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From: Jens Axboe <>
To: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH][v3] blktrace: conversion to tracepoints
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 18:22:45 +0100	[thread overview]
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On Mon, Nov 03 2008, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> Em Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 12:11:45PM +0100, Jens Axboe escreveu:
> > On Thu, Oct 30 2008, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> > > Yes, I tested it, run 'btrace /dev/sda' several times, while doing a
> > > 45 GB backup using rsync over NFS, etc. So it should have exercised the
> > > tracepoints use and repeated registrater/unregister cycles.
> > 
> > Awesome, just wanted to know what level of testing you had done (from
> > "none" to "doesn't crash" to "actually works"), so thanks for that.
> Jens,
> 	Now I'm working on the marker glue code for systemtap to use
> these tracepoints and I noticed that one important piece of information
> is not available unless one first uses blk_trace_ioctl to fill in
> request_queue->blk_trace, that is request_queue->blk_trace->dev, i.e.
> the device associated with the request_queue.
> 	Is there a way to, from the request_queue, get the dev? I guess
> not, as if there would be you wouldn't have added it to struct
> blk_trace...
> 	Would it be sane to add get struct block_device->bd_dev dev_t
> info into struct request_queue at sd_probe time or most probably at some
> more suitable routine in the device/disk registration sequence of
> events?

You can't do that, the queue is nothing more than a transport. There's
no sane way to map from a queue to a device, since it's not given that
there will be a 1:1 mapping even. So no go there, sorry.

> 	I am certainly missing lots of connections here, there are many
> objects and relationships among these objects that may make the
> association of a block_device with a request_queue not to be fixed all
> the time, thus requiring the struct blk_trace ->dev field to be set up
> at ioctl time, but I'm just trying to figure out how to remove the
> requirement of a setup routine for the tracepoints to know what is the
> dev_t associated with the request_queue they are getting as a parameter.
> Best Regards,
> - Arnaldo
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Jens Axboe

  reply	other threads:[~2008-11-03 17:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-29 12:05 [PATCH][v2] " Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2008-10-29 13:18 ` Jens Axboe
2008-10-29 15:50   ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2008-10-29 19:43   ` [PATCH][v3] " Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2008-10-30  7:31     ` Jens Axboe
2008-10-30 11:03       ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2008-10-30 11:11         ` Jens Axboe
2008-11-03 17:21           ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2008-11-03 17:22             ` Jens Axboe [this message]
2008-11-03 18:08               ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2008-11-07 14:29       ` Alan D. Brunelle
2008-11-07 14:32         ` Jens Axboe
2008-11-07 15:38           ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2008-10-30 14:44     ` [PATCH][v3] blktrace: conversion to tracepoints backport Mathieu Desnoyers
2008-10-30 14:47       ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2008-10-29 15:17 ` [PATCH][v2] blktrace: conversion to tracepoints Mathieu Desnoyers

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