[SRU Y/Z][PATCH] scsi: ses: don't get power status of SES device slot on probe

Mauricio Faria de Oliveira mauricfo at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Jun 7 18:58:53 UTC 2017

BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1696445

The commit 08024885a2a3 ("ses: Add power_status to SES device slot")
introduced the 'power_status' attribute to enclosure components and
the associated callbacks.

There are 2 callbacks available to get the power status of a device:
1) ses_get_power_status() for 'struct enclosure_component_callbacks'
2) get_component_power_status() for the sysfs device attribute
(these are available for kernel-space and user-space, respectively.)

However, despite both methods being available to get power status
on demand, that commit also introduced a call to get power status
in ses_enclosure_data_process().

This dramatically increased the total probe time for SCSI devices
on larger configurations, because ses_enclosure_data_process() is
called several times during the SCSI devices probe and loops over
the component devices (but that is another problem, another patch).

That results in a tremendous continuous hammering of SCSI Receive
Diagnostics commands to the enclosure-services device, which does
delay the total probe time for the SCSI devices __significantly__:

  Originally, ~34 minutes on a system attached to ~170 disks:

    [ 9214.490703] mpt3sas version loaded
    [11256.580231] scsi 17:0:177:0: qdepth(16), tagged(1), simple(0),
                   ordered(0), scsi_level(6), cmd_que(1)

  With this patch, it decreased to ~2.5 minutes -- a 13.6x faster

    [ 1002.992533] mpt3sas version loaded
    [ 1151.978831] scsi 11:0:177:0: qdepth(16), tagged(1), simple(0),
                   ordered(0), scsi_level(6), cmd_que(1)

Back to the commit discussion.. on the ses_get_power_status() call
introduced in ses_enclosure_data_process(): impact of removing it.

That may possibly be in place to initialize the power status value
on device probe.  However, those 2 functions available to retrieve
that value _do_ automatically refresh/update it.  So the potential
benefit would be a direct access of the 'power_status' field which
does not use the callbacks...

But the only reader of 'struct enclosure_component::power_status'
is the get_component_power_status() callback for sysfs attribute,
and it _does_ check for and call the .get_power_status callback,
(which indeed is defined and implemented by that commit), so the
power status value is, again, automatically updated.

So, the remaining potential for a direct/non-callback access to
the power_status attribute would be out-of-tree modules -- well,
for those, if they are for whatever reason interested in values
that are set during device probe and not up-to-date by the time
they need it.. well, that would be curious.

Well, to handle that more properly, set the initial power state
value to '-1' (i.e., uninitialized) instead of '1' (power 'on'),
and check for it in that callback which may do an direct access
to the field value _if_ a callback function is not defined.

Signed-off-by: Mauricio Faria de Oliveira <mauricfo at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Fixes: 08024885a2a3 ("ses: Add power_status to SES device slot")
Reviewed-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams at intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Song Liu <songliubraving at fb.com>
Signed-off-by: Martin K. Petersen <martin.petersen at oracle.com>
(cherry picked from commit 75106523f39751390b5789b36ee1d213b3af1945)
Signed-off-by: Mauricio Faria de Oliveira <mauricfo at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
 drivers/misc/enclosure.c | 7 ++++++-
 drivers/scsi/ses.c       | 1 -
 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/misc/enclosure.c b/drivers/misc/enclosure.c
index 65fed7146e9b..d3fe3ea902d4 100644
--- a/drivers/misc/enclosure.c
+++ b/drivers/misc/enclosure.c
@@ -148,7 +148,7 @@ enclosure_register(struct device *dev, const char *name, int components,
 	for (i = 0; i < components; i++) {
 		edev->component[i].number = -1;
 		edev->component[i].slot = -1;
-		edev->component[i].power_status = 1;
+		edev->component[i].power_status = -1;
@@ -594,6 +594,11 @@ static ssize_t get_component_power_status(struct device *cdev,
 	if (edev->cb->get_power_status)
 		edev->cb->get_power_status(edev, ecomp);
+	/* If still uninitialized, the callback failed or does not exist. */
+	if (ecomp->power_status == -1)
+		return (edev->cb->get_power_status) ? -EIO : -ENOTTY;
 	return snprintf(buf, 40, "%s\n", ecomp->power_status ? "on" : "off");
diff --git a/drivers/scsi/ses.c b/drivers/scsi/ses.c
index 50adabbb5808..f1cdf32d7514 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/ses.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/ses.c
@@ -548,7 +548,6 @@ static void ses_enclosure_data_process(struct enclosure_device *edev,
 					ecomp = &edev->component[components++];
 				if (!IS_ERR(ecomp)) {
-					ses_get_power_status(edev, ecomp);
 					if (addl_desc_ptr)

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