Re: [PATCH] libnvdimm: rework region badblocks clearing

From: Kani, Toshimitsu
Date: Mon May 01 2017 - 17:27:07 EST

On Sun, 2017-04-30 at 05:39 -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> Toshi noticed that the new support for a region-level badblocks
> missed the case where errors are cleared due to BTT I/O.
> An initial attempt to fix this ran into a "sleeping while atomic"
> warning due to taking the nvdimm_bus_lock() in the BTT I/O path to
> satisfy the locking requirements of __nvdimm_bus_badblocks_clear().
> However, that lock is not needed since we are not acting any data
> that is subject to change due to a change of state of the bus /
> region. The badblocks instance has its own internal lock to handle
> mutations of the error list.
> So, to make it clear that we are just acting on region devices and
> don't need the lock rename __nvdimm_bus_badblocks_clear() to
> nvdimm_clear_badblocks_regions(). Eliminate the lock and consolidate
> all routines in drivers/nvdimm/bus.c. Also, make some cleanups to
> remove unnecessary casts, make the calling convention of
> nvdimm_clear_badblocks_regions() clearer by replacing struct resource
> with the minimal struct clear_badblocks_context, and use the
> DEVICE_ATTR macro.
> Cc: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@xxxxxxxxx>
> Reported-by: Toshi Kani <toshi.kani@xxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@xxxxxxxxx>

Confirmed that the clear path to the region-level badblocks works with
the btt workaround and ndctl fix.

Tested-by: Toshi Kani <toshi.kani@xxxxxxx>