Merge tag 'io_uring-worker.v3-2021-02-25' of git://git.kernel.dk/linux-block
Pull io_uring thread rewrite from Jens Axboe:
"This converts the io-wq workers to be forked off the tasks in question
instead of being kernel threads that assume various bits of the
original task identity.
This kills > 400 lines of code from io_uring/io-wq, and it's the worst
part of the code. We've had several bugs in this area, and the worry
is always that we could be missing some pieces for file types doing
unusual things (recent /dev/tty example comes to mind, userfaultfd
reads installing file descriptors is another fun one... - both of
which need special handling, and I bet it's not the last weird oddity
With these identical workers, we can have full confidence that we're
never missing anything. That, in itself, is a huge win. Outside of
that, it's also more efficient since we're not wasting space and code
on tracking state, or switching between different states.
I'm sure we're going to find little things to patch up after this
series, but testing has been pretty thorough, from the usual
regression suite to production. Any issue that may crop up should be
There's also a nice series of further reductions we can do on top of
this, but I wanted to get the meat of it out sooner rather than later.
The general worry here isn't that it's fundamentally broken. Most of
the little issues we've found over the last week have been related to
just changes in how thread startup/exit is done, since that's the main
difference between using kthreads and these kinds of threads. In fact,
if all goes according to plan, I want to get this into the 5.10 and
5.11 stable branches as well.
That said, the changes outside of io_uring/io-wq are:
- arch setup, simple one-liner to each arch copy_thread()
- Removal of net and proc restrictions for io_uring, they are no
longer needed or useful"
* tag 'io_uring-worker.v3-2021-02-25' of git://git.kernel.dk/linux-block: (30 commits)
io-wq: remove now unused IO_WQ_BIT_ERROR
io_uring: fix SQPOLL thread handling over exec
io-wq: improve manager/worker handling over exec
io_uring: ensure SQPOLL startup is triggered before error shutdown
io-wq: make buffered file write hashed work map per-ctx
io-wq: fix race around io_worker grabbing
io-wq: fix races around manager/worker creation and task exit
io_uring: ensure io-wq context is always destroyed for tasks
arch: ensure parisc/powerpc handle PF_IO_WORKER in copy_thread()
io_uring: cleanup ->user usage
io-wq: remove nr_process accounting
io_uring: flag new native workers with IORING_FEAT_NATIVE_WORKERS
net: remove cmsg restriction from io_uring based send/recvmsg calls
Revert "proc: don't allow async path resolution of /proc/self components"
Revert "proc: don't allow async path resolution of /proc/thread-self components"
io_uring: move SQPOLL thread io-wq forked worker
io-wq: make io_wq_fork_thread() available to other users
io-wq: only remove worker from free_list, if it was there
io_uring: remove io_identity
io_uring: remove any grabbing of context