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From: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
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,
	Johannes Thumshirn <johannes.thumshirn@wdc.com>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org,
	linux-bcache@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org
Subject: Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 25/45] block: reference struct block_device from struct hd_struct
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 16:18:49 -0500
Message-ID: <X714udEyPuGarVYp@mtj.duckdns.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201124132751.3747337-26-hch@lst.de>

Hello,

Please see lkml.kernel.org/r/X708BTJ5njtbC2z1@mtj.duckdns.org for a few nits
on the previous version.

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 02:27:31PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> To simplify block device lookup and a few other upcoming areas, make sure
> that we always have a struct block_device available for each disk and
> each partition.  The only downside of this is that each device and
> partition uses a little more memory.  The upside will be that a lot of
> code can be simplified.
> 
> With that all we need to look up the block device is to lookup the inode
> and do a few sanity checks on the gendisk, instead of the separate lookup
> for the gendisk.  These checks are in a new RCU critical section and
> the disk is now freed using kfree_rcu().

I might be confused but am wondering whether RCU is needed. It's currently
used to ensure that gendisk is accessible in the blkdev_get path but
wouldn't it be possible to simply pin gendisk from block_devices? The
gendisk and hd_structs hold the base refs of the block_devices and in turn
the block_devices pin the gendisk. When the gendisk gets deleted, it puts
the base refs of the block devices but stays around while the block devices
are being accessed.

Also, would it make sense to separate out lookup_sem removal? I *think* it's
there to ensure that the same bdev doesn't get associated with old and new
gendisks at the same time but can't wrap my head around how it works
exactly. I can see that this may not be needed once the lifetimes of gendisk
and block_devices are tied together but that may warrant a bit more
explanation.

Thanks.

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tejun

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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
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 [this message]
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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