Re: scsi: BUG in scsi_init_io

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Sun Feb 19 2017 - 12:25:56 EST

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 07:15:27AM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> The root cause is unfixable without access to TARDIS and dose of
> antipsychotics sufficient to prevent /dev/sg API creation.
> What happens is that write to /dev/sg is given a request with non-zero
> ->iovec_count combined with zero ->dxfer_len. Or with ->dxferp pointing
> to an array full of empty iovecs.
> AFAICS, the minimal fix would be something like this:
> YAMissingSanityCheck in /dev/sg
> write permission to /dev/sg shouldn't be equivalent to the ability to trigger
> BUG_ON() while holding spinlocks...

Looks fine to me:

Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxx>

The other thing we really need to consider is to finally merge the
SG_IO implementations for /dev/sg with the common block layer one.