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SubjectRe: [RFC v2 2/2] pmem: device flush over VIRTIO
On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 04:54:14PM +0530, Pankaj Gupta wrote:
> This patch adds functionality to perform
> flush from guest to hosy over VIRTIO
> when 'ND_REGION_VIRTIO'flag is set on
> nd_negion. Flag is set by 'virtio-pmem'
> driver.
>
> Signed-off-by: Pankaj Gupta <pagupta@redhat.com>
> ---
> drivers/nvdimm/region_devs.c | 7 +++++++
> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/nvdimm/region_devs.c b/drivers/nvdimm/region_devs.c
> index a612be6..6c6454e 100644
> --- a/drivers/nvdimm/region_devs.c
> +++ b/drivers/nvdimm/region_devs.c
> @@ -20,6 +20,7 @@
> #include <linux/nd.h>
> #include "nd-core.h"
> #include "nd.h"
> +#include <linux/virtio_pmem.h>
>
> /*
> * For readq() and writeq() on 32-bit builds, the hi-lo, lo-hi order is
> @@ -1074,6 +1075,12 @@ void nvdimm_flush(struct nd_region *nd_region)
> struct nd_region_data *ndrd = dev_get_drvdata(&nd_region->dev);
> int i, idx;
>
> + /* call PV device flush */
> + if (test_bit(ND_REGION_VIRTIO, &nd_region->flags)) {
> + virtio_pmem_flush(&nd_region->dev);
> + return;
> + }

How does libnvdimm know when flush has completed?

Callers expect the flush to be finished when nvdimm_flush() returns but
the virtio driver has only queued the request, it hasn't waited for
completion!
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