[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "target/iscsi: don't corrupt bh_count in" has been added to staging queue

Submitted by Luis Henriques on June 25, 2013, 9:30 a.m.


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Luis Henriques June 25, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    target/iscsi: don't corrupt bh_count in

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From fc97082133869b1501adbf67d3799d3b53d24036 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: =?UTF-8?q?J=C3=B6rn=20Engel?= <joern@logfs.org>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 16:36:51 -0400
Subject: [PATCH] target/iscsi: don't corrupt bh_count in

commit 574780fd5e6ec52bd43e0bdb777a19e4c4c6aa9c upstream.

Here is a fun one.  Bug seems to have been introduced by commit 140854cb,
almost two years ago.  I have no idea why we only started seeing it now,
but we did.

Rough callgraph:
`-> spin_lock_irqsave(&tpg->session_lock, flags);
`-> lio_tpg_shutdown_session()
    `-> iscsit_stop_time2retain_timer()
        `-> spin_unlock_bh(&se_tpg->session_lock);
        `-> spin_lock_bh(&se_tpg->session_lock);
`-> spin_unlock_irqrestore(&tpg->session_lock, flags);

core_tpg_set_initiator_node_queue_depth() used to call spin_lock_bh(),
but 140854cb changed that to spin_lock_irqsave().  However,
lio_tpg_shutdown_session() still claims to be called with spin_lock_bh()
held, as does iscsit_stop_time2retain_timer():
 *      Called with spin_lock_bh(&struct se_portal_group->session_lock) held

Stale documentation is mostly annoying, but in this case the dropping
the lock with the _bh variant is plain wrong.  It is also wrong to drop
locks two functions below the lock-holder, but I will ignore that bit
for now.

After some more locking and unlocking we eventually hit this backtrace:
------------[ cut here ]------------
WARNING: at kernel/softirq.c:159 local_bh_enable_ip+0xe8/0x100()
Pid: 24645, comm: lio_helper.py Tainted: G           O 3.6.11+
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff8103e5ff>] warn_slowpath_common+0x7f/0xc0
 [<ffffffffa040ae37>] ? iscsit_inc_conn_usage_count+0x37/0x50 [iscsi_target_mod]
 [<ffffffff8103e65a>] warn_slowpath_null+0x1a/0x20
 [<ffffffff810472f8>] local_bh_enable_ip+0xe8/0x100
 [<ffffffff815b8365>] _raw_spin_unlock_bh+0x15/0x20
 [<ffffffffa040ae37>] iscsit_inc_conn_usage_count+0x37/0x50 [iscsi_target_mod]
 [<ffffffffa041149a>] iscsit_stop_session+0xfa/0x1c0 [iscsi_target_mod]
 [<ffffffffa0417fab>] lio_tpg_shutdown_session+0x7b/0x90 [iscsi_target_mod]
 [<ffffffffa033ede4>] core_tpg_set_initiator_node_queue_depth+0xe4/0x290 [target_core_mod]
 [<ffffffffa0409032>] iscsit_tpg_set_initiator_node_queue_depth+0x12/0x20 [iscsi_target_mod]
 [<ffffffffa0415c29>] lio_target_nacl_store_cmdsn_depth+0xa9/0x180 [iscsi_target_mod]
 [<ffffffffa0331b49>] target_fabric_nacl_base_attr_store+0x39/0x40 [target_core_mod]
 [<ffffffff811b857d>] configfs_write_file+0xbd/0x120
 [<ffffffff81148f36>] vfs_write+0xc6/0x180
 [<ffffffff81149251>] sys_write+0x51/0x90
 [<ffffffff815c0969>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
---[ end trace 3747632b9b164652 ]---

As a pure band-aid, this patch drops the _bh.

Signed-off-by: Joern Engel <joern@logfs.org>
Signed-off-by: Nicholas Bellinger <nab@linux-iscsi.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_erl0.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


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diff --git a/drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_erl0.c b/drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_erl0.c
index 1a02016..e768bfa 100644
--- a/drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_erl0.c
+++ b/drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_erl0.c
@@ -834,11 +834,11 @@  extern int iscsit_stop_time2retain_timer(struct iscsi_session *sess)
 		return 0;

 	sess->time2retain_timer_flags |= ISCSI_TF_STOP;
-	spin_unlock_bh(&se_tpg->session_lock);
+	spin_unlock(&se_tpg->session_lock);


-	spin_lock_bh(&se_tpg->session_lock);
+	spin_lock(&se_tpg->session_lock);
 	sess->time2retain_timer_flags &= ~ISCSI_TF_RUNNING;
 	pr_debug("Stopped Time2Retain Timer for SID: %u\n",