[PATCH 1/2] virtio-blk: limit number of hw queues by nr_cpu_ids

From: Dongli Zhang
Date: Wed Mar 27 2019 - 06:33:03 EST

When tag_set->nr_maps is 1, the block layer limits the number of hw queues
by nr_cpu_ids. No matter how many hw queues are used by virtio-blk, as it
has (tag_set->nr_maps == 1), it can use at most nr_cpu_ids hw queues.

In addition, specifically for pci scenario, when the 'num-queues' specified
by qemu is more than maxcpus, virtio-blk would not be able to allocate more
than maxcpus vectors in order to have a vector for each queue. As a result,
it falls back into MSI-X with one vector for config and one shared for

Considering above reasons, this patch limits the number of hw queues used
by virtio-blk by nr_cpu_ids.

Signed-off-by: Dongli Zhang <dongli.zhang@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/block/virtio_blk.c | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c b/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
index 4bc083b..b83cb45 100644
--- a/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
+++ b/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
@@ -513,6 +513,8 @@ static int init_vq(struct virtio_blk *vblk)
if (err)
num_vqs = 1;

+ num_vqs = min_t(unsigned int, nr_cpu_ids, num_vqs);
vblk->vqs = kmalloc_array(num_vqs, sizeof(*vblk->vqs), GFP_KERNEL);
if (!vblk->vqs)
return -ENOMEM;