1. 02 Mar, 2011 2 commits
    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      block: blk-flush shouldn't call directly into q->request_fn() __blk_run_queue() · 255bb490
      Tejun Heo authored
      blk-flush decomposes a flush into sequence of multiple requests.  On
      completion of a request, the next one is queued; however, block layer
      must not implicitly call into q->request_fn() directly from completion
      path.  This makes the queue behave unexpectedly when seen from the
      drivers and violates the assumption that q->request_fn() is called
      with process context + queue_lock.
      This patch makes blk-flush the following two changes to make sure
      q->request_fn() is not called directly from request completion path.
      - blk_flush_complete_seq_end_io() now asks __blk_run_queue() to always
        use kblockd instead of calling directly into q->request_fn().
      - queue_next_fseq() uses ELEVATOR_INSERT_REQUEUE instead of
        ELEVATOR_INSERT_FRONT so that elv_insert() doesn't try to unplug the
        request queue directly.
      Reported by Jan in the following threads.
      stable: applicable to v2.6.37.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Reported-by: default avatarJan Beulich <JBeulich@novell.com>
      Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
      Cc: stable@kernel.org
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>
    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      block: add @force_kblockd to __blk_run_queue() · 1654e741
      Tejun Heo authored
      __blk_run_queue() automatically either calls q->request_fn() directly
      or schedules kblockd depending on whether the function is recursed.
      blk-flush implementation needs to be able to explicitly choose
      kblockd.  Add @force_kblockd.
      All the current users are converted to specify %false for the
      parameter and this patch doesn't introduce any behavior change.
      stable: This is prerequisite for fixing ide oops caused by the new
              blk-flush implementation.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Cc: Jan Beulich <JBeulich@novell.com>
      Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>
      Cc: stable@kernel.org
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>
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