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bfq-sq, bfq-mq: fix unbalanced decrements of burst size
The commit "bfq-sq, bfq-mq: decrease burst size when queues in burst exit" introduced the decrement of burst_size on the removal of a bfq_queue from the burst list. Unfortunately, this decrement can happen to be performed even when burst size is already equal to 0, because of unbalanced decrements. A description follows of the cause of these unbalanced decrements, namely a wrong assumption, and of the way how this wrong assumption leads to unbalanced decrements. The wrong assumption is that a bfq_queue can exit only if the process associated with the bfq_queue has exited. This is false, because a bfq_queue, say Q, may exit also as a consequence of a merge with another bfq_queue. In this case, Q exits because the I/O of its associated process has been redirected to another bfq_queue. The decrement unbalance occurs because Q may then be re-created after a split, and added back to the current burst list, *without* incrementing burst_size. burst_size is not incremented because Q is not a new bfq_queue added to the burst list, but a bfq_queue only temporarily removed from the list, and, before the commit "bfq-sq, bfq-mq: decrease burst size when queues in burst exit", burst_size was not decremented when Q was removed. This commit addresses this issue by just checking whether the exiting bfq_queue is a merged bfq_queue, and, in that case, not decrementing burst_size. Unfortunately, this still leaves room for unbalanced decrements, in the following rarer case: on a split, the bfq_queue happens to be inserted into a different burst list than that it was removed from when merged. If this happens, the number of elements in the new burst list becomes higher than burst_size (by one). When the bfq_queue then exits, it is of course not in a merged state any longer, thus burst_size is decremented, which results in an unbalanced decrement. To handle this sporadic, unlucky case in a simple way, this commit also checks that burst_size is larger than 0 before decrementing it. Finally, this commit removes an useless, extra check: the check that the bfq_queue is sync, performed before checking whether the bfq_queue is in the burst list. This extra check is redundant, because only sync bfq_queues can be inserted into the burst list. Reported-by: Philip Müller <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Paolo Valente <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Angelo Ruocco <email@example.com> Tested-by: Philip Müller <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tested-by: Oleksandr Natalenko <email@example.com> Tested-by: Lee Tibbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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