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Date:   Mon, 08 Jul 2019 18:29:57 +0300
From:   Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
To:, Jens Axboe <>,
Cc:     Liu Bo <>,
Subject: [PATCH] blk-throttle: fix zero wait time for iops throttled group

After commit 991f61fe7e1d ("Blk-throttle: reduce tail io latency when iops
limit is enforced") wait time could be zero even if group is throttled and
cannot issue requests right now. As a result throtl_select_dispatch() turns
into busy-loop under irq-safe queue spinlock.

Fix is simple: always round up target time to the next throttle slice.

Fixes: 991f61fe7e1d ("Blk-throttle: reduce tail io latency when iops limit is enforced")
Signed-off-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
Cc: # v4.19+
 block/blk-throttle.c |    9 +++------
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/block/blk-throttle.c b/block/blk-throttle.c
index 9ea7c0ecad10..8ab6c8153223 100644
--- a/block/blk-throttle.c
+++ b/block/blk-throttle.c
@@ -881,13 +881,10 @@ static bool tg_with_in_iops_limit(struct throtl_grp *tg, struct bio *bio,
 	unsigned long jiffy_elapsed, jiffy_wait, jiffy_elapsed_rnd;
 	u64 tmp;
-	jiffy_elapsed = jiffy_elapsed_rnd = jiffies - tg->slice_start[rw];
-	/* Slice has just started. Consider one slice interval */
-	if (!jiffy_elapsed)
-		jiffy_elapsed_rnd = tg->td->throtl_slice;
+	jiffy_elapsed = jiffies - tg->slice_start[rw];
-	jiffy_elapsed_rnd = roundup(jiffy_elapsed_rnd, tg->td->throtl_slice);
+	/* Round up to the next throttle slice, wait time must be nonzero */
+	jiffy_elapsed_rnd = roundup(jiffy_elapsed + 1, tg->td->throtl_slice);
 	 * jiffy_elapsed_rnd should not be a big value as minimum iops can be

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