path: root/block/partition-generic.c
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authorVivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>2012-08-01 12:24:18 +0200
committerJens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>2012-08-01 12:24:18 +0200
commitc83f6bf98dc1f1a194118b3830706cebbebda8c4 (patch)
treeea8fbd925584f784164617964a9f025bda16ed15 /block/partition-generic.c
parent4638a83e8615de9c16c39dfed234951d0f468cf1 (diff)
block: add partition resize function to blkpg ioctl
Add a new operation code (BLKPG_RESIZE_PARTITION) to the BLKPG ioctl that allows altering the size of an existing partition, even if it is currently in use. This patch converts hd_struct->nr_sects into sequence counter because One might extend a partition while IO is happening to it and update of nr_sects can be non-atomic on 32bit machines with 64bit sector_t. This can lead to issues like reading inconsistent size of a partition. Sequence counter have been used so that readers don't have to take bdev mutex lock as we call sector_in_part() very frequently. Now all the access to hd_struct->nr_sects should happen using sequence counter read/update helper functions part_nr_sects_read/part_nr_sects_write. There is one exception though, set_capacity()/get_capacity(). I think theoritically race should exist there too but this patch does not modify set_capacity()/get_capacity() due to sheer number of call sites and I am afraid that change might break something. I have left that as a TODO item. We can handle it later if need be. This patch does not introduce any new races as such w.r.t set_capacity()/get_capacity(). v2: Add CONFIG_LBDAF test to UP preempt case as suggested by Phillip. Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Phillip Susi <psusi@ubuntu.com> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
Diffstat (limited to 'block/partition-generic.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/block/partition-generic.c b/block/partition-generic.c
index 6df5d6928a4..f1d14519cc0 100644
--- a/block/partition-generic.c
+++ b/block/partition-generic.c
@@ -84,7 +84,7 @@ ssize_t part_size_show(struct device *dev,
struct device_attribute *attr, char *buf)
struct hd_struct *p = dev_to_part(dev);
- return sprintf(buf, "%llu\n",(unsigned long long)p->nr_sects);
+ return sprintf(buf, "%llu\n",(unsigned long long)part_nr_sects_read(p));
static ssize_t part_ro_show(struct device *dev,
@@ -294,6 +294,8 @@ struct hd_struct *add_partition(struct gendisk *disk, int partno,
err = -ENOMEM;
goto out_free;
+ seqcount_init(&p->nr_sects_seq);
pdev = part_to_dev(p);
p->start_sect = start;