[PATCH -block/for-next 0/2] blktrace: bio-based device tracing improvement v3

From: Namhyung Kim
Date: Tue Dec 27 2011 - 09:28:49 EST


The blktrace is used to report block device activities to user space
using kernel tracepoint but it was focused to block I/O request struct.
Thus bio-based devices (i.e. loop, ram, md, ...) which don't make use
of the request structure could not be supported well - the tool only
can detect a limited number of events such as queuing, cloning and
remapping but it cannot know when the I/O activity is completed.

bio_endio(), the I/O completion callback, can be used to fix this
problem by adding appropriate tracepoint in it. However it was called
from other paths too (normal request-based block devices and some of
nested block I/O handling routines) so that we should recognize such
cases to prevent duplicated reports. In this series, BIO_IN_FLIGHT flag
is introduced and used for that purpose.

Note that (bio-based) dm already supported completion report by adding
the tracepoint into the path manually. With this patches, it will be
converted to use generic mechanism.

Changes from v2:
* rebased on current block/for-next

Changes from v1:
* kill __bio_endio()
* use BIO_IN_FLIGHT flag

Any feedbacks are welcome.


Namhyung Kim (2):
block: introduce BIO_IN_FLIGHT flag
block: don't export block_bio_complete tracepoint

block/blk-core.c | 6 +++++-
drivers/md/dm.c | 1 -
fs/bio.c | 7 +++++++
include/linux/blk_types.h | 1 +
4 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


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