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Subject[RFC][PATCH] Oops after disabling DMA with IDE-SCSI
Hi,
Before i go on, i'd just like to know what the general consensus
is amongst the kernel hackers in general on how to handle error cases.
Do we want to attain the "_Try_ and break me" status? Or is that kind of
robustness going to hurt us performance and size wise too much?

Looks like things get a little hairy if we drop down to PIO mode and then
try and mount a drive. However i feel that this patch only catches cases
like this instead of a proper fix, apparent by the fact that the scattergather table
gets somewhat borked in ide-scsi.

2. hdparm -w /dev/hdd (actually /dev/sr0, disables DMA too)
3. mount /dev/sr0 /cdrom
4. Oops...

Looks like this particular NULL pointer goes through a few functions
unchecked, i've decided to put the check in ide_input_data.

ide-scsi.c
static void idescsi_input_buffers (ide_drive_t *drive, idescsi_pc_t *pc, unsigned int bcount)
[...]
count = IDE_MIN (pc->sg->length - pc->b_count, bcount);
atapi_input_bytes (drive, pc->sg->address + pc->b_count, count); <== [1]
[...]

ide.c
void ide_output_data (ide_drive_t *drive, void *buffer, unsigned int wcount)
[...]
if (drive->slow) {
unsigned short *ptr = (unsigned short *) buffer; <== [2]
while (wcount--) {
outw_p(*ptr++, IDE_DATA_REG); <=== [2]
outw_p(*ptr++, IDE_DATA_REG);
[...]

[1] This is where the real problem is, pc->sg->address and pc->b_count are
both 0 so looks like we've totally hosed everything.

[2] This is where we hit the NULL pointer.

Patch against 2.4.18-pre8

--- linux-2.4.18-pre8/drivers/ide/ide.c.orig Thu Feb 7 09:21:38 2002
+++ linux-2.4.18-pre8/drivers/ide/ide.c Thu Feb 7 09:22:30 2002
@@ -383,6 +383,8 @@
void ide_input_data (ide_drive_t *drive, void *buffer, unsigned int wcount)
{
byte io_32bit;
+
+ BUG_ON(buffer == NULL);

/* first check if this controller has defined a special function
* for handling polled ide transfers

Patch against 2.5.4-pre1

--- linux-2.5.4-pre1/drivers/ide/ide-taskfile.c.orig Thu Feb 7 09:29:15 2002
+++ linux-2.5.4-pre1/drivers/ide/ide-taskfile.c Thu Feb 7 09:29:40 2002
@@ -80,6 +80,8 @@
void ata_input_data (ide_drive_t *drive, void *buffer, unsigned int wcount)
{
byte io_32bit;
+
+ BUG_ON(buffer == NULL);

/*
* first check if this controller has defined a special function

Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000000
*pde = 0eaa0001
*pte = 00000000
Oops: 0002
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[<c0215577>] Not tainted
EFLAGS: 00010046
eax: 00000000 ebx: 00000200 ecx: 00000400 edx: 00000170
esi: c03f3cd8 edi: 00000000 ebp: c03f3cd8 esp: c032bea4
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Process swapper (pid: 0, stackpage=c032b000)
Stack: cffeb58c 984f52b3 00000801 c03f3cd8 00000000 c03f3cd8 c021569e c03f3cd8
00000000 00000200 00000800 cf8b2a4c 00000000 c022cd6e c03f3cd8 00000000
00000800 cf8b2a4c cfd5848c 00000800 c03f3cd8 c022d39e c03f3cd8 cf8b2a4c
Call Trace: [<c021569e>] [<c022cd6e>] [<c022d39e>] [<c011bf7b>] [<c0128536>]
[<c022d1e0>] [<c02175fb>] [<c010a9ee>] [<c010ad4a>] [<c0106dd0>] [<c0106dd0>]
[<c0106dd0>] [<c0106dd0>] [<c0106dfc>] [<c0106e62>] [<c0105000>]
Code: f3 66 6d 83 c4 08 5b 5e 5f 5d c3 8d b4 26 00 00 00 00 8d bc
<0>Kernel panic: Aiee, killing interrupt handler!
In interrupt handler - not syncing

>>EIP; c0215577 <ide_input_data+c7/e0> <=====
Trace; c021569e <atapi_input_bytes+3e/70>
Trace; c022cd6e <idescsi_input_buffers+6e/a0>
Trace; c022d39e <idescsi_pc_intr+1be/250>
Trace; c011bf7b <wake_up_process+b/20>
Trace; c0128536 <update_wall_time+16/50>
Trace; c022d1e0 <idescsi_pc_intr+0/250>
Trace; c02175fb <ide_intr+17b/260>
Trace; c010a9ee <handle_IRQ_event+5e/90>
Trace; c010ad4a <do_IRQ+10a/1c0>
Trace; c0106dd0 <default_idle+0/40>
Trace; c0106dd0 <default_idle+0/40>
Trace; c0106dd0 <default_idle+0/40>
Trace; c0106dd0 <default_idle+0/40>
Trace; c0106dfc <default_idle+2c/40>
Trace; c0106e62 <cpu_idle+32/50>
Trace; c0105000 <_stext+0/0>
Code; c0215577 <ide_input_data+c7/e0>
00000000 <_EIP>:
Code; c0215577 <ide_input_data+c7/e0> <=====
0: f3 66 6d repz insw (%dx),%es:(%edi) <=====
Code; c021557a <ide_input_data+ca/e0>
3: 83 c4 08 add $0x8,%esp
Code; c021557d <ide_input_data+cd/e0>
6: 5b pop %ebx
Code; c021557e <ide_input_data+ce/e0>
7: 5e pop %esi
Code; c021557f <ide_input_data+cf/e0>
8: 5f pop %edi
Code; c0215580 <ide_input_data+d0/e0>
9: 5d pop %ebp
Code; c0215581 <ide_input_data+d1/e0>
a: c3 ret
Code; c0215582 <ide_input_data+d2/e0>
b: 8d b4 26 00 00 00 00 lea 0x0(%esi,1),%esi
Code; c0215589 <ide_input_data+d9/e0>
12: 8d bc 00 00 00 00 00 lea 0x0(%eax,%eax,1),%edi
<0>Kernel panic: Aiee, killing interrupt handler!

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