(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx, bool async,
msecs_to_jiffies(msecs));
}

+/**
+ * blk_mq_delay_run_hw_queue - Run a hardware queue asynchronously.
+ * @hctx: Pointer to the hardware queue to run.
+ * @msecs: Microseconds of delay to wait before running the queue.
+ *
+ * Run a hardware queue asynchronously with a delay of @msecs.
+ */
void blk_mq_delay_run_hw_queue(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx, unsigned long msecs)
{
__blk_mq_delay_run_hw_queue(hctx, true, msecs);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(blk_mq_delay_run_hw_queue);

+/**
+ * blk_mq_run_hw_queue - Start to run a hardware queue.
+ * @hctx: Pointer to the hardware queue to run.
+ * @async: If we want to run the queue asynchronously.
+ *
+ * Check if the request queue is not in a quiesced state and if there are
+ * pending requests to be sent. If this is true, run the queue to send requests
+ * to hardware.
+ */
void blk_mq_run_hw_queue(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx, bool async)
{
int srcu_idx;
@@ -1474,6 +1513,11 @@ void blk_mq_run_hw_queue(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx, bool async)
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(blk_mq_run_hw_queue);

+/**
+ * blk_mq_run_hw_queue - Run all hardware queues in a request queue.
+ * @q: Pointer to the request queue to run.
+ * @async: If we want to run the queue asynchronously.
+ */
void blk_mq_run_hw_queues(struct request_queue *q, bool async)
{
struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx;
@@ -1625,7 +1669,11 @@ void __blk_mq_insert_request(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx, struct request *rq,
blk_mq_hctx_mark_pending(hctx, ctx);
}

-/*
+/**
+ * blk_mq_request_bypass_insert - Insert a request at dispatch list.
+ * @rq: Pointer to request to be inserted.
+ * @run_queue: If we should run the hardware queue after inserting the request.
+ *
* Should only be used carefully, when the caller knows we want to
* bypass a potential IO scheduler on the target device.
*/
@@ -1828,6 +1876,17 @@ static blk_status_t __blk_mq_try_issue_directly(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx,
return BLK_STS_OK;
}

+/**
+ * blk_mq_try_issue_directly - Try to send a request directly to device driver.
+ * @hctx: Pointer of the associated hardware queue.
+ * @rq: Pointer to request to be sent.
+ * @cookie: Request queue cookie.
+ *
+ * If the device has enough resources to accept a new request now, send the
+ * request directly to device driver. Else, insert at hctx->dispatch queue, so
+ * we can try send it another time in the future. Requests inserted at this
+ * queue have higher priority.
+ */
static void blk_mq_try_issue_directly(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx,
struct request *rq, blk_qc_t *cookie)
{
@@ -1905,6 +1964,22 @@ static void blk_add_rq_to_plug(struct blk_plug *plug, struct request *rq)
}
}

+/**
+ * blk_mq_make_request - Create and send a request to block device.
+ * @q: Request queue pointer.
+ * @bio: Bio pointer.
+ *
+ * Builds up a request structure from @q and @bio and send to the device. The
+ * request may not be queued directly to hardware if:
+ * * This request can be merged with another one
+ * * We want to place request at plug queue for possible future merging
+ * * There is an IO scheduler active at this queue
+ *
+ * It will not queue the request if there is an error with the bio, or at the
+ * request creation.
+ *
+ * Returns: Request queue cookie.
+ */
static blk_qc_t blk_mq_make_request(struct request_queue *q, struct bio *bio)
{
const int is_sync = op_is_sync(bio->bi_opf);
@@ -1950,7 +2025,7 @@ static blk_qc_t blk_mq_make_request(struct request_queue *q, struct bio *bio)

plug = blk_mq_plug(q, bio);
if (unlikely(is_flush_fua)) {
- /* bypass scheduler for flush rq */
+ /* Bypass scheduler for flush requests */
blk_insert_flush(rq);
blk_mq_run_hw_queue(data.hctx, true);
} else if (plug && (q->nr_hw_queues == 1 || q->mq_ops->commit_rqs ||
@@ -1978,6 +2053,7 @@ static blk_qc_t blk_mq_make_request(struct request_queue *q, struct bio *bio)

blk_add_rq_to_plug(plug, rq);
} else if (q->elevator) {
+ /* Insert the request at the IO scheduler queue */
blk_mq_sched_insert_request(rq, false, true, true);
} else if (plug && !blk_queue_nomerges(q)) {
/*
@@ -2004,8 +2080,13 @@ static blk_qc_t blk_mq_make_request(struct request_queue *q, struct bio *bio)
}
} else if ((q->nr_hw_queues > 1 && is_sync) ||
!data.hctx->dispatch_busy) {
+ /*
+ * There is no scheduler and we can try to send directly
+ * to the hardware.
+ */
blk_mq_try_issue_directly(data.hctx, rq, &cookie);
} else {
+ /* Default case. */
blk_mq_sched_insert_request(rq, false, true, true);
}

--
2.24.1
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