• Mikulas Patocka's avatar
    dm raid1: fix crash with mirror recovery and discard · 751f188d
    Mikulas Patocka authored
    This patch fixes a crash when a discard request is sent during mirror
    recovery.
    
    Firstly, some background.  Generally, the following sequence happens during
    mirror synchronization:
    - function do_recovery is called
    - do_recovery calls dm_rh_recovery_prepare
    - dm_rh_recovery_prepare uses a semaphore to limit the number
      simultaneously recovered regions (by default the semaphore value is 1,
      so only one region at a time is recovered)
    - dm_rh_recovery_prepare calls __rh_recovery_prepare,
      __rh_recovery_prepare asks the log driver for the next region to
      recover. Then, it sets the region state to DM_RH_RECOVERING. If there
      are no pending I/Os on this region, the region is added to
      quiesced_regions list. If there are pending I/Os, the region is not
      added to any list. It is added to the quiesced_regions list later (by
      dm_rh_dec function) when all I/Os finish.
    - when the region is on quiesced_regions list, there are no I/Os in
      flight on this region. The region is popped from the list in
      dm_rh_recovery_start function. Then, a kcopyd job is started in the
      recover function.
    - when the kcopyd job finishes, recovery_complete is called. It calls
      dm_rh_recovery_end. dm_rh_recovery_end adds the region to
      recovered_regions or failed_recovered_regions list (depending on
      whether the copy operation was successful or not).
    
    The above mechanism assumes that if the region is in DM_RH_RECOVERING
    state, no new I/Os are started on this region. When I/O is started,
    dm_rh_inc_pending is called, which increases reg->pending count. When
    I/O is finished, dm_rh_dec is called. It decreases reg->pending count.
    If the count is zero and the region was in DM_RH_RECOVERING state,
    dm_rh_dec adds it to the quiesced_regions list.
    
    Consequently, if we call dm_rh_inc_pending/dm_rh_dec while the region is
    in DM_RH_RECOVERING state, it could be added to quiesced_regions list
    multiple times or it could be added to this list when kcopyd is copying
    data (it is assumed that the region is not on any list while kcopyd does
    its jobs). This results in memory corruption and crash.
    
    There already exist bypasses for REQ_FLUSH requests: REQ_FLUSH requests
    do not belong to any region, so they are always added to the sync list
    in do_writes. dm_rh_inc_pending does not increase count for REQ_FLUSH
    requests. In mirror_end_io, dm_rh_dec is never called for REQ_FLUSH
    requests. These bypasses avoid the crash possibility described above.
    
    These bypasses were improperly implemented for REQ_DISCARD when
    the mirror target gained discard support in commit
    5fc2ffea (dm raid1: support discard).
    
    In do_writes, REQ_DISCARD requests is always added to the sync queue and
    immediately dispatched (even if the region is in DM_RH_RECOVERING).  However,
    dm_rh_inc and dm_rh_dec is called for REQ_DISCARD resusts.  So it violates the
    rule that no I/Os are started on DM_RH_RECOVERING regions, and causes the list
    corruption described above.
    
    This patch changes it so that REQ_DISCARD requests follow the same path
    as REQ_FLUSH. This avoids the crash.
    
    Reference: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/837607Signed-off-by: 's avatarMikulas Patocka <mpatocka@redhat.com>
    Cc: stable@kernel.org
    Signed-off-by: Alasdair Kergon's avatarAlasdair G Kergon <agk@redhat.com>
    751f188d
Name
Last commit
Last update
Documentation Loading commit data...
arch Loading commit data...
block Loading commit data...
crypto Loading commit data...
drivers Loading commit data...
firmware Loading commit data...
fs Loading commit data...
include Loading commit data...
init Loading commit data...
ipc Loading commit data...
kernel Loading commit data...
lib Loading commit data...
mm Loading commit data...
net Loading commit data...
samples Loading commit data...
scripts Loading commit data...
security Loading commit data...
sound Loading commit data...
tools Loading commit data...
usr Loading commit data...
virt/kvm Loading commit data...
.gitignore Loading commit data...
.mailmap Loading commit data...
COPYING Loading commit data...
CREDITS Loading commit data...
Kbuild Loading commit data...
Kconfig Loading commit data...
MAINTAINERS Loading commit data...
Makefile Loading commit data...
README Loading commit data...
REPORTING-BUGS Loading commit data...