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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen-blkfront: emit KOBJ_OFFLINE uevent when detaching device
On Wed, Jul 05, 2017 at 03:30:00PM +0200, Vincent Legout wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 05, 2017 at 06:53:25AM -0600, Jan Beulich wrote :
> > >>> On 05.07.17 at 14:37, <vincent.legout@gandi.net> wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jul 05, 2017 at 02:17:24AM -0600, Jan Beulich wrote :
> > >> >>> On 05.07.17 at 10:08, <vincent.legout@gandi.net> wrote:
> > >> > Without the patch, blkif_release and xlvbd_release_gendisk are never
> > >> > called, and no call to blk_unregister_queue is made.
> > >>
> > >> But isn't that what needs to be fixed then? The device should be
> > >> removed once its last user goes away (which would be at the time
> > >> the umount is eventually done aiui).
> > >
> > > You mean that block-detach should fail if the device is still mounted?
> > > or find a way to wait until all the users are gone?
> > >
> > > I don't say that's not what should be done, but that's not what I get.
> > > The device is removed after a block-detach, even if still mounted. So
> > > the system is left in an unstable state without the patch.
> >
> > Unstable? I'd expect subsequent I/O to fail for that device, yes, but
> > that's still a stable system. Are you observing anything else?
>
> Yes, that's what I meant by unstable, nothing else. Sorry for the
> confusion.

IMHO, this should behave in the same exact way as hot-unplugging a USB
drive that's mounted, can you confirm that's correct?

Roger.

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