aboutsummaryrefslogtreecommitdiff
path: root/include/linux/iocontext.h
diff options
context:
space:
mode:
authorTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>2011-12-14 00:33:38 +0100
committerJens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>2011-12-14 00:33:38 +0100
commit6e736be7f282fff705db7c34a15313281b372a76 (patch)
tree1683e00e073ee4bd3027798f92ae2d368404d44b /include/linux/iocontext.h
parent42ec57a8f68311bbbf4ff96a5d33c8a2e90b9d05 (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-stable-6e736be7f282fff705db7c34a15313281b372a76.tar.gz
block: make ioc get/put interface more conventional and fix race on alloction
Ignoring copy_io() during fork, io_context can be allocated from two places - current_io_context() and set_task_ioprio(). The former is always called from local task while the latter can be called from different task. The synchornization between them are peculiar and dubious. * current_io_context() doesn't grab task_lock() and assumes that if it saw %NULL ->io_context, it would stay that way until allocation and assignment is complete. It has smp_wmb() between alloc/init and assignment. * set_task_ioprio() grabs task_lock() for assignment and does smp_read_barrier_depends() between "ioc = task->io_context" and "if (ioc)". Unfortunately, this doesn't achieve anything - the latter is not a dependent load of the former. ie, if ioc itself were being dereferenced "ioc->xxx", it would mean something (not sure what tho) but as the code currently stands, the dependent read barrier is noop. As only one of the the two test-assignment sequences is task_lock() protected, the task_lock() can't do much about race between the two. Nothing prevents current_io_context() and set_task_ioprio() allocating its own ioc for the same task and overwriting the other's. Also, set_task_ioprio() can race with exiting task and create a new ioc after exit_io_context() is finished. ioc get/put doesn't have any reason to be complex. The only hot path is accessing the existing ioc of %current, which is simple to achieve given that ->io_context is never destroyed as long as the task is alive. All other paths can happily go through task_lock() like all other task sub structures without impacting anything. This patch updates ioc get/put so that it becomes more conventional. * alloc_io_context() is replaced with get_task_io_context(). This is the only interface which can acquire access to ioc of another task. On return, the caller has an explicit reference to the object which should be put using put_io_context() afterwards. * The functionality of current_io_context() remains the same but when creating a new ioc, it shares the code path with get_task_io_context() and always goes through task_lock(). * get_io_context() now means incrementing ref on an ioc which the caller already has access to (be that an explicit refcnt or implicit %current one). * PF_EXITING inhibits creation of new io_context and once exit_io_context() is finished, it's guaranteed that both ioc acquisition functions return %NULL. * All users are updated. Most are trivial but smp_read_barrier_depends() removal from cfq_get_io_context() needs a bit of explanation. I suppose the original intention was to ensure ioc->ioprio is visible when set_task_ioprio() allocates new io_context and installs it; however, this wouldn't have worked because set_task_ioprio() doesn't have wmb between init and install. There are other problems with this which will be fixed in another patch. * While at it, use NUMA_NO_NODE instead of -1 for wildcard node specification. -v2: Vivek spotted contamination from debug patch. Removed. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Cc: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/linux/iocontext.h')
-rw-r--r--include/linux/iocontext.h4
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/iocontext.h b/include/linux/iocontext.h
index 8a6ecb66346f..28bb621ef5a2 100644
--- a/include/linux/iocontext.h
+++ b/include/linux/iocontext.h
@@ -78,8 +78,8 @@ struct task_struct;
#ifdef CONFIG_BLOCK
void put_io_context(struct io_context *ioc);
void exit_io_context(struct task_struct *task);
-struct io_context *get_io_context(gfp_t gfp_flags, int node);
-struct io_context *alloc_io_context(gfp_t gfp_flags, int node);
+struct io_context *get_task_io_context(struct task_struct *task,
+ gfp_t gfp_flags, int node);
#else
struct io_context;
static inline void put_io_context(struct io_context *ioc) { }