Patchwork [v5,1/2] block: skip elevator data initialization for flush requests

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Submitter Mike Snitzer
Date Feb. 4, 2011, 4:58 p.m.
Message ID <20110204165839.GA2630@redhat.com>
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Permalink /patch/81919/
State New
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Mike Snitzer - Feb. 4, 2011, 4:58 p.m.
Skip elevator initialization for flush requests by passing priv=0 to
blk_alloc_request() in get_request().  As such elv_set_request() is
never called for flush requests.

Signed-off-by: Mike Snitzer <snitzer@redhat.com>
---
 block/blk-core.c |   29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

v5: introduces blk_rq_should_init_elevator() to abstract the elevator
    initialization decision to promote future reuse and clarity.

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Patch

Index: linux-2.6/block/blk-core.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/block/blk-core.c
+++ linux-2.6/block/blk-core.c
@@ -753,6 +753,25 @@  static void freed_request(struct request
 }
 
 /*
+ * Determine if elevator data should be initialized when allocating the
+ * request associated with @bio.
+ */
+static bool blk_rq_should_init_elevator(struct bio *bio)
+{
+	if (!bio)
+		return true;
+
+	/*
+	 * Flush requests do not use the elevator so skip initialization.
+	 * This allows a request to share the flush and elevator data.
+	 */
+	if (bio->bi_rw & (REQ_FLUSH | REQ_FUA))
+		return false;
+
+	return true;
+}
+
+/*
  * Get a free request, queue_lock must be held.
  * Returns NULL on failure, with queue_lock held.
  * Returns !NULL on success, with queue_lock *not held*.
@@ -764,7 +783,7 @@  static struct request *get_request(struc
 	struct request_list *rl = &q->rq;
 	struct io_context *ioc = NULL;
 	const bool is_sync = rw_is_sync(rw_flags) != 0;
-	int may_queue, priv;
+	int may_queue, priv = 0;
 
 	may_queue = elv_may_queue(q, rw_flags);
 	if (may_queue == ELV_MQUEUE_NO)
@@ -808,9 +827,11 @@  static struct request *get_request(struc
 	rl->count[is_sync]++;
 	rl->starved[is_sync] = 0;
 
-	priv = !test_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_ELVSWITCH, &q->queue_flags);
-	if (priv)
-		rl->elvpriv++;
+	if (blk_rq_should_init_elevator(bio)) {
+		priv = !test_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_ELVSWITCH, &q->queue_flags);
+		if (priv)
+			rl->elvpriv++;
+	}
 
 	if (blk_queue_io_stat(q))
 		rw_flags |= REQ_IO_STAT;