Patchwork [3/5] lguest: replace VIRTIO_F_BARRIER support with VIRTIO_F_FLUSH support

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Submitter Tejun Heo
Date Aug. 19, 2010, 3:15 p.m.
Message ID <4C6D4A9D.1020400@kernel.org>
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Permalink /patch/62179/
State Not Applicable
Delegated to: David Miller
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Tejun Heo - Aug. 19, 2010, 3:15 p.m.
VIRTIO_F_BARRIER is deprecated.  Replace it with VIRTIO_F_FLUSH
support.

Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
---
FUA support dropped as suggested by Christoph.  Rusty, can you please
ack this version too?  I tested it with the updated virtio_blk and it
works fine.

Thanks.

 Documentation/lguest/lguest.c |   29 +++++++++--------------------
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)

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Patch

Index: block/Documentation/lguest/lguest.c
===================================================================
--- block.orig/Documentation/lguest/lguest.c
+++ block/Documentation/lguest/lguest.c
@@ -1639,15 +1639,6 @@  static void blk_request(struct virtqueue
 	off = out->sector * 512;

 	/*
-	 * The block device implements "barriers", where the Guest indicates
-	 * that it wants all previous writes to occur before this write.  We
-	 * don't have a way of asking our kernel to do a barrier, so we just
-	 * synchronize all the data in the file.  Pretty poor, no?
-	 */
-	if (out->type & VIRTIO_BLK_T_BARRIER)
-		fdatasync(vblk->fd);
-
-	/*
 	 * In general the virtio block driver is allowed to try SCSI commands.
 	 * It'd be nice if we supported eject, for example, but we don't.
 	 */
@@ -1679,6 +1670,13 @@  static void blk_request(struct virtqueue
 			/* Die, bad Guest, die. */
 			errx(1, "Write past end %llu+%u", off, ret);
 		}
+
+		wlen = sizeof(*in);
+		*in = (ret >= 0 ? VIRTIO_BLK_S_OK : VIRTIO_BLK_S_IOERR);
+	} else if (out->type & VIRTIO_BLK_T_FLUSH) {
+		/* Flush */
+		ret = fdatasync(vblk->fd);
+		verbose("FLUSH fdatasync: %i\n", ret);
 		wlen = sizeof(*in);
 		*in = (ret >= 0 ? VIRTIO_BLK_S_OK : VIRTIO_BLK_S_IOERR);
 	} else {
@@ -1702,15 +1700,6 @@  static void blk_request(struct virtqueue
 		}
 	}

-	/*
-	 * OK, so we noted that it was pretty poor to use an fdatasync as a
-	 * barrier.  But Christoph Hellwig points out that we need a sync
-	 * *afterwards* as well: "Barriers specify no reordering to the front
-	 * or the back."  And Jens Axboe confirmed it, so here we are:
-	 */
-	if (out->type & VIRTIO_BLK_T_BARRIER)
-		fdatasync(vblk->fd);
-
 	/* Finished that request. */
 	add_used(vq, head, wlen);
 }
@@ -1735,8 +1724,8 @@  static void setup_block_file(const char
 	vblk->fd = open_or_die(filename, O_RDWR|O_LARGEFILE);
 	vblk->len = lseek64(vblk->fd, 0, SEEK_END);

-	/* We support barriers. */
-	add_feature(dev, VIRTIO_BLK_F_BARRIER);
+	/* We support FLUSH. */
+	add_feature(dev, VIRTIO_BLK_F_FLUSH);

 	/* Tell Guest how many sectors this device has. */
 	conf.capacity = cpu_to_le64(vblk->len / 512);