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Re: [Bug #32982] Kernel locks up a few minutes after boot

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On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Jens Axboe <jaxboe@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2011-04-19 11:09, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > On 2011-04-18 20:32, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> >> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 8:28 PM, Jens Axboe <jaxboe@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>> On 2011-04-18 20:21, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> >>>> a performance regression in the block layer not related to the md
> >>>> issue. If I run a small block IOPS test on a block device created by
> >>>> ib_srp (NOOP scheduler) I see about 11% less IOPS than with 2.6.38.3
> >>>> (155.000 IOPS with 2.6.38.3 and 140.000 IOPS with 2.6.39-rc3+).
> >>>
> >>> That's not good. What's the test case?
> >>
> >> Nothing more than a fio IOPS test:
> >>
> >> fio --bs=512 --ioengine=libaio --buffered=0 --rw=read --thread
> >> --iodepth=64 --numjobs=2 --loops=10000 --group_reporting --size=1G
> >>     --gtod_reduce=1 --name=iops-test --filename=/dev/${dev} --invalidate=1
> >
> > Bart, can you try the below:
>
> Here's a more complete variant. James, lets get rid of this REENTER
> crap. It's completely bogus and triggers falsely for a variety of
> reasons. The below will work, but there may be room for improvement on
> the SCSI side.
>
> diff --git a/block/blk-core.c b/block/blk-core.c
> index 5fa3dd2..4e49665 100644
> --- a/block/blk-core.c
> +++ b/block/blk-core.c
> @@ -303,15 +303,7 @@ void __blk_run_queue(struct request_queue *q)
>        if (unlikely(blk_queue_stopped(q)))
>                return;
>
> -       /*
> -        * Only recurse once to avoid overrunning the stack, let the unplug
> -        * handling reinvoke the handler shortly if we already got there.
> -        */
> -       if (!queue_flag_test_and_set(QUEUE_FLAG_REENTER, q)) {
> -               q->request_fn(q);
> -               queue_flag_clear(QUEUE_FLAG_REENTER, q);
> -       } else
> -               queue_delayed_work(kblockd_workqueue, &q->delay_work, 0);
> +       q->request_fn(q);
>  }
>  EXPORT_SYMBOL(__blk_run_queue);
>
> @@ -328,6 +320,7 @@ void blk_run_queue_async(struct request_queue *q)
>        if (likely(!blk_queue_stopped(q)))
>                queue_delayed_work(kblockd_workqueue, &q->delay_work, 0);
>  }
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(blk_run_queue_async);
>
>  /**
>  * blk_run_queue - run a single device queue
> diff --git a/block/blk.h b/block/blk.h
> index c9df8fc..6126346 100644
> --- a/block/blk.h
> +++ b/block/blk.h
> @@ -22,7 +22,6 @@ void blk_rq_timed_out_timer(unsigned long data);
>  void blk_delete_timer(struct request *);
>  void blk_add_timer(struct request *);
>  void __generic_unplug_device(struct request_queue *);
> -void blk_run_queue_async(struct request_queue *q);
>
>  /*
>  * Internal atomic flags for request handling
> diff --git a/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c b/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c
> index ab55c2f..e9901b8 100644
> --- a/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c
> +++ b/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c
> @@ -411,8 +411,6 @@ static void scsi_run_queue(struct request_queue *q)
>        list_splice_init(&shost->starved_list, &starved_list);
>
>        while (!list_empty(&starved_list)) {
> -               int flagset;
> -
>                /*
>                 * As long as shost is accepting commands and we have
>                 * starved queues, call blk_run_queue. scsi_request_fn
> @@ -435,20 +433,7 @@ static void scsi_run_queue(struct request_queue *q)
>                        continue;
>                }
>
> -               spin_unlock(shost->host_lock);
> -
> -               spin_lock(sdev->request_queue->queue_lock);
> -               flagset = test_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_REENTER, &q->queue_flags) &&
> -                               !test_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_REENTER,
> -                                       &sdev->request_queue->queue_flags);
> -               if (flagset)
> -                       queue_flag_set(QUEUE_FLAG_REENTER, sdev->request_queue);
> -               __blk_run_queue(sdev->request_queue);
> -               if (flagset)
> -                       queue_flag_clear(QUEUE_FLAG_REENTER, sdev->request_queue);
> -               spin_unlock(sdev->request_queue->queue_lock);
> -
> -               spin_lock(shost->host_lock);
> +               blk_run_queue_async(sdev->request_queue);
>        }
>        /* put any unprocessed entries back */
