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From: SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.com>
To: "Jürgen Groß" <jgross@suse.com>
Cc: SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.com>, <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>,
	<roger.pau@citrix.com>, SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.de>,
	<axboe@kernel.dk>, <aliguori@amazon.com>, <amit@kernel.org>,
	<mheyne@amazon.de>, <pdurrant@amazon.co.uk>,
	<linux-block@vger.kernel.org>, <xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org>,
	<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/3] xen-blkfront: add a parameter for disabling of persistent grants
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:44:44 +0200
Message-ID: <20200922124444.2231-1-sjpark@amazon.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <fdbaf955-0b92-d356-2792-21b27ea1087d@suse.com>

On Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:11:32 +0200 "Jürgen Groß" <jgross@suse.com> wrote:

> On 22.09.20 12:52, SeongJae Park wrote:
> > From: SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.de>
> > 
> > Persistent grants feature provides high scalability.  On some small
> > systems, however, it could incur data copy overheads[1] and thus it is
> > required to be disabled.  It can be disabled from blkback side using a
> > module parameter, 'feature_persistent'.  But, it is impossible from
> > blkfront side.  For the reason, this commit adds a blkfront module
> > parameter for disabling of the feature.
> > 
> > [1] https://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Xen_4.3_Block_Protocol_Scalability
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.de>
> > ---
> >   .../ABI/testing/sysfs-driver-xen-blkfront     |  9 ++++++
> >   drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c                  | 28 +++++++++++++------
> >   2 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> > 
[...]
> > diff --git a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
> > index 91de2e0755ae..49c324f377de 100644
> > --- a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
> > +++ b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
> > @@ -149,6 +149,13 @@ static unsigned int xen_blkif_max_ring_order;
> >   module_param_named(max_ring_page_order, xen_blkif_max_ring_order, int, 0444);
> >   MODULE_PARM_DESC(max_ring_page_order, "Maximum order of pages to be used for the shared ring");
> >   
> > +/* Enable the persistent grants feature. */
> > +static bool feature_persistent = true;
> > +module_param(feature_persistent, bool, 0644);
> > +MODULE_PARM_DESC(feature_persistent,
> > +		"Enables the persistent grants feature");
> > +
> > +
> >   #define BLK_RING_SIZE(info)	\
> >   	__CONST_RING_SIZE(blkif, XEN_PAGE_SIZE * (info)->nr_ring_pages)
> >   
> > @@ -1866,11 +1873,13 @@ static int talk_to_blkback(struct xenbus_device *dev,
> >   		message = "writing protocol";
> >   		goto abort_transaction;
> >   	}
> > -	err = xenbus_printf(xbt, dev->nodename,
> > -			    "feature-persistent", "%u", 1);
> > -	if (err)
> > -		dev_warn(&dev->dev,
> > -			 "writing persistent grants feature to xenbus");
> > +	if (feature_persistent) {
> > +		err = xenbus_printf(xbt, dev->nodename,
> > +				    "feature-persistent", "%u", 1);
> > +		if (err)
> > +			dev_warn(&dev->dev,
> > +				 "writing persistent grants feature to xenbus");
> > +	}
> >   
> >   	err = xenbus_transaction_end(xbt, 0);
> >   	if (err) {
> > @@ -2316,9 +2325,12 @@ static void blkfront_gather_backend_features(struct blkfront_info *info)
> >   	if (xenbus_read_unsigned(info->xbdev->otherend, "feature-discard", 0))
> >   		blkfront_setup_discard(info);
> >   
> > -	info->feature_persistent =
> > -		!!xenbus_read_unsigned(info->xbdev->otherend,
> > -				       "feature-persistent", 0);
> > +	if (feature_persistent)
> > +		info->feature_persistent =
> > +			!!xenbus_read_unsigned(info->xbdev->otherend,
> > +					       "feature-persistent", 0);
> > +	else
> > +		info->feature_persistent = 0;
> >   
> >   	indirect_segments = xenbus_read_unsigned(info->xbdev->otherend,
> >   					"feature-max-indirect-segments", 0);
> > 
> 
> Here you have the same problem as in blkback: feature_persistent could
> change its value between the two tests.

Yes, indeed.  I will fix this in the next version.


Thanks,
SeongJae Park

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Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-22 10:52 [PATCH v2 0/3] xen-blk(back|front): Let users disable " SeongJae Park
2020-09-22 10:52 ` [PATCH v2 1/3] xen-blkback: add a parameter for disabling of " SeongJae Park
2020-09-22 11:12   ` Roger Pau Monné
2020-09-22 11:26     ` SeongJae Park
2020-09-22 11:35       ` Roger Pau Monné
2020-09-22 12:07         ` SeongJae Park
2020-09-22 11:35       ` Jürgen Groß
2020-09-22 12:08         ` SeongJae Park
2020-09-22 10:52 ` [PATCH v2 2/3] xen-blkfront: " SeongJae Park
2020-09-22 12:11   ` Jürgen Groß
2020-09-22 12:44     ` SeongJae Park [this message]
2020-09-22 10:52 ` [PATCH v2 3/3] xen-blkfront: Apply changed parameter name to the document SeongJae Park

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