Patchwork [v2,1/3] block: add a non-queueable flush flag

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Submitter Shaohua Li
Date May 4, 2011, 8:17 a.m.
Message ID <20110504082115.093981766@sli10-conroe.sh.intel.com>
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Permalink /patch/93990/
State Not Applicable
Delegated to: David Miller
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Shaohua Li - May 4, 2011, 8:17 a.m.
flush request isn't queueable in some drives. Add a flag to let driver
notify block layer about this. We can optimize flush performance with the
knowledge.

Signed-off-by: Shaohua Li <shaohua.li@intel.com>
---
 include/linux/blkdev.h |   11 +++++++++++
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)


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Tejun Heo - May 4, 2011, 9:05 a.m.
Hello,

On Wed, May 04, 2011 at 04:17:26PM +0800, shaohua.li@intel.com wrote:
> flush request isn't queueable in some drives. Add a flag to let driver
> notify block layer about this. We can optimize flush performance with the
> knowledge.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Shaohua Li <shaohua.li@intel.com>
> ---
>  include/linux/blkdev.h |   11 +++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)
> 
> Index: linux/include/linux/blkdev.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux.orig/include/linux/blkdev.h	2011-05-04 14:23:42.000000000 +0800
> +++ linux/include/linux/blkdev.h	2011-05-04 14:24:40.000000000 +0800
> @@ -364,6 +364,7 @@ struct request_queue
>  	 * for flush operations
>  	 */
>  	unsigned int		flush_flags;
> +	unsigned int		flush_not_queueable:1;
>  	unsigned int		flush_pending_idx:1;
>  	unsigned int		flush_running_idx:1;
>  	unsigned long		flush_pending_since;
> @@ -549,6 +550,16 @@ static inline void blk_clear_queue_full(
>  		queue_flag_clear(QUEUE_FLAG_ASYNCFULL, q);
>  }
>  
> +static inline void blk_set_queue_flush_queueable(struct request_queue *q,
> +		bool queueable)
> +{
> +	q->flush_not_queueable = !queueable;
> +}
> +
> +static inline bool blk_queue_flush_queueable(struct request_queue *q)
> +{
> +	return !q->flush_not_queueable;
> +}

In the block layer, these setters live in block/blk-settings.c and
usually don't have _set in their names.

Also, negation in the interface is slightly bothering but I can't
think of better name meaning !queueable either, so unless someone can
come up with better name, it should do, I think.

Thank you.

Patch

Index: linux/include/linux/blkdev.h
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/include/linux/blkdev.h	2011-05-04 14:23:42.000000000 +0800
+++ linux/include/linux/blkdev.h	2011-05-04 14:24:40.000000000 +0800
@@ -364,6 +364,7 @@  struct request_queue
 	 * for flush operations
 	 */
 	unsigned int		flush_flags;
+	unsigned int		flush_not_queueable:1;
 	unsigned int		flush_pending_idx:1;
 	unsigned int		flush_running_idx:1;
 	unsigned long		flush_pending_since;
@@ -549,6 +550,16 @@  static inline void blk_clear_queue_full(
 		queue_flag_clear(QUEUE_FLAG_ASYNCFULL, q);
 }
 
+static inline void blk_set_queue_flush_queueable(struct request_queue *q,
+		bool queueable)
+{
+	q->flush_not_queueable = !queueable;
+}
+
+static inline bool blk_queue_flush_queueable(struct request_queue *q)
+{
+	return !q->flush_not_queueable;
+}
 
 /*
  * mergeable request must not have _NOMERGE or _BARRIER bit set, nor may