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Subject[070/272] [SCSI] libsas: fix runaway error handler problem
2.6.37-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: James Bottomley <>

commit 9ee91f7fb550a4c82f82d9818e42493484c754af upstream.

libsas makes use of scsi_schedule_eh() but forgets to clear the
host_eh_scheduled flag in its error handling routine. Because of this,
the error handler thread never gets to sleep; it's constantly awake and
trying to run the error routine leading to console spew and inability to
run anything else (at least on a UP system). The fix is to clear the
flag as we splice the work queue.

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

drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_scsi_host.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

--- a/drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_scsi_host.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_scsi_host.c
@@ -647,6 +647,7 @@ void sas_scsi_recover_host(struct Scsi_H

spin_lock_irqsave(shost->host_lock, flags);
list_splice_init(&shost->eh_cmd_q, &eh_work_q);
+ shost->host_eh_scheduled = 0;
spin_unlock_irqrestore(shost->host_lock, flags);

SAS_DPRINTK("Enter %s\n", __func__);

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