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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2] scsi: libsas: Directly kick-off EH when ATA device fell off
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On 19/12/2022 15:28, Jason Yan wrote:
>>> +    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
>
> Taking big locks in queuing path is not a good idea. This will bring
> down performance.

But it is expected that ata_qc_issue() should be called with that the
host lock grabbed (and keep it).

I think that the reason libsas drops the lock is because some LLDD
queuecommand CBs calls task_done() in some error paths. If we kept the
lock held, then we could have a deadlock, for example:

sas_ata_qc_issue (has lock) -> lldd_execute_task() =
pm8001_queue_command() -> task_done() = sas_ata_task_done() -> grab host
lock => deadlock.

Thanks,
John

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