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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 1/6] bsg: fix kernel panic resulting from missing allocation of a reply-buffer
On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 04:39:40PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 06:01:42PM +0200, Benjamin Block wrote:
> > When the BSG interface is used with bsg-lib, and the user sends a
> > Bidirectional command - so when he gives an input- and output-buffer
> > (most users of our interface will likely do that, if they wanna get the
> > transport-level response data) - bsg will allocate two requests from the
> > queue. The first request's bio is used to map the input and the second
> > request's bio for the output (see bsg_map_hdr() in the if-statement with
> > (op == REQ_OP_SCSI_OUT && hdr->din_xfer_len)).
> >
> > When we now allocate the full space of bsg_job, sense, dd_data for each
> > request, these will be wasted on the (linked) second request. They will
> > go unused all the time, as only the first request's bsg_job, sense and
> > dd_data is used by the LLDs and BSG itself.
> >
> > Right now, because we don't allocate this on each request, those spaces
> > are only allocated for the first request in bsg-lib.
> >
> > Maybe we can ignore this, if it gets to complicated, I don't wanne
> > prolong this unnecessary.
> We have the same 'issue' with bidirection scsi commands - it's a side
> effect of having two request structures for these commands, and the
> only real fix would be to have a single request structure, which would
> be nice especially if we can't do it without growing struct request.

Alright, I was not aware of that. That is fair then. Thx.

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- Benjamin Block
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