>        list_splice(&starved_list, &shost->starved_list);
> diff --git a/drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_fc.c b/drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_fc.c
> index 28c3350..815069d 100644
> --- a/drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_fc.c
> +++ b/drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_fc.c
> @@ -3816,28 +3816,17 @@ fail_host_msg:
>  static void
>  fc_bsg_goose_queue(struct fc_rport *rport)
>  {
> -       int flagset;
> -       unsigned long flags;
> -
>        if (!rport->rqst_q)
>                return;
>
> +       /*
> +        * This get/put dance makes no sense
> +        */
>        get_device(&rport->dev);
> -
> -       spin_lock_irqsave(rport->rqst_q->queue_lock, flags);
> -       flagset = test_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_REENTER, &rport->rqst_q->queue_flags) &&
> -                 !test_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_REENTER, &rport->rqst_q->queue_flags);
> -       if (flagset)
> -               queue_flag_set(QUEUE_FLAG_REENTER, rport->rqst_q);
> -       __blk_run_queue(rport->rqst_q);
> -       if (flagset)
> -               queue_flag_clear(QUEUE_FLAG_REENTER, rport->rqst_q);
> -       spin_unlock_irqrestore(rport->rqst_q->queue_lock, flags);
> -
> +       blk_run_queue_async(rport->rqst_q);
>        put_device(&rport->dev);
>  }
>
> -
>  /**
>  * fc_bsg_rport_dispatch - process rport bsg requests and dispatch to LLDD
>  * @q:         rport request queue
> diff --git a/include/linux/blkdev.h b/include/linux/blkdev.h
> index cbbfd98..2ad95fa 100644
> --- a/include/linux/blkdev.h
> +++ b/include/linux/blkdev.h
> @@ -388,20 +388,19 @@ struct request_queue
>  #define        QUEUE_FLAG_SYNCFULL     3       /* read queue has been filled */
>  #define QUEUE_FLAG_ASYNCFULL   4       /* write queue has been filled */
>  #define QUEUE_FLAG_DEAD                5       /* queue being torn down */
> -#define QUEUE_FLAG_REENTER     6       /* Re-entrancy avoidance */
> -#define QUEUE_FLAG_ELVSWITCH   7       /* don't use elevator, just do FIFO */
> -#define QUEUE_FLAG_BIDI                8       /* queue supports bidi requests */
> -#define QUEUE_FLAG_NOMERGES     9      /* disable merge attempts */
> -#define QUEUE_FLAG_SAME_COMP   10      /* force complete on same CPU */
> -#define QUEUE_FLAG_FAIL_IO     11      /* fake timeout */
> -#define QUEUE_FLAG_STACKABLE   12      /* supports request stacking */
> -#define QUEUE_FLAG_NONROT      13      /* non-rotational device (SSD) */
> +#define QUEUE_FLAG_ELVSWITCH   6       /* don't use elevator, just do FIFO */
> +#define QUEUE_FLAG_BIDI                7       /* queue supports bidi requests */
> +#define QUEUE_FLAG_NOMERGES     8      /* disable merge attempts */
> +#define QUEUE_FLAG_SAME_COMP   9       /* force complete on same CPU */
> +#define QUEUE_FLAG_FAIL_IO     10      /* fake timeout */
> +#define QUEUE_FLAG_STACKABLE   11      /* supports request stacking */
> +#define QUEUE_FLAG_NONROT      12      /* non-rotational device (SSD) */
>  #define QUEUE_FLAG_VIRT        QUEUE_FLAG_NONROT /* paravirt device */
> -#define QUEUE_FLAG_IO_STAT     15      /* do IO stats */
> -#define QUEUE_FLAG_DISCARD     16      /* supports DISCARD */
> -#define QUEUE_FLAG_NOXMERGES   17      /* No extended merges */
> -#define QUEUE_FLAG_ADD_RANDOM  18      /* Contributes to random pool */
> -#define QUEUE_FLAG_SECDISCARD  19      /* supports SECDISCARD */
> +#define QUEUE_FLAG_IO_STAT     13      /* do IO stats */
> +#define QUEUE_FLAG_DISCARD     14      /* supports DISCARD */
> +#define QUEUE_FLAG_NOXMERGES   15      /* No extended merges */
> +#define QUEUE_FLAG_ADD_RANDOM  16      /* Contributes to random pool */
> +#define QUEUE_FLAG_SECDISCARD  17      /* supports SECDISCARD */
>
>  #define QUEUE_FLAG_DEFAULT     ((1 << QUEUE_FLAG_IO_STAT) |            \
>                                 (1 << QUEUE_FLAG_STACKABLE)    |       \
> @@ -699,6 +698,7 @@ extern void blk_sync_queue(struct request_queue *q);
>  extern void __blk_stop_queue(struct request_queue *q);
>  extern void __blk_run_queue(struct request_queue *q);
>  extern void blk_run_queue(struct request_queue *);
> +extern void blk_run_queue_async(struct request_queue *q);
>  extern int blk_rq_map_user(struct request_queue *, struct request *,
>                           struct rq_map_data *, void __user *, unsigned long,
>                           gfp_t);

Hello Jens,

The same test with an initiator running 2.6.39-rc4 +
git://git.kernel.dk/linux-2.6-block.git for-linus + the above patch
yields about 155.000 IOPS on my test setup, or the same performance as
with 2.6.38.3. I'm running the above patch through an I/O stress test
now.

Bart.
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