zbd: Avoid async I/O multi-job workload deadlock

With zonemode=zbd, for a multi-job workload using asynchronous I/O
engines with a deep I/O queue depth setting, a job that is building a
batch of asynchronous I/Os to submit may end up waiting for an I/O
target zone lock held by another job that is also preparing a batch.
For small devices with few zones and/or a large number of jobs, such
prepare phase zone lock contention can be frequent enough to end up in a
situation where all jobs are waiting for zone locks held by other jobs
and no I/O being executed (so no zone being unlocked).

Avoid this situation by using pthread_mutex_trylock() instead of
pthread_mutex_lock() and by calling io_u_quiesce() to execute queued
I/O units if locking fails. pthread_mutex_lock() is then called to
lock the desired target zone. The execution of io_u_quiesce() forces
I/O execution progress and so zones to be unlocked, avoiding job
deadlock.

Signed-off-by: Damien Le Moal <damien.lemoal@wdc.com>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
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