Re: [PATCH] blkcg: handle dying request_queue when associating a blkg

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 - 19:44:04 EST

On 12/11/18 4:03 PM, Dennis Zhou wrote:
> Between v3 [1] and v4 [2] of the blkg association series, the
> association point moved from generic_make_request_checks(), which is
> called after the request enters the queue, to bio_set_dev(), which is when
> the bio is formed before submit_bio(). When the request_queue goes away,
> the blkgs supporting the request_queue are destroyed and then the
> q->root_blkg is set to %NULL.
> This patch adds a %NULL check to blkg_tryget_closest() to prevent the
> NPE caused by the above. It also adds a guard to see if the
> request_queue is dying when creating a blkg to prevent creating a blkg
> for a dead request_queue.

Applied, thanks Dennis.

Jens Axboe