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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v3 06/12] xen-blkfront: add callbacks for PM suspend and hibernation
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On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 10:04:35AM +0100, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
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> On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 10:25:15PM +0000, Agarwal, Anchal wrote:
> > Hi Roger,
> > I am trying to understand your comments on indirect descriptors specially without polluting the mailing list hence emailing you personally.
>
> IMO it's better to send to the mailing list. The issues or questions
> you have about indirect descriptors can be helpful to others in the
> future. If there's no confidential information please send to the
> list next time.
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> Feel free to forward this reply to the list also.
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Sure no problem at all.
> > Hope that's ok by you. Please see my response inline.
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 06, 2020 at 06:40:33PM +0000, Anchal Agarwal wrote:
> > > On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 03:24:45PM +0100, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 11:25:34PM +0000, Anchal Agarwal wrote:
> > > > > blkfront_gather_backend_features(info);
> > > > > /* Reset limits changed by blk_mq_update_nr_hw_queues(). */
> > > > > blkif_set_queue_limits(info);
> > > > > @@ -2046,6 +2063,9 @@ static int blkif_recover(struct blkfront_info *info)
> > > > > kick_pending_request_queues(rinfo);
> > > > > }
> > > > >
> > > > > + if (frozen)
> > > > > + return 0;
> > > >
> > > > I have to admit my memory is fuzzy here, but don't you need to
> > > > re-queue requests in case the backend has different limits of indirect
> > > > descriptors per request for example?
> > > >
> > > > Or do we expect that the frontend is always going to be resumed on the
> > > > same backend, and thus features won't change?
> > > >
> > > So to understand your question better here, AFAIU the maximum number of indirect
> > > grefs is fixed by the backend, but the frontend can issue requests with any
> > > number of indirect segments as long as it's less than the number provided by
> > > the backend. So by your question you mean this max number of MAX_INDIRECT_SEGMENTS
> > > 256 on backend can change ?
> >
> > Yes, number of indirect descriptors supported by the backend can
> > change, because you moved to a different backend, or because the
> > maximum supported by the backend has changed. It's also possible to
> > resume on a backend that has no indirect descriptors support at all.
> >
> > AFAIU, the code for requeuing the requests is only for xen suspend/resume. These request in the queue are
> > same that gets added to queuelist in blkfront_resume. Also, even if indirect descriptors change on resume,
> > they just need to be broadcasted to frontend and which means we could just mean that a request can process
> > more data.
>
> Or less data. You could legitimately migrate from a host that has
> indirect descriptors to one without, in which case requests would need
> to be smaller to fit the ring slots.
>
> > We do setup indirect descriptors on front end on blkif_recover before returning and queue limits are
> > setup accordingly.
> > Am I missing anything here?
>
> Calling blkif_recover should take care of it AFAICT. As it resets the
> queue limits according to the data announced on xenstore.
>
> I think I got confused, using blkif_recover should be fine, sorry.
>
Ok. Thanks for confirming. I will fixup other suggestions in the patch and send
out a v4.
> >
> > > > > @@ -2625,6 +2671,62 @@ static void blkif_release(struct gendisk *disk, fmode_t mode)
> > > > > mutex_unlock(&blkfront_mutex);
> > > > > }
> > > > >
> > > > > +static int blkfront_freeze(struct xenbus_device *dev)
> > > > > +{
> > > > > + unsigned int i;
> > > > > + struct blkfront_info *info = dev_get_drvdata(&dev->dev);
> > > > > + struct blkfront_ring_info *rinfo;
> > > > > + /* This would be reasonable timeout as used in xenbus_dev_shutdown() */
> > > > > + unsigned int timeout = 5 * HZ;
> > > > > + int err = 0;
> > > > > +
> > > > > + info->connected = BLKIF_STATE_FREEZING;
> > > > > +
> > > > > + blk_mq_freeze_queue(info->rq);
> > > > > + blk_mq_quiesce_queue(info->rq);
> > > >
> > > > Don't you need to also drain the queue and make sure it's empty?
> > > >
> > > blk_mq_freeze_queue and blk_mq_quiesce_queue should take care of running HW queues synchronously
> > > and making sure all the ongoing dispatches have finished. Did I understand your question right?
> >
> > Can you please add some check to that end? (ie: that there are no
> > pending requests on any queue?)
> >
> > Well a check to see if there are any unconsumed responses could be done.
> > I haven't come across use case in my testing where this failed but maybe there are other
> > setups that may cause issue here.
>
> Thanks! It's mostly to be on the safe side if we expect the queues and
> rings to be fully drained.
>
ACK.
> Roger.
Thanks,
Anchal

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