Re: [PATCH v3 0/2] block,scsi: fixup blk_get_request dead queue scenarios

From: Joe Lawrence
Date: Wed Aug 27 2014 - 10:18:31 EST

On Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:01:23 -0400
Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Jens Axboe <axboe@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> >> I have applied the first one, will look over the second one and hand
> >> apply it. Seems the NULL return was completely removed, so we _should_
> >> be ok on the IS_ERR() conversion, though that sort of thing always
> >> worries me a little bit. A NULL return can quickly show up again, and
> >> then they would all fail.
> Well, we could guard against that with a BUG_ON in blk_get_request,
> right?

Since the two error cases (ENOMEM and ENODEV) are rare exceptions,
could the reintroduction of a NULL return slip by a quick bench test?

> > Additionally, there's still quite a few places that call
> > blk_get_request() and don't check the error return if __GFP_WAIT is set.
> > Since most of the point of this is to fix segfaulting on queue dead
> > scenarios, why aren't they all converted?
> Odd, I thought they all were converted last I checked. They definitely
> should be.

I largely left the ide-*.c files alone. The only guy who bothered
checking the blk_get_request return was ide-park, which I updated with
IS_ERR. If the others should be hardened (I assumed these were mostly
deprecated drivers), I can add that code in a v3.

Jens, were there other callers that were missed? I'm using cscope to
find them, so perhaps I inadvertently filtered a file out of the search.


-- Joe
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