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Date:   Fri, 31 Aug 2018 11:30:08 -0400
From:   Josef Bacik <josef@...icpanda.com>
To:     Dennis Zhou <dennisszhou@...il.com>
Cc:     Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>, Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>,
        Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>,
        Josef Bacik <josef@...icpanda.com>, kernel-team@...com,
        linux-block@...r.kernel.org, cgroups@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Jiufei Xue <jiufei.xue@...ux.alibaba.com>,
        Joseph Qi <joseph.qi@...ux.alibaba.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 03/15] blkcg: use tryget logic when associating a blkg
 with a bio

On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 09:53:44PM -0400, Dennis Zhou wrote:
> From: "Dennis Zhou (Facebook)" <dennisszhou@...il.com>
> 
> There is a very small change a bio gets caught up in a really
> unfortunate race between a task migration, cgroup exiting, and itself
> trying to associate with a blkg. This is due to css offlining being
> performed after the css->refcnt is killed which triggers removal of
> blkgs that reach their blkg->refcnt of 0.
> 
> To avoid this, association with a blkg should use tryget and fallback to
> using the root_blkg.
> 
> Fixes: 08e18eab0c579 ("block: add bi_blkg to the bio for cgroups")
> Signed-off-by: Dennis Zhou <dennisszhou@...il.com>
> Cc: Jiufei Xue <jiufei.xue@...ux.alibaba.com>
> Cc: Joseph Qi <joseph.qi@...ux.alibaba.com>
> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>
> Cc: Josef Bacik <josef@...icpanda.com>
> Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>
> ---
>  block/bio.c          | 3 ++-
>  block/blk-throttle.c | 5 +++--
>  2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/block/bio.c b/block/bio.c
> index 04969b392c72..4473ccd22987 100644
> --- a/block/bio.c
> +++ b/block/bio.c
> @@ -1987,7 +1987,8 @@ int bio_associate_blkg(struct bio *bio, struct blkcg_gq *blkg)
>  {
>  	if (unlikely(bio->bi_blkg))
>  		return -EBUSY;
> -	blkg_get(blkg);
> +	if (!blkg_try_get(blkg))
> +		return -ENODEV;
>  	bio->bi_blkg = blkg;
>  	return 0;
>  }
> diff --git a/block/blk-throttle.c b/block/blk-throttle.c
> index a3eede00d302..c626e1f7cdcd 100644
> --- a/block/blk-throttle.c
> +++ b/block/blk-throttle.c
> @@ -2129,8 +2129,9 @@ static inline void throtl_update_latency_buckets(struct throtl_data *td)
>  static void blk_throtl_assoc_bio(struct throtl_grp *tg, struct bio *bio)
>  {
>  #ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_THROTTLING_LOW
> -	if (bio->bi_css)
> -		bio_associate_blkg(bio, tg_to_blkg(tg));
> +	/* fallback to root_blkg if we fail to get a blkg ref */
> +	if (bio->bi_css && bio_associate_blkg(bio, tg_to_blkg(tg)))
> +		bio_associate_blkg(bio, bio->bi_disk->queue->root_blkg);

Except if we've already assocated a blkg this is just extra, can we do

if (bio->bi_css && (bio_associate_blkg(bio, tg_to_blkg(tg)) == -ENODEV))

to make it clear that we're only attaching it to the root if we failed to attach
a blkg at all?  Thanks,

Josef

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