Re: [PATCH v2] blk: improve order of bio handling in generic_make_request()
From: Lars Ellenberg
Date: Fri Mar 10 2017 - 07:34:22 EST
> --- a/block/blk-core.c
> +++ b/block/blk-core.c
> @@ -1975,7 +1975,14 @@ generic_make_request_checks(struct bio *bio)
> blk_qc_t generic_make_request(struct bio *bio)
> - struct bio_list bio_list_on_stack;
> + /*
> + * bio_list_on_stack contains bios submitted by the current
> + * make_request_fn.
> + * bio_list_on_stack contains bios that were submitted before
> + * the current make_request_fn, but that haven't been processed
> + * yet.
> + */
> + struct bio_list bio_list_on_stack;
> blk_qc_t ret = BLK_QC_T_NONE;
May I suggest that, if you intend to assign something that is not a
plain &(struct bio_list), but a &(struct bio_list),
you change the task member so it is renamed (current->bio_list vs
current->bio_lists, plural, is what I did last year).
Or you will break external modules, silently, and horribly (or,
rather, they won't notice, but break the kernel).
Examples of such modules would be DRBD, ZFS, quite possibly others.