Re: 2.6.24-rc3-mm1: I/O error, system hangs
From: James Bottomley
Date: Sun Nov 25 2007 - 02:38:34 EST
On Sat, 2007-11-24 at 23:59 +0100, Laurent Riffard wrote:
> Le 24.11.2007 14:26, James Bottomley a Ãcrit :
> > OK, could you post dmesgs again, please. I actually tested this
> with an
> > aic79xx card, and for me it does cause Domain Validation to succeed
> > again.
> Here is a dmesg produced by 2.6.24-rc3-mm1 + your patch "separates
> BLOCK and QUIESCE states
> correctly" (http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/11/24/8).
> How to reproduce :
> - boot
> - switch to a text console
> - capture dmesg in a file, sync, etc. There are 3 I/O errors, but the
> system does work.
> - switch to X console, log in the Gnome Desktop, the system partially
> - switch back to a text console: dmesg(1) still works, it shows some
> additonal I/O errors. At this point, any disk access makes the
> completely hung.
> Additionnal data:
> - the I/O errors always happen on the same blocks.
> plain text document attachment (dmesg-2.6.24-rc3-mm1-patched)
> [ 25.521256] scsi0 : pata_via
> [ 25.521711] scsi1 : pata_via
> [ 25.524089] ata1: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma
> 0xb800 irq 14
> [ 25.524176] ata2: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma
> 0xb808 irq 15
> [ 25.683141] ata1.00: ATA-5: ST340016A, 3.75, max UDMA/100
> [ 25.683208] ata1.00: 78165360 sectors, multi 16: LBA
> [ 25.683475] ata1.01: ATA-7: Maxtor 6Y080L0, YAR41BW0, max UDMA/133
> [ 25.684116] ata1.01: 160086528 sectors, multi 16: LBA
> [ 25.691127] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/100
> [ 25.699142] ata1.01: configured for UDMA/100
> [ 26.170860] ata2.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4165B, DL05, max
> [ 26.171562] ata2.01: ATAPI: CD-950E/AKU, A4Q, max MWDMA2, CDB intr
> [ 26.330839] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/33
> [ 26.490828] ata2.01: configured for MWDMA2
> [ 26.503014] scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA ST340016A
> 3.75 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
> [ 26.504670] scsi 0:0:1:0: Direct-Access ATA Maxtor 6Y080L0
> YAR4 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
> [ 26.509842] scsi 1:0:0:0: CD-ROM HL-DT-ST DVDRAM
> GSA-4165B DL05 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
> [ 26.511673] scsi 1:0:1:0: CD-ROM E-IDE CD-950E/AKU
> A4Q PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
> [ 60.216113] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_NO_CONNECT
> [ 60.216124] end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 16460
I think this one's quite easy: PATA devices in libata are queue depth 1
(since they don't do NCQ). Thus, they're peculiarly sensitive to the
bug where we fail over queue depth requests.
On the other hand, I don't see how a filesystem request is getting
REQ_FAILFAST ... unless there's a bio or readahead issue involved.
Anyway, could you try this patch:
Which should fix the queue depth issue, and see if the errors go away?
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