On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 07:15:09AM -0400, Guoqing Jiang wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> In case we have set DLM_LKF_CONVERT flag for dlm_lock, is it
> possible that the convert
> queue could be NULL or not NULL while perform unlock? I think there
> are two different
> cases would appear when call dlm_unlock:
> 
> 1. the lock logic is in convert stage.
> 2. convert queue is null.
> 
> For 1, seems need to cancel the lock request first
> (dlm_unlock+CANCEL), then call
> dlm_unlock. And just need to call dlm_unlock directly for case 2.
> Please correct me
> if I am wrong.
> 
> And what could happen if cancel a lock which has a empty convert
> queue? Like call
> dlm_unlock+CANCEL for case 2, is something wrong could happen?
> 
> The last question, is there a dlm_unlock_* variant which could do
> unlock finally for
> both case1 and case2 (or does the variant make sense)?

Convert is not a stable state, which means that cancel always involves a
race:  the convert could complete before the cancel is processed.  After
convert has finished, or after cancel has finished, then you know that the
lock is not converting and a simple unlock will work.  I suggest you test
these combinations to see how they behave in practice.  Doing unlock with
FORCEUNLOCK is also an option (that works even if the lock is on the
waiting or convert queue.)  I'd be judicious about using either CANCEL or
FORCEUNLOCK.

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