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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 2/7] scsi: libsas: shut down the PHY if events reached the threshold
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On 12/08/2017 10:42 AM, Jason Yan wrote:
> If the PHY burst too many events, we will alloc a lot of events for the
> worker. This may leads to memory exhaustion.
>
> Dan Williams suggested to shut down the PHY if the events reached the
> threshold, because in this case the PHY may have gone into some
> erroneous state. Users can re-enable the PHY by sysfs if they want.
>
> We cannot use the fixed memory pool because if we run out of events, the
> shut down event and loss of signal event will lost too. The events still
> need to be allocated and processed in this case.
>
> Suggested-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Jason Yan <yanaijie@huawei.com>
> CC: John Garry <john.garry@huawei.com>
> CC: Johannes Thumshirn <jthumshirn@suse.de>
> CC: Ewan Milne <emilne@redhat.com>
> CC: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
> CC: Tomas Henzl <thenzl@redhat.com>
> ---
> drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_init.c | 33 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_phy.c | 27 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> include/scsi/libsas.h | 6 ++++++
> 3 files changed, 64 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
Well, this still looks a bit error prone; what if the system runs out of
memory before the pool is exhausted?
(Also a threshold of 1024 events is a bit arbitrary; one might want to
adjust that).

Couldn't you allocate two static events always (for shutdown and signal
loss), and then use a fixed pool?

Cheers,

Hannes
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