Re: [PATCH ide#master] ide: clean up timed out request handling

From: Herbert Xu
Date: Mon Apr 05 2010 - 06:55:41 EST

On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 06:17:43PM +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
> 8f6205cd572fece673da0255d74843680f67f879 introduced a bug where a
> timed out DMA request is never requeued and lost.
> 6072f7491f5ef391a575e18a1165e72a3eef1601 fixed this by making
> ide_dma_timeout_retry() requeue the request itself. While the fix is
> correct, it makes DMA and non-DMA paths asymmetric regarding how the
> in flight request is requeued.
> As long as hwif->rq is set, the IDE driver is assuming ownership of
> the request and the request should either be completed or requeued
> when clearing hwif->rq. In the timeout path, the ide driver holds
> onto the request as long as the recovery action (ie. reset) is in
> progress and clears it after the state machine is stopped (ide_stopped
> return), so the existing requeueing logic is correct. The bug
> occurred because ide_dma_timeout_retry() explicitly clears hwif->rq
> without requeueing it.
> ide_dma_timeout_retry() is called only by ide_timer_expiry() and
> returns ide_started only when ide_error() would return it - ie. after
> reset state machine has started in which case the state machine will
> eventually end up executing the ide_stopped path in ide_timer_expiry()
> after reset protocol is complete. So, there is no need to clear
> hwif->rq from ide_dma_timeout_retry(). ide_timer_expiry() will handle
> it the same way as PIO timeout path.
> Kill hwif->rq clearing and requeueing from ide_dma_timeout_retry() and
> let ide_timer_expiry() deal with it. The end result should remain the
> same.
> grepping shows ide_dma_timeout_retry() is the only site which clears
> hwif->rq without taking care of the request, so there shouldn't be
> similar fallouts.
> Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> Herbert, can you please test this survives your test case?

I'll put it on my test machine.

However, as this bug triggers rarely (it's a race condition between
qemu and ide), I don't expect a negative result any time soon.

In any case, your patch looks good to me.

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