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From: Jason Yan <yanaijie@huawei.com>
To: John Garry <john.garry@huawei.com>, <martin.petersen@oracle.com>,
	<jejb@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: <linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org>, <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	<zhaohongjiang@huawei.com>, <hare@suse.com>,
	<dan.j.williams@intel.com>, <jthumshirn@suse.de>, <hch@lst.de>,
	<huangdaode@hisilicon.com>, <chenxiang66@hisilicon.com>,
	<xiexiuqi@huawei.com>, <tj@kernel.org>, <miaoxie@huawei.com>,
	Ewan Milne <emilne@redhat.com>, Tomas Henzl <thenzl@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/8] scsi: libsas: trigger a new revalidation to discover the device
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 09:01:38 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <5B148F72.3000000@huawei.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6b030b96-9733-f6b5-e8af-d1d488c52fb4@huawei.com>



On 2018/6/1 18:02, John Garry wrote:
> I mean that since libsas does disocovery/revalidation for all expander
> PHYS for a single event, than all discovery/revalidation should be
> synchronised with that same event. I don't mean that for a given
> expander PHY which originated a broadcast event, the
> revalidation/discovery for that PHY should be synchronised with that
> same event. Like you said, I don't think it's possible.
>
> On another point, one of the reasons to synchronise event processing was
> so events are not lost and are processed in order. In principle, by
> chaining these bcast events we lose that, since other PHY events may be
> queued before we queue the new artificial bcast events.
>

I got what you mean. I will try to keep the principle of synchronised 
event processing.

>>
>> But if you mean we shall do this device removing and rediscovering in
>> one revalidation if it is not a "flutter", I think we can wrap a new
>> function for sas_revalidate_domain(), such as:
>>
>>
>> while (need_to_revalidate_again)
>>     need_to_revalidate_again = sas_revalidate_domain()
>>
>> In this way the sas_port adding/removing is packed in one loop, we won't
>> have the annoyance of "duplicate filename" warning. What do you
>> think?
>
> Something like that, where all the discovery/revalidation and related
> device + port processing is done before we complete the revalidation
> event processing. A single revalidation event may defer do device+port
> processing multiple times.

  reply	other threads:[~2018-06-04  1:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-29  2:23 [PATCH 0/8] libsas: Support swapping disks and SATA phy link rate matching the pathway Jason Yan
2018-05-29  2:23 ` [PATCH 1/8] scsi: libsas: delete dead code in scsi_transport_sas.c Jason Yan
2018-05-29  7:33   ` Johannes Thumshirn
2018-05-31 14:26   ` John Garry
2018-05-29  2:23 ` [PATCH 2/8] scsi: libsas: check the lldd callback correctly Jason Yan
2018-05-29  7:34   ` Johannes Thumshirn
2018-05-31 14:09   ` John Garry
2018-06-01  0:15     ` Jason Yan
2018-05-29  2:23 ` [PATCH 3/8] scsi: libsas: always unregister the old device if going to discover new Jason Yan
2018-05-29  7:37   ` Johannes Thumshirn
2018-05-31 15:09   ` John Garry
2018-06-01  0:28     ` Jason Yan
2018-05-29  2:23 ` [PATCH 4/8] scsi: libsas: trigger a new revalidation to discover the device Jason Yan
2018-05-29  7:43   ` Johannes Thumshirn
2018-05-31 15:42   ` John Garry
2018-06-01  0:59     ` Jason Yan
2018-06-01 10:02       ` John Garry
2018-06-04  1:01         ` Jason Yan [this message]
2018-05-29  2:23 ` [PATCH 5/8] scsi: libsas: check if the same sata device when flutter Jason Yan
2018-05-29  2:23 ` [PATCH 6/8] scsi: libsas: reset the phy state and address if discover failed Jason Yan
2018-05-29  2:23 ` [PATCH 7/8] scsi: libsas: fix issue of swapping two sas disks Jason Yan
2018-05-29  2:23 ` [PATCH 8/8] scsi: libsas: support SATA phy link rate unmatch the pathway Jason Yan
2018-05-31 16:05   ` John Garry
2018-06-01  1:21     ` Jason Yan
2018-06-01 10:13       ` John Garry

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