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Subject[ 011/109] SCSI: fix eh wakeup (scsi_schedule_eh vs scsi_restart_operations)
From: Greg KH <>

3.4-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Dan Williams <>

commit 57fc2e335fd3c2f898ee73570dc81426c28dc7b4 upstream.

Rapid ata hotplug on a libsas controller results in cases where libsas
is waiting indefinitely on eh to perform an ata probe.

A race exists between scsi_schedule_eh() and scsi_restart_operations()
in the case when scsi_restart_operations() issues i/o to other devices
in the sas domain. When this happens the host state transitions from
SHOST_RECOVERY (set by scsi_schedule_eh) back to SHOST_RUNNING and
->host_busy is non-zero so we put the eh thread to sleep even though
->host_eh_scheduled is active.

Before putting the error handler to sleep we need to check if the
host_state needs to return to SHOST_RECOVERY for another trip through
eh. Since i/o that is released by scsi_restart_operations has been
blocked for at least one eh cycle, this implementation allows those
i/o's to run before another eh cycle starts to discourage hung task

Reported-by: Tom Jackson <>
Tested-by: Tom Jackson <>
Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <>
Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

drivers/scsi/scsi_error.c | 14 ++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)

--- a/drivers/scsi/scsi_error.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/scsi_error.c
@@ -1687,6 +1687,20 @@ static void scsi_restart_operations(stru
* requests are started.
+ /*
+ * if eh is active and host_eh_scheduled is pending we need to re-run
+ * recovery. we do this check after scsi_run_host_queues() to allow
+ * everything pent up since the last eh run a chance to make forward
+ * progress before we sync again. Either we'll immediately re-run
+ * recovery or scsi_device_unbusy() will wake us again when these
+ * pending commands complete.
+ */
+ spin_lock_irqsave(shost->host_lock, flags);
+ if (shost->host_eh_scheduled)
+ if (scsi_host_set_state(shost, SHOST_RECOVERY))
+ WARN_ON(scsi_host_set_state(shost, SHOST_CANCEL_RECOVERY));
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore(shost->host_lock, flags);


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