Re: [PATCH] block: tolerate 0 byte discard_granularity in __blkdev_issue_discard()
From: Johannes Thumshirn
Date: Tue Aug 04 2020 - 10:40:15 EST
On 04/08/2020 16:37, Johannes Thumshirn wrote:
> On 04/08/2020 16:34, Coly Li wrote:
>> On 2020/8/4 22:31, Johannes Thumshirn wrote:
>>> On 04/08/2020 16:23, Coly Li wrote:
>>>> This is the procedure to reproduce the panic,
>>>> # modprobe scsi_debug delay=0 dev_size_mb=2048 max_queue=1
>>>> # losetup -f /dev/nvme0n1 --direct-io=on
>>>> # blkdiscard /dev/loop0 -o 0 -l 0x200
>>> losetup -f /dev/sdX isn't it?
>> In my case, I use a NVMe SSD as the backing device of the loop device.
>> Because I don't have a scsi lun.
>> And loading scsi_debug module seems necessary, otherwise the discard
>> process just hang and I cannot see the kernel panic (I don't know why yet).
> OK, now that's highly interesting. Does it also happen if you back loop with
> a file? loop_config_discard() has different cases for the different backing devices/files. S
Damn I didn't want to hit sent....
Does this (untested) change make a difference:
diff --git a/drivers/block/loop.c b/drivers/block/loop.c
index 475e1a738560..8a07a89d702e 100644
@@ -895,6 +895,9 @@ static void loop_config_discard(struct loop_device *lo)
+ q->limits.discard_granularity =
* We use punch hole to reclaim the free space used by the
* image a.k.a. discard. However we do not support discard if