[xenial:linux-azure][PATCH 15/15] blk-mq: punt failed direct issue to dispatch list

Marcelo Henrique Cerri marcelo.cerri at canonical.com
Wed Nov 27 20:18:20 UTC 2019

From: Jens Axboe <axboe at kernel.dk>

BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1848739

After the direct dispatch corruption fix, we permanently disallow direct
dispatch of non read/write requests. This works fine off the normal IO
path, as they will be retried like any other failed direct dispatch
request. But for the blk_insert_cloned_request() that only DM uses to
bypass the bottom level scheduler, we always first attempt direct
dispatch. For some types of requests, that's now a permanent failure,
and no amount of retrying will make that succeed. This results in a

Instead of making special cases for what we can direct issue, and now
having to deal with DM solving the livelock while still retaining a BUSY
condition feedback loop, always just add a request that has been through
->queue_rq() to the hardware queue dispatch list. These are safe to use
as no merging can take place there. Additionally, if requests do have
prepped data from drivers, we aren't dependent on them not sharing space
in the request structure to safely add them to the IO scheduler lists.

This basically reverts ffe81d45322c and is based on a patch from Ming,
but with the list insert case covered as well.

Fixes: ffe81d45322c ("blk-mq: fix corruption with direct issue")
Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org
Suggested-by: Ming Lei <ming.lei at redhat.com>
Reported-by: Bart Van Assche <bvanassche at acm.org>
Tested-by: Ming Lei <ming.lei at redhat.com>
Acked-by: Mike Snitzer <snitzer at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe at kernel.dk>
(cherry picked from commit c616cbee97aed4bc6178f148a7240206dcdb85a6)
Signed-off-by: Marcelo Henrique Cerri <marcelo.cerri at canonical.com>
 block/blk-mq.c | 33 +++++----------------------------
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)

diff --git a/block/blk-mq.c b/block/blk-mq.c
index 6a1b7e3af232..8ef75eba264d 100644
--- a/block/blk-mq.c
+++ b/block/blk-mq.c
@@ -1773,15 +1773,6 @@ static blk_status_t __blk_mq_issue_directly(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx,
-		/*
-		 * If direct dispatch fails, we cannot allow any merging on
-		 * this IO. Drivers (like SCSI) may have set up permanent state
-		 * for this request, like SG tables and mappings, and if we
-		 * merge to it later on then we'll still only do IO to the
-		 * original part.
-		 */
-		rq->cmd_flags |= REQ_NOMERGE;
 		blk_mq_update_dispatch_busy(hctx, true);
@@ -1794,18 +1785,6 @@ static blk_status_t __blk_mq_issue_directly(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx,
 	return ret;
- * Don't allow direct dispatch of anything but regular reads/writes,
- * as some of the other commands can potentially share request space
- * with data we need for the IO scheduler. If we attempt a direct dispatch
- * on those and fail, we can't safely add it to the scheduler afterwards
- * without potentially overwriting data that the driver has already written.
- */
-static bool blk_rq_can_direct_dispatch(struct request *rq)
-	return req_op(rq) == REQ_OP_READ || req_op(rq) == REQ_OP_WRITE;
 static blk_status_t __blk_mq_try_issue_directly(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx,
 						struct request *rq,
 						blk_qc_t *cookie,
@@ -1827,7 +1806,7 @@ static blk_status_t __blk_mq_try_issue_directly(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx,
 		goto insert;
-	if (!blk_rq_can_direct_dispatch(rq) || (q->elevator && !bypass_insert))
+	if (q->elevator && !bypass_insert)
 		goto insert;
 	if (!blk_mq_get_dispatch_budget(hctx))
@@ -1843,7 +1822,7 @@ static blk_status_t __blk_mq_try_issue_directly(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx,
 	if (bypass_insert)
-	blk_mq_sched_insert_request(rq, false, run_queue, false);
+	blk_mq_request_bypass_insert(rq, run_queue);
 	return BLK_STS_OK;
@@ -1859,7 +1838,7 @@ static void blk_mq_try_issue_directly(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx,
 	ret = __blk_mq_try_issue_directly(hctx, rq, cookie, false);
-		blk_mq_sched_insert_request(rq, false, true, false);
+		blk_mq_request_bypass_insert(rq, true);
 	else if (ret != BLK_STS_OK)
 		blk_mq_end_request(rq, ret);
@@ -1889,15 +1868,13 @@ void blk_mq_try_issue_list_directly(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx,
 		struct request *rq = list_first_entry(list, struct request,
-		if (!blk_rq_can_direct_dispatch(rq))
-			break;
 		ret = blk_mq_request_issue_directly(rq);
 		if (ret != BLK_STS_OK) {
 			if (ret == BLK_STS_RESOURCE ||
 					ret == BLK_STS_DEV_RESOURCE) {
-				list_add(&rq->queuelist, list);
+				blk_mq_request_bypass_insert(rq,
+							list_empty(list));
 			blk_mq_end_request(rq, ret);

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