Re: [PATCH 10/14] blk-mq: initial support for multiple queue maps

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Mon Oct 29 2018 - 16:29:22 EST

On 10/29/18 2:25 PM, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> On Mon, 2018-10-29 at 14:09 -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
>> hctx->type will be set to the value of the first type. This is all driver
>> private, blk-mq could not care less what the value of the type means.
>> As to the other question, it works just fine since that is the queue
>> that is being accessed. There's no confusion there. I think you're
>> misunderstanding how it's seutp. To use nvme as the example, type 0
>> would be reads, 1 writes, and 2 pollable queues. If reads and writes
>> share the same set of hardware queues, then type 1 simply doesn't
>> exist in terms of ->flags_to_type() return value. This is purely
>> driven by the driver. That hook is the only decider of where something
>> will go. If we share hctx sets, we share the same hardware queue as
>> well. There is just the one set for that case.
> How about adding a comment in blk-mq.h that explains that hardware queues can
> be shared among different hardware queue types? I think this is nontrivial and
> deserves a comment.

Sure, I can do that. I guess a key concept that is confusing based on
your above question is that the sets don't have to be consecutive.
It's perfectly valid to have 0 and 2 be the available queues, and
nothing for 1. For example.

BTW, split up the incremental patch, find them here:


Jens Axboe