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SubjectRe: BUG in scsi_lib.c due to a bad commit
reverting your commit 045065d8a300a37218c is a solution, but it's just a
temporary solution,

it's better to search why your commit can create a random hang on boot
on some PC configurations,

--- a/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c
@@ -1774,7 +1774,7 @@ static void scsi_request_fn(struct request_queue *q)
blk_requeue_request(q, req);
atomic_dec(&sdev->device_busy);
out_delay:
- if (atomic_read(&sdev->device_busy) && !scsi_device_blocked(sdev))
+ if (!atomic_read(&sdev->device_busy) && !scsi_device_blocked(sdev))
blk_delay_queue(q, SCSI_QUEUE_DELAY);
}

perhaps the atomic_read() function doesn't make the expected job on some
rare circonstances, I have the same doubts about the blk_delay_queue()
function


Le 12/11/2014 03:53, Guenter Roeck a écrit :> On 11/11/2014 04:17 PM,
Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
>> [+cc Guenter, linux-scsi]
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 4:33 PM, Barto <mister.freeman@laposte.net>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>>
>>> I notice a bug since kernel 3.17 ( and also with 3.18 branch ), a random
>>> hang at boot on some PC configurations, I did a "git bisect" and I found
>>> that the culprit is :
>>>
>>> [045065d8a300a37218c548e9aa7becd581c6a0e8] [SCSI] fix qemu boot hang
>>> problem
>>>
>>>
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=045065d8a300a37218c548e9aa7becd581c6a0e8
>>>
>>>
>>> the author of this commit has choosen to inverse the logic of the if
>>> statement in the file drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c in order to solve an
>>> issue with qemu :
>>>
>>> --- a/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c
>>> @@ -1774,7 +1774,7 @@ static void scsi_request_fn(struct
>>> request_queue *q)
>>> blk_requeue_request(q, req);
>>> atomic_dec(&sdev->device_busy);
>>> out_delay:
>>> - if (atomic_read(&sdev->device_busy) && !scsi_device_blocked(sdev))
>>> + if (!atomic_read(&sdev->device_busy) && !scsi_device_blocked(sdev))
>>> blk_delay_queue(q, SCSI_QUEUE_DELAY);
>>> }
>>>
>
> The above commit was a follow-up to commit 71e75c97f97a, which did the
> following:
>
> - if (sdev->device_busy == 0 && !scsi_device_blocked(sdev))
> + if (atomic_read(&sdev->device_busy) && !scsi_device_blocked(sdev))
>
> meaning it reversed the polarity of the check in the original code.
> Since that commit created problems as observed in qemu, I thought it
> would be obvious that restoring the original polarity would make sense.
> This is explained in my patch, so I am somewhat at loss why ...
>
>>> this change triggers a bug on my PC ( I don't have SCSI devices, but
>>> only 3 SATA harddisks and 2 IDE harddisks, SATA disks are on an ICH7
>>> sata controler on the motherboard gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L, and IDE disk on
>>> a JMicron JMB363/368 Sata/IDE PCIe card ), every 5~10 boots the boot
>>> stops suddenly because of this commit,
>>>
>>> If I revert this commit then the bug is gone, more details can be found
>>> here, where I created a patch who reverts commit 045065d8 :
>>>
>>> https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87581
>>>
>>> my question: why Guenter Roeck ( the author of the bad commit ) has
>>> choosen to inverse the logic in the if statement ?
>
> this question is asked.
>
> Having said that, I don't really care one way or another. I am fine
> with reverting my commit; if that is done, I'll simply remove the
> related scsi tests from my qemu test runs.
>
> Guenter
>
>>> before his commit the if statement was like this :
>>>
>>> if (atomic_read(&sdev->device_busy) && !scsi_device_blocked(sdev))
>>> blk_delay_queue(q, SCSI_QUEUE_DELAY);
>>>
>>> if his decision to inverse the logic of
>>> "atomic_read(&sdev->device_busy)" is acceptable then the real bug is
>>> probably located elsewhere in the scsi source code, and we must solve
>>> this mistery because there is obviously a bug regression in SCSI code
>>> because with older kernels ( 3.16.7 and lower ) I don't have the random
>>> hang boot bug with my configuration,
>>>
>>> another user in archlinux forums has also this bug and he has a more
>>> modern PC ( intel i7 core cpu, SSD device ), my fear is when linux
>>> distros will move to kernel 3.17 then more users will have this weird
>>> random bug who can occur only on boot and only with a specific PC
>>> configuration, if the boot step is passed despite the random bug then
>>> the bug will not occur, it occurs only during the boot process, which
>>> probably means that the faulty source code is only called during the
>>> boot process,
>>>
>>> thanks for anyone who wants to dig this problem with me
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