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[Qemu-devel] Re: qemu-kvm hangs if multipath device is queing

From: Kevin Wolf
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: qemu-kvm hangs if multipath device is queing
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 09:48:47 +0200
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Am 19.05.2010 09:29, schrieb Christoph Hellwig:
> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 03:22:36PM +0200, Kevin Wolf wrote:
>> I think it's stuck here in an endless loop:
>>     while (laiocb->ret == -EINPROGRESS)
>>         qemu_laio_completion_cb(laiocb->ctx);
>> Can you verify this by single-stepping one or two loop iterations? ret
>> and errno after the read call could be interesting, too.
> Maybe the compiler is just too smart.  Without some form of barrier
> it could just optimize the loop away as laiocb->ret couldn't change
> in a normal single-threaded environment.

It probably could in theory, but in practice we're in a read() inside
qemu_laio_completion, so it didn't do it here.


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