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Re: [dm-devel] [GIT PULL] Queue free fix (was Re: [PATCH] block: Free queue resources at blk_release_queue())



On Tue, Nov 29 2011 at  7:00am -0500,
Heiko Carstens <heiko carstens de ibm com> wrote:

> > > > Hmm. Just to be on the safe side, could you try this one:
> > > > 
> > > > diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c b/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c
> > > > index 5e0090e..e6fad46 100644
> > > > --- a/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c
> > > > +++ b/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c
> > > > @@ -920,8 +920,10 @@ static int multipath_map(struct dm_target *ti,
> > > > struct reque
> > > > st *clone,
> > > >         map_context->ptr = mpio;
> > > >         clone->cmd_flags |= REQ_FAILFAST_TRANSPORT;
> > > >         r = map_io(m, clone, mpio, 0);
> > > > -       if (r < 0 || r == DM_MAPIO_REQUEUE)
> > > > +       if (r < 0 || r == DM_MAPIO_REQUEUE) {
> > > >                 mempool_free(mpio, m->mpio_pool);
> > > > +               map_context->ptr = NULL;
> > > > +       }
> > > > 
> > > >         return r;
> > > >  }
> > > 
> > > With your patch we haven't been able to reproduce the kernel crash until now.
> > > Now we "only" run into I/O stalls, which before your patch we also did. But
> > > repeatedly rebooting and retrying and ignoring the I/O stalls always lead to
> > > a crash.
> > > Gonzalo will run a couple of extra rounds so we can have a feeling if at least
> > > one of the bugs could be fixed with your patch ;)
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Any update after further testing with Hannes' patch?
> 
> Sorry for the late update, our internal IBM IMAP servers have been down
> for nearly a week :/
> 
> So, we were unable to reproduce the original bug with the patch applied
> during various runs.

OK, so it seems to be a benenficial change (and obviously correct to
me).  Hannes, care to formally post your fix to dm-devel so we can get
it in 3.2-rc?

> However, we ran into this one instead, which is yet another use-after-free bug
> (I need to double check, but I'm quite sure that a freed struct scsi_cmnd
> caused this).

OK, yeah something is causing poisoned (POISON_FREE) memory to be used.

> [ 4906.683654] Unable to handle kernel pointer dereference at virtual kernel address 6b6b6b6b6b6b6000

...

> Gonzalo also tried 2.6.38.8 as suggested and ran into this one:
> 
> [  292.877936] ------------[ cut here ]------------
> [  292.877939] Kernel BUG at 6b6b6b6b6b6b6b6d [verbose debug info unavailable]

Again, more poison.

Seems this test is causing us to fall on our face no matter what.
Likely, best to leave this 2.6.38 blk_unplug crash to one side and
continue focusing on latest upstream.

Mike


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