Commit 52d7f1b5 authored by Bart Van Assche's avatar Bart Van Assche Committed by Jens Axboe
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blk-mq: Avoid that requeueing starts stopped queues

Since blk_mq_requeue_work() starts stopped queues and since
execution of this function can be scheduled after a queue has
been stopped it is not possible to stop queues without using
an additional state variable to track whether or not the queue
has been stopped. Hence modify blk_mq_requeue_work() such that it
does not start stopped queues. My conclusion after a review of
the blk_mq_stop_hw_queues() and blk_mq_{delay_,}kick_requeue_list()
callers is as follows:
* In the dm driver starting and stopping queues should only happen
  if __dm_suspend() or __dm_resume() is called and not if the
  requeue list is processed.
* In the SCSI core queue stopping and starting should only be
  performed by the scsi_internal_device_block() and
  scsi_internal_device_unblock() functions but not by any other
  function. Although the blk_mq_stop_hw_queue() call in
  scsi_queue_rq() may help to reduce CPU load if a LLD queue is
  full, figuring out whether or not a queue should be restarted
  when requeueing a command would require to introduce additional
  locking in scsi_mq_requeue_cmd() to avoid a race with
  scsi_internal_device_block(). Avoid this complexity by removing
  the blk_mq_stop_hw_queue() call from scsi_queue_rq().
* In the NVMe core only the functions that call
  blk_mq_start_stopped_hw_queues() explicitly should start stopped
* A blk_mq_start_stopped_hwqueues() call must be added in the
  xen-blkfront driver in its blkif_recover() function.
Signed-off-by: default avatarBart Van Assche <>
Cc: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <>
Cc: Roger Pau Monné <>
Cc: Mike Snitzer <>
Cc: James Bottomley <>
Cc: Martin K. Petersen <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarSagi Grimberg <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <>
parent 2253efc8
......@@ -501,11 +501,7 @@ static void blk_mq_requeue_work(struct work_struct *work)
blk_mq_insert_request(rq, false, false, false);
* Use the start variant of queue running here, so that running
* the requeue work will kick stopped queues.
blk_mq_run_hw_queues(q, false);
void blk_mq_add_to_requeue_list(struct request *rq, bool at_head)
......@@ -2045,6 +2045,7 @@ static int blkif_recover(struct blkfront_info *info)
BUG_ON(req->nr_phys_segments > segs);
blk_mq_start_stopped_hw_queues(info->rq, true);
while ((bio = bio_list_pop(&info->bio_list)) != NULL) {
......@@ -338,12 +338,7 @@ static void dm_old_requeue_request(struct request *rq)
static void __dm_mq_kick_requeue_list(struct request_queue *q, unsigned long msecs)
unsigned long flags;
spin_lock_irqsave(q->queue_lock, flags);
if (!blk_queue_stopped(q))
blk_mq_delay_kick_requeue_list(q, msecs);
spin_unlock_irqrestore(q->queue_lock, flags);
blk_mq_delay_kick_requeue_list(q, msecs);
void dm_mq_kick_requeue_list(struct mapped_device *md)
......@@ -1952,7 +1952,6 @@ static int scsi_queue_rq(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx,
switch (ret) {
if (atomic_read(&sdev->device_busy) == 0 &&
blk_mq_delay_queue(hctx, SCSI_QUEUE_DELAY);
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