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From: Christoph Hellwig <>
To: Daniel Wagner <>
	Christoph Hellwig <>, Sagi Grimberg <>,
	Johannes Thumshirn <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] nvmet: Always remove processed AER elements from list
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:51:27 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 04:24:18PM +0100, Daniel Wagner wrote:
> All async events are enqueued via nvmet_add_async_event() which
> updates the ctrl->async_event_cmds[] array and additionally an struct
> nvmet_async_event is added to the ctrl->async_events list.
> Under normal operations the nvmet_async_event_work() updates again the
> ctrl->async_event_cmds and removes the corresponding struct
> nvmet_async_event from the list again. Though nvmet_sq_destroy() could
> be called which calles nvmet_async_events_free() which only updates
> the ctrl->async_event_cmds[] array.
> Add a new function nvmet_async_events_process() which processes the
> async events and updates both array and the list. With this we avoid
> having two places where the array and list are modified.

I don't think this patch is correct.  We can have AEN commands pending
that aren't used - that is the host sent the command, but the target
did not have even event yet.  That means the command sits in
async_event_cmds, but there is no entry in >async_events for it yet.

That being said I think what we want is to do the loop in your new
nvmet_async_events_free first, but after that still call the loop in
the existing nvmet_async_events_free after that.  That ensures we first
flush out everything in ->async_events, and then also return any
potential remaining entry.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-10-31 14:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-30 15:24 [RFC] nvmet: Always remove processed AER elements from list Daniel Wagner
2019-10-30 19:58 ` Chaitanya Kulkarni
2019-10-31  7:06   ` Johannes Thumshirn
2019-10-31 14:51 ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2019-11-03 18:55   ` Chaitanya Kulkarni
2019-11-03 19:48     ` Chaitanya Kulkarni
2019-11-03 20:14       ` Chaitanya Kulkarni

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