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Subject[PATCH 5.4 050/178] scsi: zfcp: Fix panic on ERP timeout for previously dismissed ERP action
From: Steffen Maier <>

commit 936e6b85da0476dd2edac7c51c68072da9fb4ba2 upstream.

Suppose that, for unrelated reasons, FSF requests on behalf of recovery are
very slow and can run into the ERP timeout.

In the case at hand, we did adapter recovery to a large degree. However
due to the slowness a LUN open is pending so the corresponding fc_rport
remains blocked. After fast_io_fail_tmo we trigger close physical port
recovery for the port under which the LUN should have been opened. The new
higher order port recovery dismisses the pending LUN open ERP action and
dismisses the pending LUN open FSF request. Such dismissal decouples the
ERP action from the pending corresponding FSF request by setting
zfcp_fsf_req->erp_action to NULL (among other things)

If now the ERP timeout for the pending open LUN request runs out, we must
not use zfcp_fsf_req->erp_action in the ERP timeout handler. This is a
problem since v4.15 commit 75492a51568b ("s390/scsi: Convert timers to use
timer_setup()"). Before that we intentionally only passed zfcp_erp_action
as context argument to zfcp_erp_timeout_handler().

Note: The lifetime of the corresponding zfcp_fsf_req object continues until
a (late) response or an (unrelated) adapter recovery.

Just like the regular response path ignores dismissed requests
[zfcp_fsf_req_complete() => zfcp_fsf_protstatus_eval() => return early] the
ERP timeout handler now needs to ignore dismissed requests. So simply
return early in the ERP timeout handler if the FSF request is marked as
dismissed in its status flags. To protect against the race where
zfcp_erp_strategy_check_fsfreq() dismisses and sets
zfcp_fsf_req->erp_action to NULL after our previous status flag check,
return early if zfcp_fsf_req->erp_action is NULL. After all, the former
ERP action does not need to be woken up as that was already done as part of
the dismissal above [zfcp_erp_action_dismiss()].

This fixes the following panic due to kernel page fault in IRQ context:

Unable to handle kernel pointer dereference in virtual kernel address space
Failing address: 0000000000000000 TEID: 0000000000000483
Fault in home space mode while using kernel ASCE.
AS:000009859238c00b R2:00000e3e7ffd000b R3:00000e3e7ffcc007 S:00000e3e7ffd7000 P:000000000000013d
Oops: 0004 ilc:2 [#1] SMP
Modules linked in: ...
CPU: 82 PID: 311273 Comm: stress Kdump: loaded Tainted: G E X ...
Hardware name: IBM 8561 T01 701 (LPAR)
Krnl PSW : 0404c00180000000 001fffff80549be0 (zfcp_erp_notify+0x40/0xc0 [zfcp])
R:0 T:1 IO:0 EX:0 Key:0 M:1 W:0 P:0 AS:3 CC:0 PM:0 RI:0 EA:3
Krnl GPRS: 0000000000000080 00000e3d00000000 00000000000000f0 0000000000030000
000000010028e700 000000000400a39c 000000010028e700 00000e3e7cf87e02
0000000010000000 0700098591cb67f0 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
0000033840e9a000 0000000000000000 001fffe008d6bc18 001fffe008d6bbc8
Krnl Code: 001fffff80549bd4: a7180000 lhi %r1,0
001fffff80549bd8: 4120a0f0 la %r2,240(%r10)
#001fffff80549bdc: a53e0003 llilh %r3,3
>001fffff80549be0: ba132000 cs %r1,%r3,0(%r2)
001fffff80549be4: a7740037 brc 7,1fffff80549c52
001fffff80549be8: e320b0180004 lg %r2,24(%r11)
001fffff80549bee: e31020e00004 lg %r1,224(%r2)
001fffff80549bf4: 412020e0 la %r2,224(%r2)
Call Trace:
[<001fffff80549be0>] zfcp_erp_notify+0x40/0xc0 [zfcp]
[<00000985915e26f0>] call_timer_fn+0x38/0x190
[<00000985915e2944>] expire_timers+0xfc/0x190
[<00000985915e2ac4>] run_timer_softirq+0xec/0x218
[<0000098591ca7c4c>] __do_softirq+0x144/0x398
[<00000985915110aa>] do_softirq_own_stack+0x72/0x88
[<0000098591551b58>] irq_exit+0xb0/0xb8
[<0000098591510c6a>] do_IRQ+0x82/0xb0
[<0000098591ca7140>] ext_int_handler+0x128/0x12c
[<0000098591722d98>] clear_subpage.constprop.13+0x38/0x60
([<000009859172ae4c>] clear_huge_page+0xec/0x250)
[<000009859177e7a2>] do_huge_pmd_anonymous_page+0x32a/0x768
[<000009859172a712>] __handle_mm_fault+0x88a/0x900
[<000009859172a860>] handle_mm_fault+0xd8/0x1b0
[<0000098591529ef6>] do_dat_exception+0x136/0x3e8
[<0000098591ca6d34>] pgm_check_handler+0x1c8/0x220
Last Breaking-Event-Address:
[<001fffff80549c88>] zfcp_erp_timeout_handler+0x10/0x18 [zfcp]
Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt

Fixes: 75492a51568b ("s390/scsi: Convert timers to use timer_setup()")
Cc: <> #4.15+
Reviewed-by: Julian Wiedmann <>
Signed-off-by: Steffen Maier <>
Signed-off-by: Martin K. Petersen <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
drivers/s390/scsi/zfcp_erp.c | 13 +++++++++++--
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/s390/scsi/zfcp_erp.c b/drivers/s390/scsi/zfcp_erp.c
index cb84125ab80d4..08dc2efb7d8a5 100644
--- a/drivers/s390/scsi/zfcp_erp.c
+++ b/drivers/s390/scsi/zfcp_erp.c
@@ -576,7 +576,10 @@ static void zfcp_erp_strategy_check_fsfreq(struct zfcp_erp_action *act)
zfcp_dbf_rec_run("erscf_1", act);
- req->erp_action = NULL;
+ /* lock-free concurrent access with
+ * zfcp_erp_timeout_handler()
+ */
+ WRITE_ONCE(req->erp_action, NULL);
if (act->status & ZFCP_STATUS_ERP_TIMEDOUT)
zfcp_dbf_rec_run("erscf_2", act);
@@ -612,8 +615,14 @@ void zfcp_erp_notify(struct zfcp_erp_action *erp_action, unsigned long set_mask)
void zfcp_erp_timeout_handler(struct timer_list *t)
struct zfcp_fsf_req *fsf_req = from_timer(fsf_req, t, timer);
- struct zfcp_erp_action *act = fsf_req->erp_action;
+ struct zfcp_erp_action *act;

+ if (fsf_req->status & ZFCP_STATUS_FSFREQ_DISMISSED)
+ return;
+ /* lock-free concurrent access with zfcp_erp_strategy_check_fsfreq() */
+ act = READ_ONCE(fsf_req->erp_action);
+ if (!act)
+ return;
zfcp_erp_notify(act, ZFCP_STATUS_ERP_TIMEDOUT);

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