Re: [PATCH 21/24] blkcg: make blkcg_print_blkgs() grab q locksinstead of blkcg lock

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Wed Jan 02 2013 - 15:45:18 EST

On Wed, Jan 02, 2013 at 02:27:00PM -0500, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 12:35:43PM -0800, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > Instead of holding blkcg->lock while walking ->blkg_list and executing
> > prfill(), RCU walk ->blkg_list and hold the blkg's queue lock while
> > executing prfill(). This makes prfill() implementations easier as
> > stats are mostly protected by queue lock.
> >
> > This will be used to implement hierarchical stats.
> >
> Hi Tejun,
> I think dropping blkcg->lock might be a problem. Using RCU we have made
> sure that blkg and q are around. But what about blkg->
> We can follow bdi->dev pointer in blkg_dev_name(). I am not sure if we
> ever clear it from q or not when device goes away.

If the queue is dead, it wouldn't have policy enabled bit set which is
tested while holding queue lock, so I don't think it's gonna be a


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