On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 08:53:00AM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> If a driver sets BLK_MQ_F_BLOCKING, it is allowed to block in its
> ->queue_rq() handler. For that case, blk-mq ensures that we always
> calls it from a safe context.
First can you provide a more useful defintion of blocking? Lots of current
drivers will already block in ->queue_rq, mostly to allocate memory.
Second we looked at something similar a few times ago, mosty notably
when converting loop and rbd, and came to the conclusion that
performance sucks when we only have that single per-hctx work struct
for a busy device. I think Ming has done a lot of the benchmarking,
so I've added him to Cc.
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