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SubjectRE: [PATCH-v2 1/2] mpt3sas: Refcount sas_device objects and fix unsafe list usage
From: Sreekanth Reddy [mailto:sreekanth.reddy@avagotech.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 5:26 PM
To: Nicholas A. Bellinger
Cc: linux-scsi; linux-kernel; James Bottomley; Calvin Owens; Christoph
Hellwig; MPT-FusionLinux.pdl; kernel-team; Nicholas Bellinger; Chaitra
Basappa
Subject: Re: [PATCH-v2 1/2] mpt3sas: Refcount sas_device objects and fix
unsafe list usage

On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 1:24 PM, Nicholas A. Bellinger <nab@daterainc.com>
wrote:
> From: Nicholas Bellinger <nab@linux-iscsi.org>
>
> These objects can be referenced concurrently throughout the driver, we
> need a way to make sure threads can't delete them out from under each
> other. This patch adds the refcount, and refactors the code to use it.
>
> Additionally, we cannot iterate over the sas_device_list without
> holding the lock, or we risk corrupting random memory if items are
> added or deleted as we iterate. This patch refactors
> _scsih_probe_sas() to use the sas_device_list in a safe way.
>
> This patch is a port of Calvin's PATCH-v4 for mpt2sas code, atop
> mpt3sas changes in scsi.git/for-next.
>
> Cc: Calvin Owens <calvinowens@fb.com>
> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
> Cc: Sreekanth Reddy <sreekanth.reddy@avagotech.com>
> Cc: MPT-FusionLinux.pdl <MPT-FusionLinux.pdl@avagotech.com>
> Signed-off-by: Nicholas Bellinger <nab@linux-iscsi.org>
> ---
> drivers/scsi/mpt3sas/mpt3sas_base.h | 25 +-
> drivers/scsi/mpt3sas/mpt3sas_scsih.c | 479
> +++++++++++++++++++++----------
> drivers/scsi/mpt3sas/mpt3sas_transport.c | 18 +-
> 3 files changed, 364 insertions(+), 158 deletions(-)
>
> @@ -2763,7 +2874,7 @@ _scsih_block_io_device(struct MPT3SAS_ADAPTER *ioc,
> u16 handle)
> struct scsi_device *sdev;
> struct _sas_device *sas_device;
>

[Sreekanth] Here sas_device_lock spin lock needs to be acquired before
calling
__mpt3sas_get_sdev_by_addr() function.

[Chaitra]Here instead of calling " __mpt3sas_get_sdev_by_handle()" function
calling
"mpt3sas_get_sdev_by_handle()" function will fixes "invalid page access"
type of kernel panic

> - sas_device = _scsih_sas_device_find_by_handle(ioc, handle);
> + sas_device = __mpt3sas_get_sdev_by_handle(ioc, handle);
> if (!sas_device)
> return;
>
> @@ -2779,6 +2890,8 @@ _scsih_block_io_device(struct MPT3SAS_ADAPTER *ioc,
> u16 handle)
> continue;
> _scsih_internal_device_block(sdev, sas_device_priv_data);
> }
> +
> + sas_device_put(sas_device);
> }
>


Regards,
Chaitra


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