On 08/09/2017 10:02 AM, Shaohua Li wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 09, 2017 at 06:44:55AM -0500, Goldwyn Rodrigues wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 08/08/2017 03:32 PM, Shaohua Li wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 06:57:58PM -0500, Goldwyn Rodrigues wrote:
>>>> From: Goldwyn Rodrigues <rgold...@suse.com>
>>>>
>>>> Nowait is a feature of direct AIO, where users can request
>>>> to return immediately if the I/O is going to block. This translates
>>>> to REQ_NOWAIT in bio.bi_opf flags. While request based devices
>>>> don't wait, stacked devices such as md/dm will.
>>>>
>>>> In order to explicitly mark stacked devices as supported, we
>>>> set the QUEUE_FLAG_NOWAIT in the queue_flags and return -EAGAIN
>>>> whenever the device would block.
>>>
>>> probably you should route this patch to Jens first, DM/MD are different 
>>> trees.
>>
>> Yes, I have sent it to linux-block as well, and he has commented as well.
>>
>>
>>>  
>>>> Signed-off-by: Goldwyn Rodrigues <rgold...@suse.com>
>>>> ---
>>>>  block/blk-core.c       | 3 ++-
>>>>  include/linux/blkdev.h | 2 ++
>>>>  2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/block/blk-core.c b/block/blk-core.c
>>>> index 970b9c9638c5..1c9a981d88e5 100644
>>>> --- a/block/blk-core.c
>>>> +++ b/block/blk-core.c
>>>> @@ -2025,7 +2025,8 @@ generic_make_request_checks(struct bio *bio)
>>>>     * if queue is not a request based queue.
>>>>     */
>>>>  
>>>> -  if ((bio->bi_opf & REQ_NOWAIT) && !queue_is_rq_based(q))
>>>> +  if ((bio->bi_opf & REQ_NOWAIT) && !queue_is_rq_based(q) &&
>>>> +      !blk_queue_supports_nowait(q))
>>>>            goto not_supported;
>>>>  
>>>>    part = bio->bi_bdev->bd_part;
>>>> diff --git a/include/linux/blkdev.h b/include/linux/blkdev.h
>>>> index 25f6a0cb27d3..fae021ebec1b 100644
>>>> --- a/include/linux/blkdev.h
>>>> +++ b/include/linux/blkdev.h
>>>> @@ -633,6 +633,7 @@ struct request_queue {
>>>>  #define QUEUE_FLAG_REGISTERED  29 /* queue has been registered to a disk 
>>>> */
>>>>  #define QUEUE_FLAG_SCSI_PASSTHROUGH 30    /* queue supports SCSI commands 
>>>> */
>>>>  #define QUEUE_FLAG_QUIESCED    31 /* queue has been quiesced */
>>>> +#define QUEUE_FLAG_NOWAIT      32 /* stack device driver supports 
>>>> REQ_NOWAIT */
>>>>  
>>>>  #define QUEUE_FLAG_DEFAULT        ((1 << QUEUE_FLAG_IO_STAT) |            
>>>> \
>>>>                             (1 << QUEUE_FLAG_STACKABLE)    |       \
>>>> @@ -732,6 +733,7 @@ static inline void queue_flag_clear(unsigned int flag, 
>>>> struct request_queue *q)
>>>>  #define blk_queue_dax(q)  test_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_DAX, &(q)->queue_flags)
>>>>  #define blk_queue_scsi_passthrough(q)     \
>>>>    test_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_SCSI_PASSTHROUGH, &(q)->queue_flags)
>>>> +#define blk_queue_supports_nowait(q)      test_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_NOWAIT, 
>>>> &(q)->queue_flags)
>>>
>>> Should this bit consider under layer disks? For example, one raid array disk
>>> doesn't support NOWAIT, shouldn't we disable NOWAIT for the array?
>>
>> Yes, it should. I will add a check before setting the flag. Thanks.
>> Request-based devices don't wait. So, they would not have this flag set.
>> It is only the bio-based, with the  make_request_fn hook which need this.
>>
>>>  
>>> I have another generic question. If a bio is splitted into 2 bios, one bio
>>> doesn't need to wait but the other need to wait. We will return -EAGAIN for 
>>> the
>>> second bio, so the whole bio will return -EAGAIN, but the first bio is 
>>> already
>>> dispatched to disk. Is this correct behavior?
>>>
>>
>> No, from a multi-device point of view, this is inconsistent. I have
>> tried the request bio returns -EAGAIN before the split, but I shall
>> check again. Where do you see this happening?
> 
> No, this isn't multi-device specific, any driver can do it. Please see 
> blk_queue_split.
> 

In that case, the bio end_io function is chained and the bio of the
split will replicate the error to the parent (if not already set).

-- 
Goldwyn

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