Re: [PATCH 1/1] [virt] virtio-blk: Use ida to allocate disk index

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Mon Oct 24 2011 - 06:02:27 EST

On 2011-10-24 12:02, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 12:12:20PM +0200, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 09, 2011 at 06:41:56AM -0400, Mark Wu wrote:
>>> On 06/09/2011 05:14 AM, Tejun Heo wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> On Thu, Jun 09, 2011 at 08:51:05AM +0930, Rusty Russell wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, 08 Jun 2011 09:08:29 -0400, Mark Wu <dwu@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi Rusty,
>>>>>> Yes, I can't figure out an instance of disk probing in parallel either, but as
>>>>>> per the following commit, I think we still need use lock for safety. What's your opinion?
>>>>>> commit 4034cc68157bfa0b6622efe368488d3d3e20f4e6
>>>>>> Author: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> Date: Sat Feb 21 11:04:45 2009 +0900
>>>>>> [SCSI] sd: revive sd_index_lock
>>>>>> Commit f27bac2761cab5a2e212dea602d22457a9aa6943 which converted sd to
>>>>>> use ida instead of idr incorrectly removed sd_index_lock around id
>>>>>> allocation and free. idr/ida do have internal locks but they protect
>>>>>> their free object lists not the allocation itself. The caller is
>>>>>> responsible for that. This missing synchronization led to the same id
>>>>>> being assigned to multiple devices leading to oops.
>>>>> I'm confused. Tejun, Greg, anyone can probes happen in parallel?
>>>>> If so, I'll have to review all my drivers.
>>>> Unless async is explicitly used, probe happens sequentially. IOW, if
>>>> there's no async_schedule() call, things won't happen in parallel.
>>>> That said, I think it wouldn't be such a bad idea to protect ida with
>>>> spinlock regardless unless the probe code explicitly requires
>>>> serialization.
>>>> Thanks.
>>> Since virtio blk driver doesn't use async probe, it needn't use spinlock to protect ida.
>>> So remove the lock from patch.
>>> >From fbb396df9dbf8023f1b268be01b43529a3993d57 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
>>> From: Mark Wu <dwu@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 06:34:07 -0400
>>> Subject: [PATCH 1/1] [virt] virtio-blk: Use ida to allocate disk index
>>> Current index allocation in virtio-blk is based on a monotonically
>>> increasing variable "index". It could cause some confusion about disk
>>> name in the case of hot-plugging disks. And it's impossible to find the
>>> lowest available index by just maintaining a simple index. So it's
>>> changed to use ida to allocate index via referring to the index
>>> allocation in scsi disk.
>>> Signed-off-by: Mark Wu <dwu@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Acked-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> This got lost in the noise and missed 3.1 which is unfortunate.
>> How about we apply this as is and look at cleanups as a next step?
> Rusty, any opinion on merging this for 3.2?
> I expect merge window will open right after the summit,

I can toss it into for-3.2/drivers, if there's consensus to do that now.

Jens Axboe

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