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Date:	Wed, 15 Sep 2010 18:23:38 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Lukas Czerner <>
To:	Lukas Czerner <>
cc:	Mike Snitzer <>,,,,
Subject: [PATCH v2] block: Make blkdev_issue_discard() interruptible

Since the discard may take quite long time, especially with really big
extents (like the whole device for example), it would be nice to give to
users the opportunity to abort it. This is especially useful for mkfs,
when user can not know in advance how long it will take.

In conjunction with mke2fs patch "Inform user about ongoing discard"
it gives the user all the comfort of being informed about discard and
being able to abort the operation.

Signed-off-by: Lukas Czerner <>
 block/blk-lib.c |    5 +++++
 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/block/blk-lib.c b/block/blk-lib.c
index d0216b9..f1eb78e 100644
--- a/block/blk-lib.c
+++ b/block/blk-lib.c
@@ -102,6 +102,11 @@ int blkdev_issue_discard(struct block_device *bdev, sector_t sector,
 		else if (!bio_flagged(bio, BIO_UPTODATE))
 			ret = -EIO;
+		if (fatal_signal_pending(current)) {
+			ret = -ERESTARTSYS;
+			break;
+		}
 	return ret;

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