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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/2] [SCSI] sg: fix EWOULDBLOCK errors with scsi-mq
On 15-02-13 12:10 PM, Tony Battersby wrote:
> With scsi-mq enabled, userspace programs can get unexpected EWOULDBLOCK
> (a.k.a. EAGAIN) errors when submitting commands to the SCSI generic
> driver. Fix by calling blk_get_request() with GFP_KERNEL instead of
> GFP_ATOMIC.
>
> Note: to avoid introducing a potential deadlock, this patch should be
> applied after the patch titled "sg: fix unkillable I/O wait deadlock
> with scsi-mq".
>
> Cc: Douglas Gilbert <dgilbert@interlog.com>
> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # 3.17+
> Signed-off-by: Tony Battersby <tonyb@cybernetics.com>

Acked-by: Douglas Gilbert <dgilbert@interlog.com>
Tested-by: Douglas Gilbert <dgilbert@interlog.com>

> For inclusion in kernel 3.20.
>
> The difference in behavior is due to bt_get() in block/blk-mq-tag.c
> checking for __GFP_WAIT.
>
> The bsg driver already calls blk_get_request() with GFP_KERNEL, so there
> is no need for a change there.
>
> --- linux-3.19.0/drivers/scsi/sg.c.orig 2015-02-13 11:04:40.000000000 -0500
> +++ linux-3.19.0/drivers/scsi/sg.c 2015-02-13 11:05:14.000000000 -0500
> @@ -1695,7 +1695,22 @@ sg_start_req(Sg_request *srp, unsigned c
> return -ENOMEM;
> }
>
> + /*
> + * NOTE
> + *
> + * With scsi-mq enabled, there are a fixed number of preallocated
> + * requests equal in number to shost->can_queue. If all of the
> + * preallocated requests are already in use, then using GFP_ATOMIC with
> + * blk_get_request() will return -EWOULDBLOCK, whereas using GFP_KERNEL
> + * will cause blk_get_request() to sleep until an active command
> + * completes, freeing up a request. Neither option is ideal, but
> + * GFP_KERNEL is the better choice to prevent userspace from getting an
> + * unexpected EWOULDBLOCK.
> + *
> + * With scsi-mq disabled, blk_get_request() with GFP_KERNEL usually
> + * does not sleep except under memory pressure.
> + */
> + rq = blk_get_request(q, rw, GFP_KERNEL);
> - rq = blk_get_request(q, rw, GFP_ATOMIC);
> if (IS_ERR(rq)) {
> kfree(long_cmdp);
> return PTR_ERR(rq);
>
> --



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