[RFC PATCH v2 00/10] Add configurable block device LED triggers

Marek Behún kabel at kernel.org
Wed Aug 11 06:50:48 EDT 2021

On Wed, 11 Aug 2021 08:26:42 +0200
Christoph Hellwig <hch at lst.de> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 09, 2021 at 06:50:44PM -0500, Ian Pilcher wrote:
> > On 8/9/21 5:43 PM, Marek Behún wrote:  
> >> I confess that I am not very familiar with internal blkdev API.  
> >
> > It's mainly a matter of symbol visibility.  See this thread from a few
> > months ago:
> >
> >   https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-leds/msg18244.html
> >
> > Now ... my code currently lives in block/, so there isn't actually
> > anything technically preventing it from iterating through the block
> > devices.
> >
> > The reactions to Enzo's patch (which you can see in that thread) make me
> > think that anything that iterates through all block devices is likely to
> > be rejected, but maybe I'm reading too much into it.  
> I think the main issue with this series is that it adds a shitload of
> code and a hook in the absolute I/O fastpath for fricking blinkenlights.
> I don't think it is even worth wasting time on something this ridiculous.

That's why I think we should do this the way the netdev trigger does.
Periodically reading block_device's stats, and if they are greater,
blink the LED.


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