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[dm-devel] [REGRESSION][BISECTED] virtio-blk serial attribute causes guest to hang [Was: Re: [PATCH UPDATED 4/5] dm: implement REQ_FLUSH/FUA support for request-based dm]



On Wed, Sep 01 2010 at 11:22pm -0400,
Mike Snitzer <snitzer redhat com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 01 2010 at  2:59pm -0400,
> Mike Snitzer <snitzer redhat com> wrote:
> 
> > My hope was that the request-based deadlock I'm seeing would disappear
> > if that relaxed ordering patch wasn't applied.  Unfortunately, I still
> > see the hang.
> 
> Turns out I can reproduce the hang on a stock 2.6.36-rc3 (without _any_
> FLUSH+FUA patches)!
> 
> I'll try to pin-point the root cause but I think my test is somehow
> exposing a bug in my virt setup.

[my virt setup == single kvm guest (RHEL6) with F13 host]

My gut turned out to be correct.  I finally tracked down the regression
point to the following commit (cc'ing appropriate people):

commit a5eb9e4ff18a33e43557d44b205f953b0c1efade
Author: Ryan Harper <ryanh us ibm com>
Date:   Wed Jun 23 22:19:57 2010 -0500

    virtio_blk: Add 'serial' attribute to virtio-blk devices (v2)
    
    Create a new attribute for virtio-blk devices that will fetch the serial number
    of the block device.  This attribute can be used by udev to create disk/by-id
    symlinks for devices that don't have a UUID (filesystem) associated with them.
    
    ATA_IDENTIFY strings are special in that they can be up to 20 chars long
    and aren't required to be nul-terminated.  The buffer is also zero-padded
    meaning that if the serial is 19 chars or less that we get a nul-terminated
    string.  When copying this value into a string buffer, we must be careful to
    copy up to the nul (if it present) and only 20 if it is longer and not to
    attempt to nul terminate; this isn't needed.
    
    Changes since v1:
    - Added BUILD_BUG_ON() for PAGE_SIZE check
    - Removed min() since BUILD_BUG_ON() handles the check
    - Replaced serial_sysfs() by copying id directly to buffer
    
    Signed-off-by: Ryan Harper <ryanh us ibm com>
    Signed-off-by: john cooper <john cooper redhat com>
    Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty rustcorp com au>

So the first released kernel to have this regression is 2.6.36-rc1.

Some background:
I have been working with Tejun to test the barrier to FLUSH+FUA
conversion patchset.  I crafted the attached script to test the DM
changes that are part of the FLUSH+FUA patchset.

Using this script with:
while true ; do ./test_dm_discard_mpath_scsi_debug.sh ; done

I can reliably trigger the following hang, always on the 5th iteration
in my testing, IFF commit a5eb9e4ff18a33e43557d44b205f953b0c1efade is
applied:

INFO: task lvcreate:2484 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
"echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this
message.
lvcreate      D 0000000100064871  4960  2484   2350 0x00000080
 ffff88007b87b978 0000000000000046 ffff88007b87b8e8 ffff880000000000
 ffff88007b87bfd8 ffff8800724fa400 00000000001d4040 ffff88007b87bfd8
 00000000001d4040 00000000001d4040 00000000001d4040 00000000001d4040
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff8136de23>] io_schedule+0x73/0xb5
 [<ffffffff811b6882>] get_request_wait+0xf2/0x180
 [<ffffffff8105d8da>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x39
 [<ffffffff811b6deb>] __make_request+0x310/0x434
 [<ffffffff811b5442>] generic_make_request+0x2f1/0x36e
 [<ffffffff81062f78>] ? cpu_clock+0x43/0x5e
 [<ffffffff811b559d>] submit_bio+0xde/0xfb
 [<ffffffff8106e459>] ? trace_hardirqs_on+0xd/0xf
 [<ffffffff81129332>] dio_bio_submit+0x7b/0x9c
 [<ffffffff8112939d>] dio_send_cur_page+0x4a/0xb0
 [<ffffffff81129f1c>] __blockdev_direct_IO_newtrunc+0x7c5/0x97d
 [<ffffffff81127f4f>] blkdev_direct_IO+0x57/0x59
 [<ffffffff81127080>] ? blkdev_get_blocks+0x0/0x90
 [<ffffffff810c2eee>] generic_file_aio_read+0xed/0x5b4
 [<ffffffff810d70d4>] ? might_fault+0x5c/0xac
 [<ffffffff810242bd>] ? pvclock_clocksource_read+0x50/0xb9
 [<ffffffff81100813>] do_sync_read+0xcb/0x108
 [<ffffffff8136e5ad>] ? __mutex_unlock_slowpath+0x119/0x12b
 [<ffffffff8106e428>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_caller+0x11d/0x141
 [<ffffffff8106e459>] ? trace_hardirqs_on+0xd/0xf
 [<ffffffff8118cae7>] ? security_file_permission+0x16/0x18
 [<ffffffff81100e7a>] vfs_read+0xab/0x108
 [<ffffffff8106e428>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_caller+0x11d/0x141
 [<ffffffff81100f97>] sys_read+0x4a/0x6e
 [<ffffffff81002bf2>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
no locks held by lvcreate/2484.


lvcreate is just the first victim (sometimes it is the vgcreate).  But
if the guest is left running other new processes get hung with
comparable traces (w/ get_request_wait).  Until eventually the guest is
completely unresponsive.

Mike

Attachment: test_dm_discard_mpath_scsi_debug.sh
Description: Bourne shell script


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