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authorJens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>2006-06-08 08:49:06 +0200
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-06-08 15:14:23 -0700
commitbc1c116974a5c3f498112a6f175d3e4a8cd5bdbc (patch)
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parent26e780e8ef1cc3ef581a07aafe2346bb5a07b4f9 (diff)
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[PATCH] elevator switching race
There's a race between shutting down one io scheduler and firing up the next, in which a new io could enter and cause the io scheduler to be invoked with bad or NULL data. To fix this, we need to maintain the queue lock for a bit longer. Unfortunately we cannot do that, since the elevator init requires to be run without the lock held. This isn't easily fixable, without also changing the mempool API. So split the initialization into two parts, and alloc-init operation and an attach operation. Then we can preallocate the io scheduler and related structures, and run the attach inside the lock after we detach the old one. This patch has survived 30 minutes of 1 second io scheduler switching with a very busy io load. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'block/elevator.c')
-rw-r--r--block/elevator.c55
1 files changed, 34 insertions, 21 deletions
diff --git a/block/elevator.c b/block/elevator.c
index 8768a367fdd..a0afdd317ce 100644
--- a/block/elevator.c
+++ b/block/elevator.c
@@ -121,16 +121,16 @@ static struct elevator_type *elevator_get(const char *name)
return e;
}
-static int elevator_attach(request_queue_t *q, struct elevator_queue *eq)
+static void *elevator_init_queue(request_queue_t *q, struct elevator_queue *eq)
{
- int ret = 0;
+ return eq->ops->elevator_init_fn(q, eq);
+}
+static void elevator_attach(request_queue_t *q, struct elevator_queue *eq,
+ void *data)
+{
q->elevator = eq;
-
- if (eq->ops->elevator_init_fn)
- ret = eq->ops->elevator_init_fn(q, eq);
-
- return ret;
+ eq->elevator_data = data;
}
static char chosen_elevator[16];
@@ -181,6 +181,7 @@ int elevator_init(request_queue_t *q, char *name)
struct elevator_type *e = NULL;
struct elevator_queue *eq;
int ret = 0;
+ void *data;
INIT_LIST_HEAD(&q->queue_head);
q->last_merge = NULL;
@@ -202,10 +203,13 @@ int elevator_init(request_queue_t *q, char *name)
if (!eq)
return -ENOMEM;
- ret = elevator_attach(q, eq);
- if (ret)
+ data = elevator_init_queue(q, eq);
+ if (!data) {
kobject_put(&eq->kobj);
+ return -ENOMEM;
+ }
+ elevator_attach(q, eq, data);
return ret;
}
@@ -722,13 +726,16 @@ int elv_register_queue(struct request_queue *q)
return error;
}
+static void __elv_unregister_queue(elevator_t *e)
+{
+ kobject_uevent(&e->kobj, KOBJ_REMOVE);
+ kobject_del(&e->kobj);
+}
+
void elv_unregister_queue(struct request_queue *q)
{
- if (q) {
- elevator_t *e = q->elevator;
- kobject_uevent(&e->kobj, KOBJ_REMOVE);
- kobject_del(&e->kobj);
- }
+ if (q)
+ __elv_unregister_queue(q->elevator);
}
int elv_register(struct elevator_type *e)
@@ -780,6 +787,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(elv_unregister);
static int elevator_switch(request_queue_t *q, struct elevator_type *new_e)
{
elevator_t *old_elevator, *e;
+ void *data;
/*
* Allocate new elevator
@@ -788,6 +796,12 @@ static int elevator_switch(request_queue_t *q, struct elevator_type *new_e)
if (!e)
return 0;
+ data = elevator_init_queue(q, e);
+ if (!data) {
+ kobject_put(&e->kobj);
+ return 0;
+ }
+
/*
* Turn on BYPASS and drain all requests w/ elevator private data
*/
@@ -806,19 +820,19 @@ static int elevator_switch(request_queue_t *q, struct elevator_type *new_e)
elv_drain_elevator(q);
}
- spin_unlock_irq(q->queue_lock);
-
/*
- * unregister old elevator data
+ * Remember old elevator.
*/
- elv_unregister_queue(q);
old_elevator = q->elevator;
/*
* attach and start new elevator
*/
- if (elevator_attach(q, e))
- goto fail;
+ elevator_attach(q, e, data);
+
+ spin_unlock_irq(q->queue_lock);
+
+ __elv_unregister_queue(old_elevator);
if (elv_register_queue(q))
goto fail_register;
@@ -837,7 +851,6 @@ fail_register:
*/
elevator_exit(e);
e = NULL;
-fail:
q->elevator = old_elevator;
elv_register_queue(q);
clear_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_ELVSWITCH, &q->queue_flags);