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SubjectRe: ide-cs stack_dump

On Mon, 4 Aug 2003, Jani Monoses wrote:

> Hi
> as reported by someone earlier this year there's a long stack_dump
> starting from kobject_register failed with -17 (EEXISTS) when ide-cs
> detects a CF card.
> The reason is as I see it that both rescan_partitions and register_disk

I think I know how this happens:

register_disk()->blkdev_get()->do_open(), then disk->fops->open()
(idedisk_open() for ide-disk) calls check_disk_change().
check_disk_change() calls disk->fops->media_changed().
idedisk_media_changes() returns drive->removable, so instead of returning
from check_disk_change() block_device is invalidated
and bdev->bd_invalidated is set to 1. Later in do_open(),
bdev->bd_invalidated flag is checked and since it is 1 rescan_partitions()
is triggered. Thus partitions are checked and added twice:
in do_open()->rescan_partitions() and in register_disk().

[ The same applies to ide-floppy driver and probably some other drivers. ]

Ufff... I hope it is a correct description (I don't have hardware to
reproduce the problem).

Easy way is to fix is to add drive->attach flag, set it in
idedisk_attach() and check+clear in idedisk_media_changed(),
but I don't like this solution (patch below, Jani, can you test it?).

Any other ideas?

> are called, both of which in turn call add_partition for all partitions
> on the CF card. add_partition calls kobject_register. Also devfs_mk_bdev
> is called twice but it only prints an error msg 'could not append...'. I
> don't know if that is how things should be called or whether kobjects
> for IDE are broken as Alan responded to that earlier post but apart from
> this initial stack_dump the card works fine (not eject of course) So is
> kobject_register to verbose or calling code should make sure it does not
> attempt to register the same object multiple times?

It is a bug to try to register some objects multiple times,
not a feature :-).

> 2.6.0-test2

Thanks,
--
Bartlomiej

drivers/ide/ide-disk.c | 7 +++++++
drivers/ide/ide-floppy.c | 8 +++++++-
include/linux/ide.h | 1 +
3 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff -puN drivers/ide/ide-disk.c~ide-attach-flag drivers/ide/ide-disk.c
--- linux-2.6.0-test2-bk3/drivers/ide/ide-disk.c~ide-attach-flag 2003-08-05 01:43:03.312872768 +0200
+++ linux-2.6.0-test2-bk3-root/drivers/ide/ide-disk.c 2003-08-05 01:48:44.197050496 +0200
@@ -1790,6 +1790,12 @@ static int idedisk_ioctl(struct inode *i
static int idedisk_media_changed(struct gendisk *disk)
{
ide_drive_t *drive = disk->private_data;
+
+ /* do not scan partitions twice if we are attaching this device */
+ if (drive->attach) {
+ drive->attach = 0;
+ return 0;
+ }
/* if removable, always assume it was changed */
return drive->removable;
}
@@ -1848,6 +1854,7 @@ static int idedisk_attach(ide_drive_t *d
g->flags = drive->removable ? GENHD_FL_REMOVABLE : 0;
set_capacity(g, current_capacity(drive));
g->fops = &idedisk_ops;
+ drive->attach = 1;
add_disk(g);
return 0;
failed:
diff -puN drivers/ide/ide-floppy.c~ide-attach-flag drivers/ide/ide-floppy.c
--- linux-2.6.0-test2-bk3/drivers/ide/ide-floppy.c~ide-attach-flag 2003-08-05 01:43:06.710356272 +0200
+++ linux-2.6.0-test2-bk3-root/drivers/ide/ide-floppy.c 2003-08-05 01:48:59.546716992 +0200
@@ -2006,7 +2006,12 @@ static int idefloppy_media_changed(struc
{
ide_drive_t *drive = disk->private_data;
idefloppy_floppy_t *floppy = drive->driver_data;
-
+
+ /* do not scan partitions twice if we are attaching this device */
+ if (drive->attach) {
+ drive->attach = 0;
+ return 0;
+ }
return test_and_clear_bit(IDEFLOPPY_MEDIA_CHANGED, &floppy->flags);
}

@@ -2061,6 +2066,7 @@ static int idefloppy_attach (ide_drive_t
strcpy(g->devfs_name, drive->devfs_name);
g->flags = drive->removable ? GENHD_FL_REMOVABLE : 0;
g->fops = &idefloppy_ops;
+ drive->attach = 1;
add_disk(g);
return 0;
failed:
diff -puN include/linux/ide.h~ide-attach-flag include/linux/ide.h
--- linux-2.6.0-test2-bk3/include/linux/ide.h~ide-attach-flag 2003-08-05 01:43:14.735136320 +0200
+++ linux-2.6.0-test2-bk3-root/include/linux/ide.h 2003-08-05 01:45:19.069234664 +0200
@@ -711,6 +711,7 @@ typedef struct ide_drive_s {
unsigned id_read : 1; /* 1=id read from disk 0 = synthetic */
unsigned noprobe : 1; /* from: hdx=noprobe */
unsigned removable : 1; /* 1 if need to do check_media_change */
+ unsigned attach : 1; /* set to 1 in ->attach() */
unsigned is_flash : 1; /* 1 if probed as flash */
unsigned forced_geom : 1; /* 1 if hdx=c,h,s was given at boot */
unsigned no_unmask : 1; /* disallow setting unmask bit */
_

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