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SubjectRe: 2.6.19-rc3-git7: scsi_device_unbusy: inconsistent lock state
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> > so to me it looks like lockdep at least has the appearance of moaning
> > about a reasonably fishy situation...
>
> To me it looks more about lockdep complaining because it doesn't grok
> the full picture. The question is how to shut it up.

ok that is quite possible. But I do think you read the original output
incorrectly so let me at least phrase it in english:


__queue_lock is used in softirq context like this:
[<c0361c59>] _spin_lock+0x29/0x40
[<c029fa24>] scsi_device_unbusy+0x64/0x90
[<c029a5bc>] scsi_finish_command+0x1c/0xa0
[<c02115c2>] blk_done_softirq+0x62/0x70
[<c0122a27>] __do_softirq+0x87/0x100
[<c0122af5>] do_softirq+0x55/0x60
[<c0122f3c>] ksoftirqd+0x7c/0xd0
[<c0130f76>] kthread+0xf6/0x100

which means that it always has to be taken _irq / _irqsave and one never
can enable interrupts while holding this lock. This backtrace is from
the first time the lock was taken in irq context.

Now a new situation has arisen that violates this constraint, and it
looks like this:


[<c0219091>] cfq_set_request+0x351/0x3b0
[<c020c7fc>] elv_set_request+0x1c/0x40
[<c020fcff>] get_request+0x23f/0x270
[<c0210537>] get_request_wait+0x27/0x120
[<c02107ca>] __make_request+0x5a/0x350
[<c020f40f>] generic_make_request+0x16f/0x220
[<c02117e4>] submit_bio+0x64/0x110

now cfq_set_request() uses several inlines which muddies the situation,
but lockdep claims one of them is not done correctly. (eg either it
takes the lock incorrectly or something does spin_unlock_irq while the
lock is held)


I get the impression you assumed lockdep was complaining about
scsi_device_unbusy; but it's not; that function is only referenced since
it's the first place since boot where the lock was taken in softirq
context... not because the violation is occuring there.



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