[dm-devel] [PATCH 2/2] md/raid0: Do not bypass blocking queue entered for raid0 bios

Song Liu liu.song.a23 at gmail.com
Mon May 6 21:07:16 UTC 2019

On Mon, May 6, 2019 at 2:48 PM Guilherme G. Piccoli
<gpiccoli at canonical.com> wrote:
> On 06/05/2019 13:50, Song Liu wrote:
> > [...]
> > IIUC, we need this for all raid types. Is it possible to fix that in md.c so
> > all types get the fix?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Song
> >
> Hi Song, thanks again for reviewing my code and provide input, much
> appreciated!
> I understand this could in theory affects all the RAID levels, but in
> practice I don't think it'll happen. RAID0 is the only "blind" mode of
> RAID, in the sense it's the only one that doesn't care at all with
> failures. In fact, this was the origin of my other thread [0], regarding
> the change of raid0's behavior in error cases..because it currently does
> not care with members being removed and rely only in filesystem failures
> (after submitting many BIOs to the removed device).
> That said, in this change I've only took care of raid0, since in my
> understanding the other levels won't submit BIOs to dead devices; we can
> experiment that to see if it's true.

Could you please run a quick test with raid5? I am wondering whether
some race condition could get us into similar crash. If we cannot easily
trigger the bug, we can process with this version.


> But I'd be happy to change all other levels also if you think it's
> appropriate (or a simple generic change to md.c if it is enough). Do you
> think we could go ahead with this change, and further improve that (to
> cover all raid cases if necessary)?
> Cheers,
> Guilherme
> [0] https://marc.info/?l=linux-raid&m=155562509905735

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