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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 7/7] scsi: libsas: fix issue of swapping two sas disks
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On 2019/2/1 0:34, John Garry wrote:
> On 31/01/2019 02:55, Jason Yan wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 2019/1/31 1:53, John Garry wrote:
>>> On 30/01/2019 08:24, Jason Yan wrote:
>>>> The work flow of revalidation now is scanning expander phy by the
>>>> sequence of the phy and check if the phy have changed. This will leads
>>>> to an issue of swapping two sas disks on one expander.
>>>>
>>>> Assume we have two sas disks, connected with expander phy10 and phy11:
>>>>
>>>> phy10: 5000cca04eb1001d port-0:0:10
>>>> phy11: 5000cca04eb043ad port-0:0:11
>>>>
>>>> Swap these two disks, and imaging the following scenario:
>>>>
>>>> revalidation 1:
>>>
>>> What does "revalidation 1" actually mean?
>>
>> 'revalidation 1' means one entry in sas_discover_domain().
>>
>>>
>>>> -->phy10: 0 --> delete phy10 domain device
>>>> -->phy11: 5000cca04eb043ad (no change)
>>>
>>> so is disk 11 still inserted at this stage?
>>
>> Maybe, but that's what we read from the hardware.
>>
>>>
>>>> revalidation done
>>>>
>>>> revalidation 2:
>>>
>>> is port-0:0:10 deleted now?
>>>
>>
>> Yes. But we don't care about it.
>>
>>>> -->step 1, check phy10:
>>>> -->phy10: 5000cca04eb043ad --> add to wide port(port-0:0:11) (phy11
>>>> address is still 5000cca04eb043ad now)
>
> We do not want this to happen and it seems to be the crux of the problem.
>
> As an alternate to your solution, how about check if the PHY is an end
> device. If so, it should not form/join a wideport; that is, apart from
> dual-port disks, which I am not sure about - I think each port still has
> a unique WWN, so should be ok.
>

If the PHY do not join a wideport, then it have to form a wideport of
it's own. I'm not sure if we can have two ports with the same address
and do not break anything?

>>>
>>> So this should not happen. How are you physcially swapping them such
>>> that phy11 address is still 5000cca04eb043ad? I don't see how this would
>>> be true at revalidation 1.
>>>
>>
>> This issue is because we always process the PHYs from 0 to max phy
>> number. And please be aware of the real physcial address of the PHY and
>> the address stored in the memory is not always the same.
>> Actually when you checking phy10, phy11 physcial address is not
>> 5000cca04eb043ad. But the address stored in domain device is still
>> 5000cca04eb043ad. We have not get a chance to to read it because we are
>> processing phy10 now, right?
>>
>
> I see.
>
>> It's very easy to reproduce. I suggest you to do it yourself and look at
>> the logs.
>>
>
> I can't physically access the backpane, and this is not the sort of
> thing which is easy to fake by hacking the driver.
>
> And the log which you provided internally does not have much - if any -
> libsas logs to help me understand it.
>
>>>>
>>>> -->step 2, check phy11:
>>>> -->phy11: 0 --> phy11 address is 0 now, but it's part of wide
>>>> port(port-0:0:11), the domain device will not be deleted.
>>>> revalidation done
>>>>
>>>> revalidation 3:
>>>> -->phy10, 5000cca04eb043ad (no change)
>>>> -->phy11: 5000cca04eb1001d --> try to add port-0:0:11 but failed,
>>>> port-0:0:11 already exist, trigger a warning as follows
>>>> revalidation done
>>>>
>>>> [14790.189699] sysfs: cannot create duplicate filename
>>>> '/devices/pci0000:74/0000:74:02.0/host0/port-0:0/expander-0:0/port-0:0:11'
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> [14790.201081] CPU: 25 PID: 5031 Comm: kworker/u192:3 Not tainted
>>>> 4.16.0-rc1-191134-g138f084-dirty #228
>>>> [14790.210199] Hardware name: Huawei D06/D06, BIOS Hisilicon D06 EC
>>>> UEFI
>>>> Nemo 2.0 RC0 - B303 05/16/2018
>>>> [14790.219323] Workqueue: 0000:74:02.0_disco_q sas_revalidate_domain
>>>> [14790.225404] Call trace:
>>>> [14790.227842] dump_backtrace+0x0/0x18c
>>>> [14790.231492] show_stack+0x14/0x1c
>>>> [14790.234798] dump_stack+0x88/0xac
>>>> [14790.238101] sysfs_warn_dup+0x64/0x7c
>>>> [14790.241751] sysfs_create_dir_ns+0x90/0xa0
>>>> [14790.245835] kobject_add_internal+0xa0/0x284
>>>> [14790.250092] kobject_add+0xb8/0x11c
>>>> [14790.253570] device_add+0xe8/0x598
>>>> [14790.256960] sas_port_add+0x24/0x50
>>>> [14790.260436] sas_ex_discover_devices+0xb10/0xc30
>>>> [14790.265040] sas_ex_revalidate_domain+0x1d8/0x518
>>>> [14790.269731] sas_revalidate_domain+0x12c/0x154
>>>> [14790.274163] process_one_work+0x128/0x2b0
>>>> [14790.278160] worker_thread+0x14c/0x408
>>>> [14790.281897] kthread+0xfc/0x128
>>>> [14790.285026] ret_from_fork+0x10/0x18
>>>> [14790.288598] ------------[ cut here ]------------
>>>>
>>>> At last, the disk 5000cca04eb1001d is lost.
>
>
> .
>

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