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SubjectRe: [PATCH] blk-mq: Directly schedule q->timeout_work when aborting a request
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Martin Steigerwald - 10.04.18, 20:43:
> Tejun Heo - 03.04.18, 00:04:
> > Request abortion is performed by overriding deadline to now and
> > scheduling timeout handling immediately. For the latter part, the
> > code was using mod_timer(timeout, 0) which can't guarantee that the
> > timer runs afterwards. Let's schedule the underlying work item
> > directly instead.
> >
> > This fixes the hangs during probing reported by Sitsofe but it isn't
> > yet clear to me how the failure can happen reliably if it's just the
> > above described race condition.
>
> Compiling a 4.16.1 kernel with that patch to test whether this fixes
> the boot hang I reported in:
>
> [Possible REGRESSION, 4.16-rc4] Error updating SMART data during
> runtime and boot failures with blk_mq_terminate_expired in backtrace
> https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199077

Fails as well, see

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199077#c8

for photo with (part of) backtrace.

> The "Error updating SMART data during runtime" thing I reported there
> as well may still be another (independent) issue.
>
> > Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
> > Reported-by: Sitsofe Wheeler <sitsofe@gmail.com>
> > Reported-by: Meelis Roos <mroos@linux.ee>
> > Fixes: 358f70da49d7 ("blk-mq: make blk_abort_request() trigger
> > timeout path") Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # v4.16
> > Link:
> > http://lkml.kernel.org/r/CALjAwxh-PVYFnYFCJpGOja+m5SzZ8Sa4J7ohxdK=r8
> > NyOF-EM A@mail.gmail.com Link:
> > http://lkml.kernel.org/r/alpine.LRH.2.21.1802261049140.4893@math.ut.
> > ee --- Hello,
> >
> > I don't have the full explanation yet but here's a preliminary
> > patch.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > block/blk-timeout.c | 2 +-
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/block/blk-timeout.c b/block/blk-timeout.c
> > index a05e367..f0e6e41 100644
> > --- a/block/blk-timeout.c
> > +++ b/block/blk-timeout.c
> > @@ -165,7 +165,7 @@ void blk_abort_request(struct request *req)
> >
> > * No need for fancy synchronizations.
> > */
> >
> > blk_rq_set_deadline(req, jiffies);
> >
> > - mod_timer(&req->q->timeout, 0);
> > + kblockd_schedule_work(&req->q->timeout_work);
> >
> > } else {
> >
> > if (blk_mark_rq_complete(req))
> >
> > return;


--
Martin


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