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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2] scsi: libsas: Directly kick-off EH when ATA device fell off
On 16/12/2022 10:03, Xingui Yang wrote:
> If the ATA device fell off, call sas_ata_device_link_abort() directly and
> mark all outstanding QCs as failed and kick-off EH Immediately. This avoids
> having to wait for block layer timeouts.
> Signed-off-by: Xingui Yang <>
> ---
> Changes to v1:
> - Use dev_is_sata() to check ATA device type
> drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_discover.c | 3 +++
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_discover.c b/drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_discover.c
> index d5bc1314c341..a12b65eb4a2a 100644
> --- a/drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_discover.c
> +++ b/drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_discover.c
> @@ -362,6 +362,9 @@ static void sas_destruct_ports(struct asd_sas_port *port)
> void sas_unregister_dev(struct asd_sas_port *port, struct domain_device *dev)
> {
> + if (test_bit(SAS_DEV_GONE, &dev->state) && dev_is_sata(dev))
> + sas_ata_device_link_abort(dev, false);

Firstly, I think that there is a bug in sas_ata_device_link_abort() ->
ata_link_abort() code in that the host lock in not grabbed, as the
comment in ata_port_abort() mentions. Having said that, libsas had
already some dodgy host locking usage - specifically dropping the lock
for the queuing path (that's something else to be fixed up ... I think
that is due to queue command CB calling task_done() in some cases), but
I still think that sas_ata_device_link_abort() should be fixed (to grab
the host lock).

Secondly, this just seems like a half solution to the age-old problem -
that is, EH eventually kicking in only after 30 seconds when a disk is
removed with active IO. I say half solution as SAS disks still have this
issue for libsas. Can we instead push to try to solve both of them now?

There was a broad previous discussion on this:*;JQ!!ACWV5N9M2RV99hQ!MwAZFXXIwuP0lv-kuUIJ0ekUiGBWlTBhU3oQjyOf_yuP1rHDJb8UKMzJjndXNQ-W1PQGJXzgc0bQUsHh4NGh21EOc50$

From that discussion, Hannes was doing some related prep work series,
but I don't think it got completed.


> +
> if (!test_bit(SAS_DEV_DESTROY, &dev->state) &&
> !list_empty(&dev->disco_list_node)) {
> /* this rphy never saw sas_rphy_add */

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