Re: [PATCH] block: fix alignment_offset math that assumes io_min is a power-of-2

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Wed Oct 08 2014 - 18:12:30 EST

On 10/08/2014 04:05 PM, Mike Snitzer wrote:
> The math in both blk_stack_limits() and queue_limit_alignment_offset()
> assume that a block device's io_min (aka minimum_io_size) is always a
> power-of-2. Fix the math such that it works for non-power-of-2 io_min.
> This issue (of alignment_offset != 0) became apparent when testing
> dm-thinp with a thinp blocksize that matches a RAID6 stripesize of
> 1280K. Commit fdfb4c8c1 ("dm thin: set minimum_io_size to pool's data
> block size") unlocked the potential for alignment_offset != 0 due to
> the dm-thin-pool's io_min possibly being a non-power-of-2.

Well that sucks, AND with a mask is considerably cheaper than a MOD...

Jens Axboe

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