From: Fam Zheng <>

The "need_check_timer" is used to clear the "NEED_CHECK" flag in the
image header after a grace period once metadata update has finished. To
comply with the bdrv_drain semantics, we should make sure it remains
deleted once .bdrv_drain is called.

The change to qed_need_check_timer_cb is needed because bdrv_qed_drain
is called after s->bs has been drained, and should not operate on it;
instead it should operate on the BdrvChild-ren exclusively.  Doing so
is easy because QED does not have a bdrv_co_flush_to_os callback, hence
all that is needed to flush it is to ensure writes have reached the disk.

Based on commit df9a681dc9a (which however included some unrelated
hunks, possibly due to a merge failure or an overlooked squash).
The patch was reverted because at the time bdrv_qed_drain could call
qed_plug_allocating_write_reqs while an allocating write was queued.
This however is not possible anymore after the previous patch;
.bdrv_drain is only called after all writes have completed at the
QED level, and its purpose is to trigger metadata writes in bs->file.

Signed-off-by: Fam Zheng <>
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <>
 block/qed.c | 16 +++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/block/qed.c b/block/qed.c
index 3ee879b..1a7ef0a 100644
--- a/block/qed.c
+++ b/block/qed.c
@@ -336,7 +336,7 @@ static void qed_need_check_timer_cb(void *opaque)
     /* Ensure writes are on disk before clearing flag */
-    bdrv_aio_flush(s->bs, qed_clear_need_check, s);
+    bdrv_aio_flush(s->bs->file->bs, qed_clear_need_check, s);
 static void qed_start_need_check_timer(BDRVQEDState *s)
@@ -378,6 +378,19 @@ static void bdrv_qed_attach_aio_context(BlockDriverState 
+static void bdrv_qed_drain(BlockDriverState *bs)
+    BDRVQEDState *s = bs->opaque;
+    /* Fire the timer immediately in order to start doing I/O as soon as the
+     * header is flushed.
+     */
+    if (s->need_check_timer && timer_pending(s->need_check_timer)) {
+        qed_cancel_need_check_timer(s);
+        qed_need_check_timer_cb(s);
+    }
 static int bdrv_qed_open(BlockDriverState *bs, QDict *options, int flags,
                          Error **errp)
@@ -1668,6 +1681,7 @@ static BlockDriver bdrv_qed = {
     .bdrv_check               = bdrv_qed_check,
     .bdrv_detach_aio_context  = bdrv_qed_detach_aio_context,
     .bdrv_attach_aio_context  = bdrv_qed_attach_aio_context,
+    .bdrv_drain               = bdrv_qed_drain,
 static void bdrv_qed_init(void)

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