lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Mon, 17 Aug 2020 08:26:34 +0200
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
To:     Baolin Wang <baolin.wang@...ux.alibaba.com>
Cc:     axboe@...nel.dk, ming.lei@...hat.com, hch@....de,
        baolin.wang7@...il.com, linux-block@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH RESEND 3/5] block: Add a new helper to attempt to merge
 a bio

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 12:09:17PM +0800, Baolin Wang wrote:
> There are lots of duplicated code when trying to merge a bio from
> plug list and sw queue, we can introduce a new helper to attempt
> to merge a bio, which can simplify the blk_mq_bio_list_merge()
> and blk_attempt_plug_merge().

Looks sensible, but two comments:

> +enum bio_merge_status blk_attempt_bio_merge(struct request_queue *q,
> +					    struct request *rq,
> +					    struct bio *bio,
> +					    unsigned int nr_segs)
> +{
> +	bool merged = false;
> +
> +	if (!blk_rq_merge_ok(rq, bio))
> +		return BIO_MERGE_NONE;
> +
> +	switch (blk_try_merge(rq, bio)) {
> +	case ELEVATOR_BACK_MERGE:
> +		merged = bio_attempt_back_merge(rq, bio, nr_segs);
> +		break;
> +	case ELEVATOR_FRONT_MERGE:
> +		merged = bio_attempt_front_merge(rq, bio, nr_segs);
> +		break;
> +	case ELEVATOR_DISCARD_MERGE:
> +		merged = bio_attempt_discard_merge(q, rq, bio);
> +		break;

Can't we also switch the bio_attempt_*merge helpers to return
enum bio_merge_status to simplify this a bit?

Also I think these helpers can be marked static now, although I didn't
actually apply your series, so I might have missed something.

> +++ b/block/blk-mq-sched.c
> @@ -391,31 +391,17 @@ bool blk_mq_bio_list_merge(struct request_queue *q, struct list_head *list,
>  {
>  	struct request *rq;
>  	int checked = 8;
> +	enum bio_merge_status merge;
>  
>  	list_for_each_entry_reverse(rq, list, queuelist) {
> -		bool merged = false;
> -
>  		if (!checked--)
>  			break;
>  
> +		merge = blk_attempt_bio_merge(q, rq, bio, nr_segs);
> +		if (merge == BIO_MERGE_NONE)
>  			continue;
>  
> +		return merge == BIO_MERGE_OK ? true: false;

Maybe write this a little more explicit:

		switch (blk_attempt_bio_merge(q, rq, bio, nr_segs)) {
		case BIO_MERGE_NONE:
			continue:
		case BIO_MERGE_OK:
			return true;
		case BIO_MERGE_FAILED:
			return false;
		}

>  enum elv_merge blk_try_merge(struct request *rq, struct bio *bio);
>  
> +enum bio_merge_status {
> +	BIO_MERGE_OK,
> +	BIO_MERGE_NONE,
> +	BIO_MERGE_FAILED,
> +};
> +
> +enum bio_merge_status blk_attempt_bio_merge(struct request_queue *q,
> +		struct request *rq, struct bio *bio, unsigned int nr_segs);
> +
>  int blk_dev_init(void);
>  
>  /*
> -- 
> 1.8.3.1
---end quoted text---

Powered by blists - more mailing lists