Commit e1031b6c authored by Anton Eidelman's avatar Anton Eidelman Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

nvme-multipath: fix possible I/O hang when paths are updated

[ Upstream commit 504db087 ]

nvme_state_set_live() making a path available triggers requeue_work
in order to resubmit requests that ended up on requeue_list when no
paths were available.

This requeue_work may race with concurrent nvme_ns_head_make_request()
that do not observe the live path yet.
Such concurrent requests may by made by either:
- New IO submission.
- Requeue_work triggered by nvme_failover_req() or another ana_work.

A race may cause requeue_work capture the state of requeue_list before
more requests get onto the list. These requests will stay on the list
forever unless requeue_work is triggered again.

In order to prevent such race, nvme_state_set_live() should
synchronize_srcu(&head->srcu) before triggering the requeue_work and
prevent nvme_ns_head_make_request referencing an old snapshot of the
path list.
Reviewed-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAnton Eidelman <>
Signed-off-by: Sagi Grimberg's avatarSagi Grimberg <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSasha Levin <>
parent 6950d5b6
......@@ -420,6 +420,7 @@ static void nvme_mpath_set_live(struct nvme_ns *ns)
srcu_read_unlock(&head->srcu, srcu_idx);
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