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Date:	Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:01:55 +0200
From:	Christoph Hellwig <>
To:	James Bottomley <>
Cc:	Christoph Hellwig <>, Jens Axboe <>,
	Bart Van Assche <>,
	Robert Elliott <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 08/14] scsi: convert device_busy to atomic_t

On Wed, Jul 09, 2014 at 09:49:56AM -0700, James Bottomley wrote:
> As far as I can tell from the block MQ, we get one CPU thread per LUN.

No, that's entirely incorrect.  IFF a device supports multiple hardware
queues we only submit I/O from CPUs (there might be more than one) this
queue is bound to.  With the single hardware queue supported by most
hardware submissions can and will happen from any CPU.  Note that
this patchset doesn't even support multiple hardware queues yet, although
it should be fairly simple to add once the low level driver support is

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