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Date:   Sat, 9 May 2020 17:36:09 -0700
From:   Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@....org>
To:     Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@...nel.org>, axboe@...nel.dk,
        viro@...iv.linux.org.uk, gregkh@...uxfoundation.org,
        rostedt@...dmis.org, mingo@...hat.com, jack@...e.cz,
        ming.lei@...hat.com, nstange@...e.de, akpm@...ux-foundation.org
Cc:     mhocko@...e.com, yukuai3@...wei.com, linux-block@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Omar Sandoval <osandov@...com>,
        Hannes Reinecke <hare@...e.com>,
        Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 1/5] block: revert back to synchronous request_queue
 removal

On 2020-05-08 20:10, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
> We revert back to synchronous request_queue removal because asynchronous
> removal creates a regression with expected userspace interaction with
> several drivers. An example is when removing the loopback driver, one
> uses ioctls from userspace to do so, but upon return and if successful,
> one expects the device to be removed. Likewise if one races to add another
> device the new one may not be added as it is still being removed. This was
> expected behavior before and it now fails as the device is still present
> and busy still. Moving to asynchronous request_queue removal could have
> broken many scripts which relied on the removal to have been completed if
> there was no error. Document this expectation as well so that this
> doesn't regress userspace again.

Reviewed-by: Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@....org>

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