答复: 答复: 答复: [PATCH RFC] ubi: ubi_wl_get_peb: Replace a limited number of attempts with polling while getting PEB
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chengzhihao Aug. 1, 2019, 1:19 p.m. UTC
I have tested this extreme case(No free PEBs left after creating test volumes) on different type of machines for 100 times. The biggest number of attempts are shown below:

           x86_64     arm64
2-core        4         4
4-core        8         4
8-core        4         4

So, setting the number of attempts to 10 is fine. May I send another PATCH to improve it?

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-----邮件原件-----
发件人: Richard Weinberger [mailto:richard@nod.at] 
发送时间: 2019年8月1日 17:40
收件人: chengzhihao <chengzhihao1@huawei.com>
抄送: zhangyi (F) <yi.zhang@huawei.com>; linux-mtd <linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org>; linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
主题: Re: 答复: 答复: [PATCH RFC] ubi: ubi_wl_get_peb: Replace a limited number of attempts with polling while getting PEB

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>> Do you have numbers how many attempts were needed to get a free block?
> I tested it dozens of times. The biggest number of attempts I've ever 
> had so far is 6. In most cases, it only takes 2 or 3 times.

So raising the retry count to, let's say, 10 would work too?
Having it unbound feels dangerous because it may hide other problems.

Thanks,
//richard

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--- a/drivers/mtd/ubi/fastmap-wl.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/ubi/fastmap-wl.c
@@ -221,12 +221,12 @@  int ubi_wl_get_peb(struct ubi_device *ubi)
 
        if (pool->used == pool->size) {
                spin_unlock(&ubi->wl_lock);
-               if (retried) {
+               retried++;
+               if (retried == 10) {
                        ubi_err(ubi, "Unable to get a free PEB from user WL pool");
                        ret = -ENOSPC;
                        goto out;
                }
-               retried = 1;
                up_read(&ubi->fm_eba_sem);
                ret = produce_free_peb(ubi);
                if (ret < 0) {