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SubjectRe: [OOPS] 2.6.11 - NMI lockup with CFQ scheduler
On Tue, Mar 29 2005, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 29 2005, Chris Rankin wrote:
> > >> > I have one IDE hard disc, but I was using a USB memory stick at one
> > > > point. (Notice the usb-storage and vfat modules in my list.) Could
> > > > that be the troublesome SCSI device?
> >
> > --- Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> wrote:
> > > Yes, it probably is. What happens is that you insert the stick and do io
> > > against it, which sets up a process io context for that device. That
> > > context persists until the process exits (or later, if someone still
> > > holds a reference to it), but the queue_lock will be dead when you yank
> > > the usb device.
> > >
> > > It is quite a serious problem, not just for CFQ. SCSI referencing is
> > > badly broken there.
> >
> > That would explain why it was nautilus which caused the oops then.
> > Does this mean that the major distros aren't using the CFQ then?
> > Because how else can they be avoiding this oops with USB storage
> > devices?
>
> CFQ with io contexts is relatively new, only there since 2.6.10 or so.
> On UP, we don't grab the queue lock effetively so the problem isn't seen
> there.
>
> You can work around this issue by using a different default io scheduler
> at boot time, and then select cfq for your ide hard drive when the
> system has booted with:
>
> # echo cfq > /sys/block/hda/queue/scheduler
>
> (substitute hda for any other solid storage device).

Can you check if this work-around solves the problem for you? Thanks!

===== include/linux/blkdev.h 1.162 vs edited =====
--- 1.162/include/linux/blkdev.h 2005-03-29 03:42:37 +02:00
+++ edited/include/linux/blkdev.h 2005-04-06 11:22:44 +02:00
@@ -279,6 +288,7 @@
typedef int (issue_flush_fn) (request_queue_t *, struct gendisk *, sector_t *);
typedef int (prepare_flush_fn) (request_queue_t *, struct request *);
typedef void (end_flush_fn) (request_queue_t *, struct request *);
+typedef void (release_queue_data_fn) (request_queue_t *);

enum blk_queue_state {
Queue_down,
@@ -324,6 +334,7 @@
issue_flush_fn *issue_flush_fn;
prepare_flush_fn *prepare_flush_fn;
end_flush_fn *end_flush_fn;
+ release_queue_data_fn *release_queue_data_fn;

/*
* Auto-unplugging state
===== drivers/scsi/scsi_sysfs.c 1.72 vs edited =====
--- 1.72/drivers/scsi/scsi_sysfs.c 2005-03-28 07:03:53 +02:00
+++ edited/drivers/scsi/scsi_sysfs.c 2005-04-06 11:24:27 +02:00
@@ -175,9 +175,6 @@

scsi_target_reap(scsi_target(sdev));

- kfree(sdev->inquiry);
- kfree(sdev);
-
if (parent)
put_device(parent);
}
===== drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c 1.153 vs edited =====
--- 1.153/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c 2005-03-30 21:49:45 +02:00
+++ edited/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c 2005-04-06 11:24:32 +02:00
@@ -1420,6 +1420,18 @@
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(scsi_calculate_bounce_limit);

+static void scsi_release_queue_data(request_queue_t *q)
+{
+ struct scsi_device *sdev = q->queuedata;
+
+ if (sdev) {
+ kfree(sdev->inquiry);
+ kfree(sdev);
+ }
+
+ q->queuedata = NULL;
+}
+
struct request_queue *scsi_alloc_queue(struct scsi_device *sdev)
{
struct Scsi_Host *shost = sdev->host;
@@ -1437,6 +1449,8 @@
blk_queue_bounce_limit(q, scsi_calculate_bounce_limit(shost));
blk_queue_segment_boundary(q, shost->dma_boundary);
blk_queue_issue_flush_fn(q, scsi_issue_flush_fn);
+
+ q->release_queue_data_fn = scsi_release_queue_data;

/*
* ordered tags are superior to flush ordering
--
Jens Axboe

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