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SubjectRe: Linux 3.0 oopses when pulling a USB CDROM
On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 12:04:54PM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Jul 2011, Heiko Carstens wrote:
>
> > On Sat, Jul 02, 2011 at 01:37:59PM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> > > The second bug, which hit me but apparently not any of you, is that the
> > > request_queue's elevator gets deallocated while it is still in use.
> > > That's because __scsi_remove_device() calls scsi_free_queue(), which
> > > does blk_cleanup_queue(), which calls elevator_exit(), even though the
> > > device file is still open and more requests will be submitted when the
> > > file is closed.
> > >
> > > I'm not sure of the right fix for this. One possibility is to move the
> > > scsi_free_queue() call to scsi_device_dev_release_usercontext(). Or
> > > maybe the elevator_exit() call should be moved to blk_release_queue().
> > >
> > > Also, I have no idea why this shows up with USB drives but not other
> > > SCSI transports. A fluke of timing?
> >
> > FWIW, I reported a bug where the request_queue's elevator got deallocated
> > while it was still in use (fc transport with device hotplug):
> >
> > http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-scsi/msg52879.html
>
> That does sound like the second bug I encountered. Can you reproduce
> it? Does the patch here:
>
> http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=130963676907731&w=2
>
> fix the problem?

I used to be reproducible, however I have to ask Manvathara to try your
patch and see if it works.

Thanks!


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