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authorSeongJae Park <sj@kernel.org>2022-07-15 22:51:08 +0000
committerJuergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>2022-08-12 12:13:54 +0200
commit402c43ea6b34a1b371ffeed9adf907402569eaf5 (patch)
tree7c3679ed0b0407e46a0209ec5559c025826d2212 /drivers
parente94c6101e151b019b8babc518ac2a6ada644a5a1 (diff)
xen-blkfront: Apply 'feature_persistent' parameter when connect
In some use cases[1], the backend is created while the frontend doesn't support the persistent grants feature, but later the frontend can be changed to support the feature and reconnect. In the past, 'blkback' enabled the persistent grants feature since it unconditionally checked if frontend supports the persistent grants feature for every connect ('connect_ring()') and decided whether it should use persistent grans or not. However, commit aac8a70db24b ("xen-blkback: add a parameter for disabling of persistent grants") has mistakenly changed the behavior. It made the frontend feature support check to not be repeated once it shown the 'feature_persistent' as 'false', or the frontend doesn't support persistent grants. Similar behavioral change has made on 'blkfront' by commit 74a852479c68 ("xen-blkfront: add a parameter for disabling of persistent grants"). This commit changes the behavior of the parameter to make effect for every connect, so that the previous behavior of 'blkfront' can be restored. [1] https://lore.kernel.org/xen-devel/CAJwUmVB6H3iTs-C+U=v-pwJB7-_ZRHPxHzKRJZ22xEPW7z8a=g@mail.gmail.com/ Fixes: 74a852479c68 ("xen-blkfront: add a parameter for disabling of persistent grants") Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # 5.10.x Signed-off-by: SeongJae Park <sj@kernel.org> Reviewed-by: Maximilian Heyne <mheyne@amazon.de> Reviewed-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20220715225108.193398-4-sj@kernel.org Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
index 3646c0cae672..4e763701b372 100644
--- a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
+++ b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
@@ -1988,8 +1988,6 @@ static int blkfront_probe(struct xenbus_device *dev,
info->vdevice = vdevice;
- info->feature_persistent = feature_persistent;
/* Front end dir is a number, which is used as the id. */
info->handle = simple_strtoul(strrchr(dev->nodename, '/')+1, NULL, 0);
dev_set_drvdata(&dev->dev, info);
@@ -2283,7 +2281,7 @@ static void blkfront_gather_backend_features(struct blkfront_info *info)
if (xenbus_read_unsigned(info->xbdev->otherend, "feature-discard", 0))
- if (info->feature_persistent)
+ if (feature_persistent)
info->feature_persistent =
"feature-persistent", 0);

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