[3.11.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "s390/dasd: hold request queue sysfs lock when calling elevator_init()" has been added to staging queue

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Luis Henriques March 17, 2014, 11:07 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    s390/dasd: hold request queue sysfs lock when calling elevator_init()

to the linux-3.11.y-queue branch of the 3.11.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 1ef7c043793f684c470eb54ce56283590b4ea407 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:24:28 +0100
Subject: s390/dasd: hold request queue sysfs lock when calling elevator_init()

commit ef0899410ff630b2e75306da49996dbbfa318165 upstream.

"elevator: Fix a race in elevator switching and md device initialization"
changed the semantics of elevator_init() in a way that now enforces to hold
the corresponding request queue's sysfs_lock when calling elevator_init()
to fix a race.
The patch did not convert the s390 dasd device driver which is the only
device driver which also calls elevator_init(). So add the missing locking.

Cc: Tomoki Sekiyama <tomoki.sekiyama@hds.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
Cc: Christian Borntraeger <christian@borntraeger.net>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 drivers/s390/block/dasd.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)



diff --git a/drivers/s390/block/dasd.c b/drivers/s390/block/dasd.c
index 451bf99..846d5c6 100644
--- a/drivers/s390/block/dasd.c
+++ b/drivers/s390/block/dasd.c
@@ -2978,12 +2978,12 @@  static int dasd_alloc_queue(struct dasd_block *block)

 	block->request_queue->elevator = NULL;
+	mutex_lock(&block->request_queue->sysfs_lock);
 	rc = elevator_init(block->request_queue, "deadline");
-	if (rc) {
+	if (rc)
-		return rc;
-	}
-	return 0;
+	mutex_unlock(&block->request_queue->sysfs_lock);
+	return rc;