Re: [PATCH 1/2] block: export __blk_complete_request
From: Ming Lei
Date: Thu Jun 14 2018 - 22:49:37 EST
On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 10:22 AM, jianchao.wang
> Hi Ming
> On 06/15/2018 10:17 AM, Ming Lei wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:57 AM, Jianchao Wang
>> <jianchao.w.wang@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> After f6e7d48 (block: remove BLK_EH_HANDLED), LLDD is responsible
>>> to complete the timed out request, however, for blk-legacy, the
>>> 'complete' is still marked, blk_complete_request will do nothing,
>>> we export __blk_complete_request for LLDD to complete the request
>>> in timeout path.
>>> Signed-off-by: Jianchao Wang <jianchao.w.wang@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>> block/blk-softirq.c | 1 +
>>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>>> diff --git a/block/blk-softirq.c b/block/blk-softirq.c
>>> index 01e2b35..15c1f5e 100644
>>> --- a/block/blk-softirq.c
>>> +++ b/block/blk-softirq.c
>>> @@ -144,6 +144,7 @@ void __blk_complete_request(struct request *req)
>>> * blk_complete_request - end I/O on a request
>> Looks non-blk-mq timeout code need to convert to ref-counter
>> based approach too?
> IMO, ref-counter is just to fix the blk-mq req life recycle issue.
Just thought of that, it is one blk-mq specific issue.
> It cannot replace the blk_mark_rq_complete which could avoid the race between
> timeout and io completion path.
> Or maybe my understanding is wrong ...
I didn't mean that this patch is unnecessary.
But the question is that given driver has to deal with race between timeout
and normal completion, why don't you follow blk-mq's way to move
the atomic state change into __blk_complete_request()?