1. 14 Sep, 2009 21 commits
  2. 09 Sep, 2009 2 commits
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux 2.6.31 · 74fca6a4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      74fca6a4
    • Ed Cashin's avatar
      aoe: allocate unused request_queue for sysfs · 7135a71b
      Ed Cashin authored
      Andy Whitcroft reported an oops in aoe triggered by use of an
      incorrectly initialised request_queue object:
      
        [ 2645.959090] kobject '<NULL>' (ffff880059ca22c0): tried to add
      		an uninitialized object, something is seriously wrong.
        [ 2645.959104] Pid: 6, comm: events/0 Not tainted 2.6.31-5-generic #24-Ubuntu
        [ 2645.959107] Call Trace:
        [ 2645.959139] [<ffffffff8126ca2f>] kobject_add+0x5f/0x70
        [ 2645.959151] [<ffffffff8125b4ab>] blk_register_queue+0x8b/0xf0
        [ 2645.959155] [<ffffffff8126043f>] add_disk+0x8f/0x160
        [ 2645.959161] [<ffffffffa01673c4>] aoeblk_gdalloc+0x164/0x1c0 [aoe]
      
      The request queue of an aoe device is not used but can be allocated in
      code that does not sleep.
      
      Bruno bisected this regression down to
      
        cd43e26f
      
        block: Expose stacked device queues in sysfs
      
      "This seems to generate /sys/block/$device/queue and its contents for
       everyone who is using queues, not just for those queues that have a
       non-NULL queue->request_fn."
      
      Addresses http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/410198
      Addresses http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13942
      
      
      
      Note that embedding a queue inside another object has always been
      an illegal construct, since the queues are reference counted and
      must persist until the last reference is dropped. So aoe was
      always buggy in this respect (Jens).
      Signed-off-by: default avatarEd Cashin <ecashin@coraid.com>
      Cc: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
      Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl>
      Cc: Bruno Premont <bonbons@linux-vserver.org>
      Cc: Martin K. Petersen <martin.petersen@oracle.com>
      Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
      7135a71b
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