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Subject[PATCH 4.4 100/107] block: do not use interruptible wait anywhere
4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Alan Jenkins <>

commit 1dc3039bc87ae7d19a990c3ee71cfd8a9068f428 upstream.

When blk_queue_enter() waits for a queue to unfreeze, or unset the
PREEMPT_ONLY flag, do not allow it to be interrupted by a signal.

The PREEMPT_ONLY flag was introduced later in commit 3a0a529971ec
("block, scsi: Make SCSI quiesce and resume work reliably"). Note the SCSI
device is resumed asynchronously, i.e. after un-freezing userspace tasks.

So that commit exposed the bug as a regression in v4.15. A mysterious
SIGBUS (or -EIO) sometimes happened during the time the device was being
resumed. Most frequently, there was no kernel log message, and we saw Xorg
or Xwayland killed by SIGBUS.[1]

[1] E.g.

Without this fix, I get an IO error in this test:

# dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null iflag=direct & \
while killall -SIGUSR1 dd; do sleep 0.1; done & \
echo mem > /sys/power/state ; \
sleep 5; killall dd # stop after 5 seconds

The interruptible wait was added to blk_queue_enter in
commit 3ef28e83ab15 ("block: generic request_queue reference counting").
Before then, the interruptible wait was only in blk-mq, but I don't think
it could ever have been correct.

Reviewed-by: Bart Van Assche <>
Signed-off-by: Alan Jenkins <>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
Signed-off-by: Sudip Mukherjee <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
block/blk-core.c | 10 +++-------
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

--- a/block/blk-core.c
+++ b/block/blk-core.c
@@ -651,21 +651,17 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(blk_alloc_queue);
int blk_queue_enter(struct request_queue *q, gfp_t gfp)
while (true) {
- int ret;
if (percpu_ref_tryget_live(&q->q_usage_counter))
return 0;

if (!gfpflags_allow_blocking(gfp))
return -EBUSY;

- ret = wait_event_interruptible(q->mq_freeze_wq,
- !atomic_read(&q->mq_freeze_depth) ||
- blk_queue_dying(q));
+ wait_event(q->mq_freeze_wq,
+ !atomic_read(&q->mq_freeze_depth) ||
+ blk_queue_dying(q));
if (blk_queue_dying(q))
return -ENODEV;
- if (ret)
- return ret;

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