[v2,01/20] dax: Modify bdev_dax_pgoff() to handle NULL bdev
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Vivek Goyal Aug. 7, 2020, 7:55 p.m. UTC
virtiofs does not have a block device but it has dax device.
Modify bdev_dax_pgoff() to be able to handle that.

If there is no bdev, that means dax offset is 0. (It can't be a partition
block device starting at an offset in dax device).

This is little hackish. There have been discussions about getting rid
of dax not supporting partitions.

https://lore.kernel.org/linux-fsdevel/20200107125159.GA15745@infradead.org/

IMHO, this path can easily break exisitng users. For example
ioctl(BLKPG_ADD_PARTITION) will start breaking on block devices
supporting DAX. Also, I personally find it very useful to be able to
partition dax devices and still be able to use DAX.

Alternatively, I tried to store offset into dax device information in iomap
interface, but that got NACKed.

https://lore.kernel.org/linux-fsdevel/20200217133117.GB20444@infradead.org/

I can't think of a good path to solve this issue properly. So to make
progress, it seems this patch is least bad option for now and I hope
we can take it.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Cc: linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org
---
 drivers/dax/super.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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Jan Kara Aug. 17, 2020, 4:57 p.m. UTC | #1
On Fri 07-08-20 15:55:07, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> virtiofs does not have a block device but it has dax device.
> Modify bdev_dax_pgoff() to be able to handle that.
> 
> If there is no bdev, that means dax offset is 0. (It can't be a partition
> block device starting at an offset in dax device).
> 
> This is little hackish. There have been discussions about getting rid
> of dax not supporting partitions.
> 
> https://lore.kernel.org/linux-fsdevel/20200107125159.GA15745@infradead.org/
> 
> IMHO, this path can easily break exisitng users. For example
> ioctl(BLKPG_ADD_PARTITION) will start breaking on block devices
> supporting DAX. Also, I personally find it very useful to be able to
> partition dax devices and still be able to use DAX.
> 
> Alternatively, I tried to store offset into dax device information in iomap
> interface, but that got NACKed.
> 
> https://lore.kernel.org/linux-fsdevel/20200217133117.GB20444@infradead.org/
> 
> I can't think of a good path to solve this issue properly. So to make
> progress, it seems this patch is least bad option for now and I hope
> we can take it.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>
> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
> Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
> Cc: linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org

This patch looks OK to me. You can add:

Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>

								Honza

> ---
>  drivers/dax/super.c | 3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/dax/super.c b/drivers/dax/super.c
> index 8e32345be0f7..c4bec437e88b 100644
> --- a/drivers/dax/super.c
> +++ b/drivers/dax/super.c
> @@ -46,7 +46,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(dax_read_unlock);
>  int bdev_dax_pgoff(struct block_device *bdev, sector_t sector, size_t size,
>  		pgoff_t *pgoff)
>  {
> -	phys_addr_t phys_off = (get_start_sect(bdev) + sector) * 512;
> +	sector_t start_sect = bdev ? get_start_sect(bdev) : 0;
> +	phys_addr_t phys_off = (start_sect + sector) * 512;
>  
>  	if (pgoff)
>  		*pgoff = PHYS_PFN(phys_off);
> -- 
> 2.25.4
>

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diff --git a/drivers/dax/super.c b/drivers/dax/super.c
index 8e32345be0f7..c4bec437e88b 100644
--- a/drivers/dax/super.c
+++ b/drivers/dax/super.c
@@ -46,7 +46,8 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(dax_read_unlock);
 int bdev_dax_pgoff(struct block_device *bdev, sector_t sector, size_t size,
 		pgoff_t *pgoff)
 {
-	phys_addr_t phys_off = (get_start_sect(bdev) + sector) * 512;
+	sector_t start_sect = bdev ? get_start_sect(bdev) : 0;
+	phys_addr_t phys_off = (start_sect + sector) * 512;
 
 	if (pgoff)
 		*pgoff = PHYS_PFN(phys_off);