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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/5] fs: replace kthread freezing with filesystem freeze/thaw
On Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 10:05:11PM +0200, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 03:33:01AM +0800, Ming Lei wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 11:53:08AM -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> > > INFO: task kworker/u8:8:1320 blocked for more than 10 seconds.
> > > Tainted: G E 4.13.0-next-20170907+ #88
> > > "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
> > > kworker/u8:8 D 0 1320 2 0x80000000
> > > Workqueue: events_unbound async_run_entry_fn
> > > Call Trace:
> > > __schedule+0x2ec/0x7a0
> > > schedule+0x36/0x80
> > > io_schedule+0x16/0x40
> > > get_request+0x278/0x780
> > > ? remove_wait_queue+0x70/0x70
> > > blk_get_request+0x9c/0x110
> > > scsi_execute+0x7a/0x310 [scsi_mod]
> > > sd_sync_cache+0xa3/0x190 [sd_mod]
> > > ? blk_run_queue+0x3f/0x50
> > > sd_suspend_common+0x7b/0x130 [sd_mod]
> > > ? scsi_print_result+0x270/0x270 [scsi_mod]
> > > sd_suspend_system+0x13/0x20 [sd_mod]
> > > do_scsi_suspend+0x1b/0x30 [scsi_mod]
> > > scsi_bus_suspend_common+0xb1/0xd0 [scsi_mod]
> > > ? device_for_each_child+0x69/0x90
> > > scsi_bus_suspend+0x15/0x20 [scsi_mod]
> > > dpm_run_callback+0x56/0x140
> > > ? scsi_bus_freeze+0x20/0x20 [scsi_mod]
> > > __device_suspend+0xf1/0x340
> > > async_suspend+0x1f/0xa0
> > > async_run_entry_fn+0x38/0x160
> > > process_one_work+0x191/0x380
> > > worker_thread+0x4e/0x3c0
> > > kthread+0x109/0x140
> > > ? process_one_work+0x380/0x380
> > > ? kthread_create_on_node+0x70/0x70
> > > ret_from_fork+0x25/0x30
> >
> > Actually we are trying to fix this issue inside block layer/SCSI, please
> > see the following link:
> >
> > https://marc.info/?l=linux-scsi&m=150703947029304&w=2
> >
> > Even though this patch can make kthread to not do I/O during
> > suspend/resume, the SCSI quiesce still can cause similar issue
> > in other case, like when sending SCSI domain validation
> > to transport_spi, which happens in revalidate path, nothing
> > to do with suspend/resume.
>
> Are you saying that the SCSI layer can generate IO even without the filesystem
> triggering it?

The SCSI layer can send SCSI commands; they aren't I/Os in the sense that
they do reads and writes to media, but they are block requests. Maybe those
should be allowed even to frozen devices?

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