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SubjectRe: Timeout regression introduced by 242f9dcb8ba6f68fcd217a119a7648a4f69290e9
On Tue, Oct 28 2008, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Mike Anderson wrote:
> > Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> wrote:
> >> James Bottomley wrote:
> >>> On Sun, 2008-10-26 at 18:46 +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
> >>>> Hello, Jens.
> >>>>
> >>>> Commit 242f9dcb8ba6f68fcd217a119a7648a4f69290e9 introduces a strange
> >>>> regression for libata. The second timeout gives puts different
> >>>> pointer from the issued command onto eh_cmd_q breaking libata EH
> >>>> command matching which triggers WARN_ON() in ata_eh_finish() and hangs
> >>>> command processing or causes oops later depending on circumstances.
> >>>>
> >>>> Here are logs with induced timeouts (patch attached). In commit
> >>>> 242f9dcb8, the XXX messages for the second timeout shows different
> >>>> scsi_cmd pointers for eh_cmd_q and qc->scmd which is initialized by
> >>>> ata_scsi_qc_new() during command translation.
> >>> I can't see a way we could be getting a different command passed in from
> >>> the actual one, since the only way to lose the command from the request
> >>> is to go through the command completion routines which free it (and end
> >>> the request).
> >> I have no idea either. It's something in the timeout logic because on
> >> the issue path the scmd pointer is identical but on tiemout pointer
> >> for another scmd is queued on eh_cmd_q, which doesn't make much sense.
> >>
> >
> > I was trying to recreate this error using ata_ram wth v2.6.28-rc2.
> > Currently I am not able to see this error on timeout recovery using this
> > setup. Does IO load (or other factors) effect the error being seen?
>
> Not at all. That's the only write command I issued.

It's all extremely puzzling. Any chance I could talk you into stuffing
some debug printks in there to see what the hell is going on?

--
Jens Axboe



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