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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 1/1] RFC: scsi/dm-mpath: return -EACCES on reservation conflict



On Tue, Oct 13 2009 at 12:02am -0400,
michaelc cs wisc edu <michaelc cs wisc edu> wrote:

> From: Mike Christie <michaelc cs wisc edu>
> 
> This patch was made over this patch
> http://marc.info/?l=linux-scsi&m=125417106125449&w=2
> 
> The basic problem is that we do not want dm-multipath to retry
> this error, but the scsi layer returns -EIO or -EILSEQ, so
> dm-multipath cannot distinguish between a reservation conflict
> and other errors.
> 
> This problem was originally discussed here
> http://www.linux-archive.org/device-mapper-development/180290-dm-mpath-scsi-persistent-reservation.html
> 
> I have considered adding new blk error values (I have sent pactches
> for this before and can send updated ones if we want to go this route),
> and even just using more -EXYZ values for scsi errors, but in the end I am
> just not sure it ended up being worth it, so this patch just
> handles the one error.
> 
> The problem with adding new blk errors is that it seems only dm-multipath
> knows what it wants (have not seen anything from the FS or RAID people),
> and I also do not know what every device is sending so I cannot completely
> clean up cases like where a device returns a error (check condition
> and sense) indicating a controller port is temporarily unavialable.
> For example, I do not know if I am getting a ILLEGAL request for some
> non retryable device error vs the controller is getting its FW updated
> (for a non retryable device error case we do not want to fail the path
> and just want to fail the IO, but for FW update we just want to fail
> the path), so I have to treat those device errors like a transport error
> and just fail the path.
> 
> So, I did another take just using lots of different -EXYZ values. See
> this patch
> 
> for an example. The problem is still that the transport error
> and generic error cases are the same so all I bought was the handling
> of the reservation conflict.
> 
> And, that is how I ended up here where I am only handling the one
> error I know for sure will cause problems with the infrastructure we have.
> I am  not in love with this patch, so please give me any other
> suggestions.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Mike Christie <michaelc cs wisc edu>
> ---
>  drivers/md/dm-mpath.c   |    2 +-
>  drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c |    4 ++++
>  2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c b/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c
> index 32d0b87..93e6ce5 100644
> --- a/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c
> +++ b/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c
> @@ -1214,7 +1214,7 @@ static int do_end_io(struct multipath *m, struct request *clone,
>  	if (!error && !clone->errors)
>  		return 0;	/* I/O complete */
>  
> -	if (error == -EOPNOTSUPP)
> +	if (error == -EOPNOTSUPP || error == -EACCES)
>  		return error;
>  
>  	if (mpio->pgpath)
> diff --git a/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c b/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c
> index 1086552..5635035 100644
> --- a/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c
> +++ b/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c
> @@ -797,6 +797,10 @@ void scsi_io_completion(struct scsi_cmnd *cmd, unsigned int good_bytes)
>  		 * happens.
>  		 */
>  		action = ACTION_RETRY;
> +	else if (status_byte(cmd->result) == RESERVATION_CONFLICT) {
> +		error = -EACCES;
> +		description = "Could not access device";
> +		action = ACTION_FAIL;
>  	} else if (sense_valid && !sense_deferred) {
>  		switch (sshdr.sense_key) {
>  		case UNIT_ATTENTION:
> -- 
> 1.6.2.2

Hi Mike,

Just a reminder that Hannes has proposed a slightly different approach
(returning -EREMOTEIO instead of -EACCES).  Here is the version of
Hannes' patch that I reviewed/rebased/tweaked last week:
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/384612/

(NOTE: the scsi_decide_disposition() change relative to
RESERVATION_CONFLICT).

And here is the corresponding DM mpath change:
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/384602/

If you agree with this approach your ack would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike


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