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SubjectRe: [PATCH] block: Fix warning when I/O elevator is changed as request_queue is being removed
On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:38 AM, David Jeffery <djeffery@redhat.com> wrote:
> There is a race between changing I/O elevator and request_queue removal
> which can trigger the warning in kobject_add_internal. A program can
> use sysfs to request a change of elevator at the same time another task
> is unregistering the request_queue the elevator would be attached to.
> The elevator's kobject will then attempt to be connected to the
> request_queue in the object tree when the request_queue has just been
> removed from sysfs. This triggers the warning in kobject_add_internal
> as the request_queue no longer has a sysfs directory:
>
> kobject_add_internal failed for iosched (error: -2 parent: queue)
> ------------[ cut here ]------------
> WARNING: CPU: 3 PID: 14075 at lib/kobject.c:244 kobject_add_internal+0x103/0x2d0
>
>
> To fix this warning, we can check the QUEUE_FLAG_REGISTERED flag when
> changing the elevator and use the request_queue's sysfs_lock to
> serialize between clearing the flag and the elevator testing the flag.

I remember I saw this issue too.

>
> Signed-off-by: David Jeffery <djeffery@redhat.com>
> ---
> block/blk-sysfs.c | 2 ++
> block/elevator.c | 4 ++++
> 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+)
>
>
> diff --git a/block/blk-sysfs.c b/block/blk-sysfs.c
> index 27aceab..b8362c0 100644
> --- a/block/blk-sysfs.c
> +++ b/block/blk-sysfs.c
> @@ -931,7 +931,9 @@ void blk_unregister_queue(struct gendisk *disk)
> if (WARN_ON(!q))
> return;
>
> + mutex_lock(&q->sysfs_lock);
> queue_flag_clear_unlocked(QUEUE_FLAG_REGISTERED, q);
> + mutex_unlock(&q->sysfs_lock);

Could you share why the lock of 'q->sysfs_lock' is needed here?

>
> wbt_exit(q);
>
> diff --git a/block/elevator.c b/block/elevator.c
> index 4bb2f0c..51da592 100644
> --- a/block/elevator.c
> +++ b/block/elevator.c
> @@ -1055,6 +1055,10 @@ static int __elevator_change(struct request_queue *q, const char *name)
> char elevator_name[ELV_NAME_MAX];
> struct elevator_type *e;
>
> + /* Make sure queue is not in the middle of being removed */
> + if (!test_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_REGISTERED, &q->queue_flags))
> + return -ENOENT;
> +

I suggest to check 'e->registered' here, which should be more
reasonable or straightforward.

--
Ming Lei

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