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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
To: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>, Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>,
	Mike Snitzer <snitzer@redhat.com>,
	Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>, Josef Bacik <josef@toxicpanda.com>,
	Coly Li <colyli@suse.de>,
	linux-block@vger.kernel.org, Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at>,
	dm-devel@redhat.com, linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-mm@kvack.org,
	Johannes Thumshirn <johannes.thumshirn@wdc.com>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org,
	linux-bcache@vger.kernel.org, Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Subject: Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 23/45] block: remove i_bdev
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 17:29:26 +0100
Message-ID: <20201125162926.GA1024@lst.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <X71g4Tm+3RiRg4Gf@mtj.duckdns.org>

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 02:37:05PM -0500, Tejun Heo wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 02:27:29PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > Switch the block device lookup interfaces to directly work with a dev_t
> > so that struct block_device references are only acquired by the
> > blkdev_get variants (and the blk-cgroup special case).  This means that
> > we not don't need an extra reference in the inode and can generally
>      ^
>      now
> > simplify handling of struct block_device to keep the lookups contained
> > in the core block layer code.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
> ...
> > @@ -1689,14 +1599,12 @@ static int blkdev_open(struct inode * inode, struct file * filp)
> >  	if ((filp->f_flags & O_ACCMODE) == 3)
> >  		filp->f_mode |= FMODE_WRITE_IOCTL;
> >  
> > -	bdev = bd_acquire(inode);
> > -	if (bdev == NULL)
> > -		return -ENOMEM;
> > -
> > +	bdev = blkdev_get_by_dev(inode->i_rdev, filp->f_mode, filp);
> > +	if (IS_ERR(bdev))
> > +		return PTR_ERR(bdev);
> >  	filp->f_mapping = bdev->bd_inode->i_mapping;
> >  	filp->f_wb_err = filemap_sample_wb_err(filp->f_mapping);
> > -
> > -	return blkdev_get(bdev, filp->f_mode, filp);
> > +	return 0;
> >  }
> 
> I was wondering whether losing the stale bdev flushing in bd_acquire() would
> cause user-visible behavior changes but can't see how it would given that
> userland has no way of holding onto a specific instance of block inode.
> Maybe it's something worth mentioning in the commit message?

With stale bdev flushing do you mean the call to bd_forget if
i_bdev exists but is unhashed?  It doesn't actually flush anything but
just detaches the old bdev from the inode so that the new one can be
attached.  That problem goes away by definition if we don't attach
the bdev to the inode.

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Thread overview: 90+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-24 13:27 [dm-devel] merge struct block_device and struct hd_struct v2 Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 01/45] blk-cgroup: fix a hd_struct leak in blkcg_fill_root_iostats Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-25  6:41   ` Hannes Reinecke
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 02/45] filemap: consistently use ->f_mapping over ->i_mapping Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:53   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-11-25  6:41   ` Hannes Reinecke
2020-11-25 12:16   ` Jan Kara
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 03/45] fs: remove get_super_thawed and get_super_exclusive_thawed Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-25  6:42   ` Hannes Reinecke
2020-11-25 12:19   ` Jan Kara
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 04/45] fs: simplify freeze_bdev/thaw_bdev Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-25  6:07   ` Chao Yu
2020-11-25 12:29   ` Jan Kara
2020-11-25 16:22     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 05/45] mtip32xx: remove the call to fsync_bdev on removal Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-25 12:31   ` Jan Kara
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 06/45] zram: remove the claim mechanism Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-25 12:37   ` Jan Kara
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 07/45] zram: do not call set_blocksize Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 08/45] loop: " Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-25 13:37   ` Jan Kara
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 09/45] dm: simplify flush_bio initialization in __send_empty_flush Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 10/45] dm: remove the block_device reference in struct mapped_device Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 11/45] block: remove a duplicate __disk_get_part prototype Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 17:36   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 12/45] block: remove a superflous check in blkpg_do_ioctl Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 17:37   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-25 13:39   ` Jan Kara
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 13/45] block: add a bdev_kobj helper Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:41   ` Coly Li
2020-11-24 17:37   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 14/45] block: use disk_part_iter_exit in disk_part_iter_next Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 17:37   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 15/45] block: use put_device in put_disk Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 17:37   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 16/45] block: change the hash used for looking up block devices Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 17:38   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 17/45] init: refactor name_to_dev_t Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 17:38   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 18/45] init: refactor devt_from_partuuid Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 17:38   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 19/45] init: cleanup match_dev_by_uuid and match_dev_by_label Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 17:39   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 20/45] block: refactor __blkdev_put Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 17:41   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 21/45] block: refactor blkdev_get Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 18:03   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 22/45] block: opencode devcgroup_inode_permission Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 18:05   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 23/45] block: remove i_bdev Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:38   ` Coly Li
2020-11-24 19:37   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-25 16:29     ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2020-11-25 20:19       ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 24/45] blk-cgroup: stop abusing get_gendisk Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 19:46   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 25/45] block: reference struct block_device from struct hd_struct Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 21:18   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-25 16:45     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-25 20:20       ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-26  8:16         ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 26/45] block: remove ->bd_contains Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 21:19   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 27/45] block: simplify the block device claiming interface Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 21:19   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 28/45] block: simplify part_to_disk Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 21:20   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 29/45] block: initialize struct block_device in bdev_alloc Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 21:20   ` Tejun Heo
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 30/45] block: remove the nr_sects field in struct hd_struct Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:34   ` Coly Li
2020-11-25  6:10   ` Chao Yu
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 31/45] block: move disk stat accounting to struct block_device Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 32/45] block: move the start_sect field " Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 33/45] block: move the partition_meta_info " Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 34/45] block: move holder_dir " Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 35/45] block: move make_it_fail " Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 36/45] block: move the policy field " Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 37/45] block: allocate struct hd_struct as part of struct bdev_inode Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 38/45] block: switch partition lookup to use struct block_device Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:32   ` Coly Li
2020-11-25  6:11   ` Chao Yu
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 39/45] block: remove the partno field from struct hd_struct Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 40/45] block: pass a block_device to blk_alloc_devt Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 41/45] block: pass a block_device to invalidate_partition Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 42/45] block: switch disk_part_iter_* to use a struct block_device Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 43/45] f2fs: remove a few bd_part checks Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-25  6:12   ` Chao Yu
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 44/45] block: merge struct block_device and struct hd_struct Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-24 13:27 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH 45/45] block: stop using bdget_disk for partition 0 Christoph Hellwig

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