archive mirror
 help / color / mirror / Atom feed
* [PATCH v2] block: fix the problem of io_ticks becoming smaller
@ 2021-07-05 13:38 brookxu
  0 siblings, 0 replies; only message in thread
From: brookxu @ 2021-07-05 13:38 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: axboe; +Cc: linux-block, linux-kernel

From: Chunguang Xu <>

Before the wraparound occurs, the value of io_ticks should
be monotonically increasing, but we sometimes find that io_ticks
will become smaller, which leads to abnormal values in monitoring
tools. On the IO submission path, blk_account_io_start() may
interrupt the system interruption. When the interruption returns,
the value of part->stamp may have been updated by other cores, so
the time value now collected before the interruption may be less
than part->stamp, and then make the calculated value of io_ticks
become smaller. Therefore, when now is less than part->stamp, we
should do nothing.

v2: sorry, fix compile error due to the missed ')'

Signed-off-by: Chunguang Xu <>
 block/blk-core.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/block/blk-core.c b/block/blk-core.c
index 514838c..bbf56ae 100644
--- a/block/blk-core.c
+++ b/block/blk-core.c
@@ -1243,7 +1243,7 @@ static void update_io_ticks(struct block_device *part, unsigned long now,
 	unsigned long stamp;
 	stamp = READ_ONCE(part->bd_stamp);
-	if (unlikely(stamp != now)) {
+	if (unlikely(time_after(now, stamp))) {
 		if (likely(cmpxchg(&part->bd_stamp, stamp, now) == stamp))
 			__part_stat_add(part, io_ticks, end ? now - stamp : 1);

^ permalink raw reply related	[flat|nested] only message in thread

only message in thread, other threads:[~2021-07-05 13:39 UTC | newest]

Thread overview: (only message) (download: mbox.gz / follow: Atom feed)
-- links below jump to the message on this page --
2021-07-05 13:38 [PATCH v2] block: fix the problem of io_ticks becoming smaller brookxu

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for NNTP newsgroup(s).