[PATCH 3.12 118/122] dm: do not call dm_sync_table() when creating new devices

From: Jiri Slaby
Date: Tue Feb 17 2015 - 06:37:05 EST

From: Hannes Reinecke <hare@xxxxxxx>

3.12-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


commit 41abc4e1af369bb5438eaee398e3beee690cc8ca upstream.

When creating new devices dm_sync_table() calls
synchronize_rcu_expedited(), causing _all_ pending RCU pointers to be
flushed. This causes a latency overhead that is especially noticeable
when creating lots of devices.

And all of this is pointless as there are no old maps to be
disconnected, and hence no stale pointers which would need to be
cleared up.

Signed-off-by: Hannes Reinecke <hare@xxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Mike Snitzer <snitzer@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@xxxxxxx>
drivers/md/dm.c | 9 ++++++---
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/md/dm.c b/drivers/md/dm.c
index a562d5a4fa9d..2f03e8e10c24 100644
--- a/drivers/md/dm.c
+++ b/drivers/md/dm.c
@@ -2253,7 +2253,8 @@ static struct dm_table *__bind(struct mapped_device *md, struct dm_table *t,
set_bit(DMF_MERGE_IS_OPTIONAL, &md->flags);
clear_bit(DMF_MERGE_IS_OPTIONAL, &md->flags);
- dm_sync_table(md);
+ if (old_map)
+ dm_sync_table(md);

return old_map;
@@ -2694,7 +2695,8 @@ int dm_suspend(struct mapped_device *md, unsigned suspend_flags)
* flush_workqueue(md->wq).
set_bit(DMF_BLOCK_IO_FOR_SUSPEND, &md->flags);
- synchronize_srcu(&md->io_barrier);
+ if (map)
+ synchronize_srcu(&md->io_barrier);

* Stop md->queue before flushing md->wq in case request-based
@@ -2714,7 +2716,8 @@ int dm_suspend(struct mapped_device *md, unsigned suspend_flags)

if (noflush)
clear_bit(DMF_NOFLUSH_SUSPENDING, &md->flags);
- synchronize_srcu(&md->io_barrier);
+ if (map)
+ synchronize_srcu(&md->io_barrier);

/* were we interrupted ? */
if (r < 0) {

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