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SubjectRe: [BUG] 2.6.29-rc6-2450cf in scsi_lib.c (was: Large amount of scsi-sgpool)objects

* Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:

>
> * Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Mar 05 2009, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > >
> > > * Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > > > Totally untested, comments welcome...
> > > > >
> > > > > Yeah, I think that updating bi_seg_front_size and
> > > > > bi_seg_back_size at one place, __blk_recalc_rq_segments, is
> > > > > better. I thought about the same way. But we are already in
> > > > > -rc7 and this must go into mainline now. So I chose a
> > > > > less-intrusive way (similar to what we have done in the
> > > > > past).
> > > > >
> > > > > As you know, the merging code is really complicated and we
> > > > > could overlook stuff easily. ;) It might be better to
> > > > > simplify the merging code a bit.
> > > >
> > > > If someone (Ingo?) is willing to test the last variant, I'd
> > > > much rather add that. It does simplify it (imho), and it kills
> > > > 23 lines while only adding 9. But a quick response would be
> > > > nice, then I can ask Linus to pull it later today.
> > >
> > > sure, can give it a whirl.
> > >
> > > Note that your patch in this thread does no apply cleanly. Could
> > > you please send a pull request of your latest fixes that i could
> > > pull into tip:out-of-tree for testing purposes?
> >
> > Hmm that's odd, I have no changes in blk-merge.c in my tree
> > against Linus'. But you can pull:
> >
> > git://git.kernel.dk/linux-2.6-block.git for-linus
> >
> > Jens Axboe (2):
> > cciss: remove 30 second initial timeout on controller reset
> > block: fix missing bio back/front segment size setting in blk_recount_segments()
> >
> > Kris Shannon (1):
> > Fix kernel NULL pointer dereference in xen-blkfront
> >
> > Roel Kluin (1):
> > loop: don't increment p->offset with (size_t) -EINVAL
> >
> > block/blk-merge.c | 25 +++++++++----------------
> > drivers/block/cciss.c | 8 +++-----
> > drivers/block/loop.c | 3 +--
> > drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c | 2 ++
> > 4 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)
>
> It pulled without conflicts so we are good. Started testing
> it. Once Thomas is around i suspect he'll be able to test it
> too with his reproducer.

FYI, here the patches didnt cause any problems.

Tested-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

Ingo


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