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[Bug 1509029] Re: [Hyper-V] Crash in hot-add/remove scsi devices (smp)


** Also affects: linux (Ubuntu Xenial)
   Importance: Medium
     Assignee: Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury)
       Status: In Progress

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  [Hyper-V] Crash in hot-add/remove scsi devices (smp)

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress
Status in linux source package in Trusty:
  In Progress
Status in linux source package in Vivid:
  In Progress
Status in linux source package in Wily:
  In Progress
Status in linux source package in Xenial:
  In Progress

Bug description:
  On some host errors storvsc module tries to remove sdev by scheduling a job
  which does the following:

     sdev = scsi_device_lookup(wrk->host, 0, 0, wrk->lun);
     if (sdev) {

  While this code seems correct the following crash is observed:

   general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP DEBUG_PAGEALLOC
   RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff81169979>]  [<ffffffff81169979>] bdi_destroy+0x39/0x220
   [<ffffffff814aecdc>] ? _raw_spin_unlock_irq+0x2c/0x40
   [<ffffffff8127b7db>] blk_cleanup_queue+0x17b/0x270
   [<ffffffffa00b54c4>] __scsi_remove_device+0x54/0xd0 [scsi_mod]
   [<ffffffffa00b556b>] scsi_remove_device+0x2b/0x40 [scsi_mod]
   [<ffffffffa00ec47d>] storvsc_remove_lun+0x3d/0x60 [hv_storvsc]
   [<ffffffff81080791>] process_one_work+0x1b1/0x530

  The problem comes with the fact that many such jobs (for the same device)
  are being scheduled simultaneously. While scsi_remove_device() uses
  shost->scan_mutex and scsi_device_lookup() will fail for a device in
  SDEV_DEL state there is no protection against someone who did
  scsi_device_lookup() before we actually entered __scsi_remove_device(). So
  the whole scenario looks like that: two callers do simultaneous (or
  preemption happens) calls to scsi_device_lookup() ant these calls succeed
  for all of them, after that both callers try doing scsi_remove_device().
  shost->scan_mutex only serializes their calls to __scsi_remove_device()
  and we end up doing the cleanup path twice.

  Signed-off-by: Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@xxxxxxxxxx>
   drivers/scsi/scsi_sysfs.c | 8 ++++++++
   1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

  diff --git a/drivers/scsi/scsi_sysfs.c b/drivers/scsi/scsi_sysfs.c
  index b333389..e0d2707 100644
  --- a/drivers/scsi/scsi_sysfs.c
  +++ b/drivers/scsi/scsi_sysfs.c
  @@ -1076,6 +1076,14 @@ void __scsi_remove_device(struct scsi_device *sdev)
          struct device *dev = &sdev->sdev_gendev;

  +       /*
  +        * This cleanup path is not reentrant and while it is impossible
  +        * to get a new reference with scsi_device_get() someone can still
  +        * hold a previously acquired one.
  +        */
  +       if (sdev->sdev_state == SDEV_DEL)
  +               return;
          if (sdev->is_visible) {
                  if (scsi_device_set_state(sdev, SDEV_CANCEL) != 0)


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