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SubjectRe: [osd-dev] [PATCH] scsi_lib: Bug in completion of bidi commands
On 12/15/2009 05:25 PM, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> Because of the terrible structuring of scsi-bidi-commands
> it breaks some of the life time rules of a scsi-command.
> It is now not allowed to free up the block-request before
> cleanup and partial deallocation of the scsi-command. (Which
> is not so for none bidi commands)
> The right fix to this problem would be to make bidi command
> a first citizen by allocating a scsi_sdb pointer at scsi command
> just like cmd->prot_sdb. The bidi sdb should be allocated/deallocated
> as part of the get/put_command (Again like the prot_sdb) and the
> current decoupling of scsi_cmnd and blk-request should be kept.
> For now make sure scsi_release_buffers() is called before the
> call to blk_end_request_all() which might cause the suicide of
> the block requests. At best the leak of bidi buffers, at worse
> a crash, as there is a race between the existence of the bidi_request
> and the free of the associated bidi_sdb.
> The reason this was never hit before is because only OSD has the potential
> of doing asynchronous bidi commands. (So does bsg but it is never used)
> And OSD clients just happen to do all their bidi commands synchronously, up
> until recently.
> CC: Stable Tree <>
> Signed-off-by: Boaz Harrosh <>

James hi.

What about this BUG. It affects anybody doing bidi commands. The possibilities
are an sglist leak at best, and a crash at worse.

I understand this code needs cleanup, but first things first. Lets first fix the
bug, which should also go to stable. Then the cleanup can go to next merge window.

BTW: Should I attempt a cleanup on current code, or should I wait for Alan's Patch
to go in first?


> ---
> drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c | 2 +-
> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c b/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c
> index 5987da8..bc9a881 100644
> --- a/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c
> +++ b/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c
> @@ -749,9 +749,9 @@ void scsi_io_completion(struct scsi_cmnd *cmd, unsigned int good_bytes)
> */
> req->next_rq->resid_len = scsi_in(cmd)->resid;
> + scsi_release_buffers(cmd);
> blk_end_request_all(req, 0);
> - scsi_release_buffers(cmd);
> scsi_next_command(cmd);
> return;
> }

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