Re: [PATCH 1/2] virtio-blk: fix hw_queue stopped on arbitrary error

From: Halil Pasic
Date: Tue Feb 18 2020 - 07:35:45 EST

On Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:21:18 +0800
Ming Lei <tom.leiming@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 8:38 PM Halil Pasic <pasic@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Since nobody else is going to restart our hw_queue for us, the
> > blk_mq_start_stopped_hw_queues() is in virtblk_done() is not sufficient
> > necessarily sufficient to ensure that the queue will get started again.
> > In case of global resource outage (-ENOMEM because mapping failure,
> > because of swiotlb full) our virtqueue may be empty and we can get
> > stuck with a stopped hw_queue.
> >
> > Let us not stop the queue on arbitrary errors, but only on -EONSPC which
> > indicates a full virtqueue, where the hw_queue is guaranteed to get
> > started by virtblk_done() before when it makes sense to carry on
> > submitting requests. Let us also remove a stale comment.
> The generic solution may be to stop queue only when there is any
> in-flight request
> not completed.

I think this is a pretty close to that. The queue is stopped only on
ENOSPC, which means virtqueue is full.

> Checking -ENOMEM may not be enough, given -EIO can be returned from
> virtqueue_add()
> too in case of dma map failure.

I'm not checking on -ENOMEM. So the queue would not be stopped on EIO.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding something In any case, please have another
look at the diff, and if your concerns persist please help me understand.

Thanks for having a look!


> Thanks,