[v2,5/5] bcache: configure the asynchronous registertion to be experimental
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Message ID 20200527040155.43690-6-colyli@suse.de
State New
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  • bcache patches for Linux-5.8
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Coly Li May 27, 2020, 4:01 a.m. UTC
In order to avoid the experimental async registration interface to
be treated as new kernel ABI for common users, this patch makes it
as an experimental kernel configure BCACHE_ASYNC_REGISTRAION.

This interface is for extreme large cached data situation, to make sure
the bcache device can always created without the udev timeout issue. For
normal users the async or sync registration does not make difference.

In future when we decide to use the asynchronous registration as default
behavior, this experimental interface may be removed.

Signed-off-by: Coly Li <colyli@suse.de>
 drivers/md/bcache/Kconfig | 9 +++++++++
 drivers/md/bcache/super.c | 2 ++
 2 files changed, 11 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/Kconfig b/drivers/md/bcache/Kconfig
index 6dfa653d30db..bf7dd96db9b3 100644
--- a/drivers/md/bcache/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/md/bcache/Kconfig
@@ -26,3 +26,12 @@  config BCACHE_CLOSURES_DEBUG
 	Keeps all active closures in a linked list and provides a debugfs
 	interface to list them, which makes it possible to see asynchronous
 	operations that get stuck.
+	bool "Asynchronous device registration (EXPERIMENTAL)"
+	depends on BCACHE
+	help
+	Add a sysfs file /sys/fs/bcache/register_async. Writing registering
+	device path into this file will returns immediately and the real
+	registration work is handled in kernel work queue in asynchronous
+	way.
diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
index b971d8e916d5..f9975c22bf7e 100644
--- a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
+++ b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
@@ -2765,7 +2765,9 @@  static int __init bcache_init(void)
 	static const struct attribute *files[] = {