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SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] another tranche of SCSI updates for 2.6.26
James Bottomley wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 03:34 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>> * James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com> wrote:
>>
>>> This represents the tree I had waitin on other mergers. I'm not sure
>>> this is it, because there are other features (like aic94xx running
>>> abort) we're racing to get in.
>>>
>>> The patch is available at:
>>>
>>> master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jejb/scsi-misc-2.6.git
>> hm, got this crash with latest -git shortly after i rebased from this
>> morning's git to this night's git, it looks SCSI related:
>>
>> [ 44.513114] Calling initcall 0xc1cece47: init_this_scsi_driver+0x0/0xd0()
>> [ 47.919053] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000004
>> [ 47.927035] IP: [<c09cf947>] scsi_destroy_command_freelist+0x15/0x5a
>> [ 47.931008] *pde = 00000000
>> [ 47.935253] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP DEBUG_PAGEALLOC
>> [ 47.939004] Modules linked in:
>> [ 47.939004]
>> [ 47.939004] Pid: 1, comm: swapper Not tainted (2.6.25-sched-devel.git-x86-latest.git #5)
>> [ 47.939004] EIP: 0060:[<c09cf947>] EFLAGS: 00010217 CPU: 0
>> [ 47.939004] EIP is at scsi_destroy_command_freelist+0x15/0x5a
>> [ 47.939004] EAX: c0042000 EBX: 00000000 ECX: c199ba14 EDX: fffffffc
>> [ 47.939004] ESI: c0042000 EDI: c0042034 EBP: f7c36ebc ESP: f7c36eb0
>> [ 47.939004] DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0000 SS: 0068
>> [ 47.939004] Process swapper (pid: 1, ti=f7c36000 task=f7c4e000 task.ti=f7c36000)
>> [ 47.939004] Stack: c0042000 00000000 00000000 f7c36ecc c09cfa4c c004225c c1a43378 f7c36ed4
>> [ 47.939004] c0688535 f7c36ee8 c04e942b c0042260 c04e93e6 00000330 f7c36ef8 c04e9f20
>> [ 47.939004] c004225c 00000002 f7c36f04 c04e9353 c0042000 f7c36f0c c0688aee f7c36f14
>> [ 47.939004] Call Trace:
>> [ 47.939004] [<c09cfa4c>] ? scsi_host_dev_release+0x79/0xa9
>> [ 47.939004] [<c0688535>] ? device_release+0x3e/0x54
>> [ 47.939004] [<c04e942b>] ? kobject_release+0x45/0x55
>> [ 47.939004] [<c04e93e6>] ? kobject_release+0x0/0x55
>> [ 47.939004] [<c04e9f20>] ? kref_put+0x3e/0x49
>> [ 47.939004] [<c04e9353>] ? kobject_put+0x41/0x46
>> [ 47.939004] [<c0688aee>] ? put_device+0x16/0x18
>> [ 47.939004] [<c09cf9d1>] ? scsi_host_put+0x12/0x14
>> [ 47.939004] [<c09cfbac>] ? scsi_unregister+0x1d/0x20
>> [ 47.939004] [<c1cece2d>] ? aha1542_detect+0x7d1/0x7eb
>> [ 47.939004] [<c016de2e>] ? trace_hardirqs_on+0xb/0xd
>> [ 47.939004] [<c1cece52>] ? init_this_scsi_driver+0xb/0xd0
>> [ 47.939004] [<c01922a7>] ? ftrace_record_ip+0x1d4/0x1ed
>> [ 47.939004] [<c1cecea5>] ? init_this_scsi_driver+0x5e/0xd0
>> [ 47.939004] [<c1c934e5>] ? kernel_init+0x152/0x2b0
>> [ 47.939004] [<c1c93393>] ? kernel_init+0x0/0x2b0
>> [ 47.939004] [<c1c93393>] ? kernel_init+0x0/0x2b0
>> [ 47.939004] [<c011c967>] ? kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10
>> [ 47.939004] =======================
>> [ 47.939004] Code: ff eb 0c 89 fa 83 c0 04 e8 78 ba b2 ff 31 d2 5b 89 d0 5e 5f 5d c3 55 89 e5 57 56 53 e8 cf d0 74 ff 89 c6 8d 78 34 eb 1c 8d 53 fc <8b> 42 08 8b 4a 04 89 41 04 89 08 89 5a 08 89 5a 04 8b 46 10 e8
>> [ 47.939004] EIP: [<c09cf947>] scsi_destroy_command_freelist+0x15/0x5a SS:ESP 0068:f7c36eb0
>
> sigh, every time I fix this free list stuff in one place, it breaks in
> another. This one is caused by the alloc->put sequence for the host (it
> never got to scsi_add_host() where the freelist is allocated, so we need
> to not release it in that case).
>
> Try this; the signature for an uninitialised free list is easy (both
> list pointers NULL), so the patch detects that and doesn't try to run
> over the uninitialised list head.
>
> James
>
> ---
>
> diff --git a/drivers/scsi/scsi.c b/drivers/scsi/scsi.c
> index 12d69d7..dc36321 100644
> --- a/drivers/scsi/scsi.c
> +++ b/drivers/scsi/scsi.c
> @@ -481,6 +481,14 @@ int scsi_setup_command_freelist(struct Scsi_Host *shost)
> */
> void scsi_destroy_command_freelist(struct Scsi_Host *shost)
> {
> + if (shost->free_list.next == NULL && shost->free_list.prev == NULL)
> + /*
> + * If the next and prev pointers are NULL, that
> + * means the list was never initialised, so it
> + * doesn't need freeing
> + */
> + return;
> +
> while (!list_empty(&shost->free_list)) {
> struct scsi_cmnd *cmd;
>
>
>
Hi James,

Some of machines were also getting the same painc while bootup. This patch
fixes the kernel bug.

Tested-by: Kamalesh Babulal <kamalesh@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

--
Thanks & Regards,
Kamalesh Babulal,
Linux Technology Center,
IBM, ISTL.


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