[F][PATCH 1/2] virtio-blk: fix hw_queue stopped on arbitrary error

frank.heimes at canonical.com frank.heimes at canonical.com
Fri Mar 13 12:31:43 UTC 2020

From: Halil Pasic <pasic at linux.ibm.com>

BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1867109

Since nobody else is going to restart our hw_queue for us, the
blk_mq_start_stopped_hw_queues() is in virtblk_done() is not sufficient
necessarily sufficient to ensure that the queue will get started again.
In case of global resource outage (-ENOMEM because mapping failure,
because of swiotlb full) our virtqueue may be empty and we can get
stuck with a stopped hw_queue.

Let us not stop the queue on arbitrary errors, but only on -EONSPC which
indicates a full virtqueue, where the hw_queue is guaranteed to get
started by virtblk_done() before when it makes sense to carry on
submitting requests. Let us also remove a stale comment.

Signed-off-by: Halil Pasic <pasic at linux.ibm.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe at kernel.dk>
Fixes: f7728002c1c7 ("virtio_ring: fix return code on DMA mapping fails")
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20200213123728.61216-2-pasic@linux.ibm.com
Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst at redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha at redhat.com>
(cherry picked from commit f5f6b95c72f7f8bb46eace8c5306c752d0133daa)
Signed-off-by: Frank Heimes <frank.heimes at canonical.com>
 drivers/block/virtio_blk.c | 8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c b/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
index 7ffd719d89de..c2ed3e9128e3 100644
--- a/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
+++ b/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
@@ -339,10 +339,12 @@ static blk_status_t virtio_queue_rq(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx,
 		err = virtblk_add_req(vblk->vqs[qid].vq, vbr, vbr->sg, num);
 	if (err) {
-		blk_mq_stop_hw_queue(hctx);
+		/* Don't stop the queue if -ENOMEM: we may have failed to
+		 * bounce the buffer due to global resource outage.
+		 */
+		if (err == -ENOSPC)
+			blk_mq_stop_hw_queue(hctx);
 		spin_unlock_irqrestore(&vblk->vqs[qid].lock, flags);
-		/* Out of mem doesn't actually happen, since we fall back
-		 * to direct descriptors */
 		if (err == -ENOMEM || err == -ENOSPC)
 		return BLK_STS_IOERR;

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