Re: multipath: I/O hanging forever
From: Shaohua Li
Date: Mon Mar 14 2016 - 14:16:23 EST
On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 09:47:23AM +0800, Ming Lei wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:24:33 -0700
> Andrea Righi <righi.andrea@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 05, 2016 at 08:31:03PM -0900, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> > > On Fri, Mar 04, 2016 at 10:30:44AM -0700, Andrea Righi wrote:
> > > > On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 08:46:16PM -0700, Andrea Righi wrote:
> > > > > On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 06:53:33PM -0700, Andrea Righi wrote:
> > > > > ...
> > > > > > I'm using 4.5.0-rc5+, from Linus' git. I'll try to do a git bisect
> > > > > > later, I'm pretty sure this problem has been introduced recently (i.e.,
> > > > > > I've never seen this issue with 4.1.x).
> > > > >
> > > > > I confirm, just tested kernel 4.1 and this problem doesn't happen.
> > > >
> > > > Alright, I had some spare time to bisect this problem and I found that
> > > > the commit that introduced this issue is c66a14d.
> > > >
> > > > So, I tried to revert the commit (with some changes to fix conflicts and
> > > > ABI changes) and now multipath seems to work fine for me (no hung task).
> > >
> > > Is it hanging on first IO, first large IO, or just randomly?
> > It's always the very first O_DIRECT I/O, in general the task gets stuck
> > in do_blockdev_direct_IO().
> I can reproduce the issue too, and looks it is a MD issue instead of block.
> Andrea, could you try the following patch to see if it can fix your issue?
> From 43fc9c221e53c64f2df7c100c77cc25c4a98c607 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Ming Lei <ming.lei@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2016 09:29:40 +0800
> Subject: [PATCH] md: multipath: don't hardcopy bio in .make_request path
> Inside multipath_make_request(), multipath maps the incoming
> bio into low level device's bio, but it is totally wrong to
> copy the bio into mapped bio via '*mapped_bio = *bio'. For
> example, .__bi_remaining is kept in the copy, especially if
> the incoming bio is chained to via bio splitting, so .bi_end_io
> can't be called for the mapped bio at all in the completing path
> in this kind of situation.
> This patch fixes the issue by using clone style.
Applied, thanks! Looks this issue exists since immutable bio is introduced, but
triggered recently. Will add to stable too.