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authorColy Li <>2020-05-27 12:01:55 +0800
committerJens Axboe <>2020-05-27 05:19:36 -0600
commit0c8d3fceade2ab1bbac68bca013e62bfdb851d19 (patch)
parent9e23ccf8f0a22e5b86a9e0d8ecbb49fe2fa73ae9 (diff)
bcache: configure the asynchronous registertion to be experimentalfor-5.8/drivers-2020-06-01for-5.8/drivers
In order to avoid the experimental async registration interface to be treated as new kernel ABI for common users, this patch makes it as an experimental kernel configure BCACHE_ASYNC_REGISTRAION. This interface is for extreme large cached data situation, to make sure the bcache device can always created without the udev timeout issue. For normal users the async or sync registration does not make difference. In future when we decide to use the asynchronous registration as default behavior, this experimental interface may be removed. Signed-off-by: Coly Li <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2 files changed, 11 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/Kconfig b/drivers/md/bcache/Kconfig
index 6dfa653d30db..bf7dd96db9b3 100644
--- a/drivers/md/bcache/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/md/bcache/Kconfig
@@ -26,3 +26,12 @@ config BCACHE_CLOSURES_DEBUG
Keeps all active closures in a linked list and provides a debugfs
interface to list them, which makes it possible to see asynchronous
operations that get stuck.
+ bool "Asynchronous device registration (EXPERIMENTAL)"
+ depends on BCACHE
+ help
+ Add a sysfs file /sys/fs/bcache/register_async. Writing registering
+ device path into this file will returns immediately and the real
+ registration work is handled in kernel work queue in asynchronous
+ way.
diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
index b971d8e916d5..f9975c22bf7e 100644
--- a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
+++ b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
@@ -2765,7 +2765,9 @@ static int __init bcache_init(void)
static const struct attribute *files[] = {