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    Subject[60/66] [SCSI] Fix race when removing SCSI devices
    2.6.36-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


    From: Christof Schmitt <>

    commit 546ae796bfac6399e30da4b5af2cf7a6d0f8a4ec upstream.

    Removing SCSI devices through
    echo 1 > /sys/bus/scsi/devices/ ... /delete

    while the FC transport class removes the SCSI target can lead to an

    Unable to handle kernel pointer dereference at virtual kernel address 00000000b6815000
    Modules linked in: sunrpc qeth_l3 binfmt_misc dm_multipath scsi_dh dm_mod ipv6 qeth ccwgroup [last unloaded: scsi_wait_scan]
    CPU: 1 Not tainted #1
    Process fc_wq_0 (pid: 861, task: 00000000b7331240, ksp: 00000000b735bac0)
    Krnl PSW : 0704200180000000 00000000003ff6e4 (__scsi_remove_device+0x24/0xd0)
    R:0 T:1 IO:1 EX:1 Key:0 M:1 W:0 P:0 AS:0 CC:2 PM:0 EA:3
    Krnl GPRS: 0000000000000001 0000000000000000 00000000b6815000 00000000bc24a8c0
    00000000003ff7c8 000000000056dbb8 0000000000000002 0000000000835d80
    ffffffff00000000 0000000000001000 00000000b6815000 00000000bc24a7f0
    00000000b68151a0 00000000b6815000 00000000b735bc20 00000000b735bbf8
    Krnl Code: 00000000003ff6d6: a7840001 brc 8,3ff6d8
    00000000003ff6da: a7fbffd8 aghi %r15,-40
    00000000003ff6de: e3e0f0980024 stg %r14,152(%r15)
    >00000000003ff6e4: e31021200004 lg %r1,288(%r2)
    00000000003ff6ea: a71f0000 cghi %r1,0
    00000000003ff6ee: a7a40011 brc 10,3ff710
    00000000003ff6f2: a7390003 lghi %r3,3
    00000000003ff6f6: c0e5ffffc8b1 brasl %r14,3f8858
    Call Trace:
    ([<0000000000001000>] 0x1000)
    [<00000000003ff7d2>] scsi_remove_device+0x42/0x54
    [<00000000003ff8ba>] __scsi_remove_target+0xca/0xfc
    [<00000000003ff99a>] __remove_child+0x3a/0x48
    [<00000000003e3246>] device_for_each_child+0x72/0xbc
    [<00000000003ff93a>] scsi_remove_target+0x4e/0x74
    [<0000000000406586>] fc_rport_final_delete+0xb2/0x23c
    [<000000000015d080>] worker_thread+0x200/0x344
    [<000000000016330c>] kthread+0xa0/0xa8
    [<0000000000106c1a>] kernel_thread_starter+0x6/0xc
    [<0000000000106c14>] kernel_thread_starter+0x0/0xc
    INFO: lockdep is turned off.
    Last Breaking-Event-Address:
    [<00000000003ff7cc>] scsi_remove_device+0x3c/0x54

    The function __scsi_remove_target iterates through the SCSI devices on
    the host, but it drops the host_lock before calling
    scsi_remove_device. When the SCSI device is deleted from another
    thread, the pointer to the SCSI device in scsi_remove_device can
    become invalid. Fix this by getting a reference to the SCSI device
    before dropping the host_lock to keep the SCSI device alive for the
    call to scsi_remove_device.

    Signed-off-by: Christof Schmitt <>
    Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    drivers/scsi/scsi_sysfs.c | 3 ++-
    1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

    --- a/drivers/scsi/scsi_sysfs.c
    +++ b/drivers/scsi/scsi_sysfs.c
    @@ -962,10 +962,11 @@ static void __scsi_remove_target(struct
    list_for_each_entry(sdev, &shost->__devices, siblings) {
    if (sdev->channel != starget->channel ||
    sdev->id != starget->id ||
    - sdev->sdev_state == SDEV_DEL)
    + scsi_device_get(sdev))
    spin_unlock_irqrestore(shost->host_lock, flags);
    + scsi_device_put(sdev);
    spin_lock_irqsave(shost->host_lock, flags);
    goto restart;

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