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SubjectRe: [PATCH] nvme: utilize two queue maps, one for reads and one for writes
Hi Jens,

On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 10:12:44AM -0700, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On 11/13/18 9:52 PM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 05:51:08PM -0700, Jens Axboe wrote:
> >> On 11/13/18 5:41 PM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 08:36:31AM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> >>>> NVMe does round-robin between queues by default, which means that
> >>>> sharing a queue map for both reads and writes can be problematic
> >>>> in terms of read servicing. It's much easier to flood the queue
> >>>> with writes and reduce the read servicing.
> >>>>
> >>>> Implement two queue maps, one for reads and one for writes. The
> >>>> write queue count is configurable through the 'write_queues'
> >>>> parameter.
> >>>>
> >>>> By default, we retain the previous behavior of having a single
> >>>> queue set, shared between reads and writes. Setting 'write_queues'
> >>>> to a non-zero value will create two queue sets, one for reads and
> >>>> one for writes, the latter using the configurable number of
> >>>> queues (hardware queue counts permitting).
> >>>>
> >>>> Reviewed-by: Hannes Reinecke <hare@suse.com>
> >>>> Reviewed-by: Keith Busch <keith.busch@intel.com>
> >>>> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
> >>>
> >>> This patch causes hangs when running recent versions of
> >>> -next with several architectures; see the -next column at
> >>> kerneltests.org/builders for details. Bisect log below; this
> >>> was run with qemu on alpha. Reverting this patch as well as
> >>> "nvme: add separate poll queue map" fixes the problem.
> >>
> >> I don't see anything related to what hung, the trace, and so on.
> >> Can you clue me in? Where are the test results with dmesg?
> >>
> > alpha just stalls during boot. parisc reports a hung task
> > in nvme_reset_work. sparc64 reports EIO when instantiating
> > the nvme driver, called from nvme_reset_work, and then stalls.
> > In all three cases, reverting the two mentioned patches fixes
> > the problem.
>
> I think the below patch should fix it.
>
Sorry I wasn't able to test this earlier. Looks like it does
fix the problem; the problem is no longer seen in next-20181115.
Minor comment below.

Guenter

> > https://kerneltests.org/builders/qemu-parisc-next/builds/173/steps/qemubuildcommand_1/logs/stdio
> >
> > is an example log for parisc.
> >
> > I didn't check if the other boot failures (ppc looks bad)
> > have the same root cause.
> >
> >> How to reproduce?
> >>
> > parisc:
> >
> > qemu-system-hppa -kernel vmlinux -no-reboot \
> > -snapshot -device nvme,serial=foo,drive=d0 \
> > -drive file=rootfs.ext2,if=none,format=raw,id=d0 \
> > -append 'root=/dev/nvme0n1 rw rootwait panic=-1 console=ttyS0,115200 ' \
> > -nographic -monitor null
> >
> > alpha:
> >
> > qemu-system-alpha -M clipper -kernel arch/alpha/boot/vmlinux -no-reboot \
> > -snapshot -device nvme,serial=foo,drive=d0 \
> > -drive file=rootfs.ext2,if=none,format=raw,id=d0 \
> > -append 'root=/dev/nvme0n1 rw rootwait panic=-1 console=ttyS0' \
> > -m 128M -nographic -monitor null -serial stdio
> >
> > sparc64:
> >
> > qemu-system-sparc64 -M sun4u -cpu 'TI UltraSparc IIi' -m 512 \
> > -snapshot -device nvme,serial=foo,drive=d0,bus=pciB \
> > -drive file=rootfs.ext2,if=none,format=raw,id=d0 \
> > -kernel arch/sparc/boot/image -no-reboot \
> > -append 'root=/dev/nvme0n1 rw rootwait panic=-1 console=ttyS0' \
> > -nographic -monitor none
> >
> > The root file systems are available from the respective subdirectories
> > of:
> >
> > https://github.com/groeck/linux-build-test/tree/master/rootfs
>
> This is useful, thanks! I haven't tried it yet, but I was able to
> reproduce on x86 with MSI turned off.
>
>
> diff --git a/drivers/nvme/host/pci.c b/drivers/nvme/host/pci.c
> index 8df868afa363..6c03461ad988 100644
> --- a/drivers/nvme/host/pci.c
> +++ b/drivers/nvme/host/pci.c
> @@ -2098,7 +2098,7 @@ static int nvme_setup_irqs(struct nvme_dev *dev, int nr_io_queues)
> .nr_sets = ARRAY_SIZE(irq_sets),
> .sets = irq_sets,
> };
> - int result;
> + int result = 0;
>
> /*
> * For irq sets, we have to ask for minvec == maxvec. This passes
> @@ -2113,9 +2113,16 @@ static int nvme_setup_irqs(struct nvme_dev *dev, int nr_io_queues)
> affd.nr_sets = 1;
>
> /*
> - * Need IRQs for read+write queues, and one for the admin queue
> + * Need IRQs for read+write queues, and one for the admin queue.
> + * If we can't get more than one vector, we have to share the
> + * admin queue and IO queue vector. For that case, don't add
> + * an extra vector for the admin queue, or we'll continue
> + * asking for 2 and get -ENOSPC in return.
> */
> - nr_io_queues = irq_sets[0] + irq_sets[1] + 1;
> + if (result == -ENOSPC && nr_io_queues == 1)
> + nr_io_queues = 1;

Setting nr_io_queues to 1 when it already is set to 1 doesn't really do
anything. Is this for clarification ?

> + else
> + nr_io_queues = irq_sets[0] + irq_sets[1] + 1;
>
> result = pci_alloc_irq_vectors_affinity(pdev, nr_io_queues,
> nr_io_queues,
>
> --
> Jens Axboe
>

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