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SubjectRe: end_request error procedure in 2.5?
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"A month of sundays ago Jens Axboe wrote:"
> > end_request( req, (req->errors == 0) ? 1 : 0 );
> > ..
> >
> > static void end_request(struct request *req, int uptodate) {
> > struct bio *bio;
> > while ((bio = req->bio) != NULL) {
> > blk_finished_io(bio_sectors(bio));
> > req->bio = bio->bi_next;
> > bio->bi_next = NULL;
> > bio_endio(bio, uptodate);
> > }
> > blk_put_request(req);
> > }
> >
> >
> > It works fine except on error. Kernel 2.5.31. I understand that
> > put_request adds the request back to a free list (if gotten from there
> > via get_request). The request is ordinary, except out of range ...
> > it's produced by an e2fsck of the device when the device itself is
> > unformatted, and the out of range request gets passed to the driver and
> > is errored there, and "kapow" ..
>
> The error is most likely in the driver calling end_that_request_first(),

Hmmm ... it's not called. The above is exactly all that is called
and LOCAL_END_REQUEST is set. OK. I see what you are saying. Yes, I
will direct my attention to that function instead ...

... and yes, I see a possible path in which the queue spinlock may be
taken twice. OK!

Thanks!

> not the function itself. Maybe you can try to do at least some
> debugging, I hope you are not expecting anyone to be able to help you
> from the above report.

!! :-)

Thanks, yes I know! However, it's taken me about 4 days to get it this
far. As you know, complete lockups are hard to debug! There's a race
condition between the printk appearing on the console and the machine
stopping :-(.

Thanks again.

Peter
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