[Drbd-dev] [PATCH 17/38] drbd: drbd_panic_after_delayed_completion_of_aborted_request()

Philipp Reisner philipp.reisner at linbit.com
Wed Nov 25 11:53:50 CET 2015

From: Lars Ellenberg <lars.ellenberg at linbit.com>

The only way to make DRBD intentionally call panic is to
set a disk timeout, have that trigger, "abort" some request and complete
to upper layers, then have the backend IO subsystem later complete these
requests successfully regardless.

As the attached IO pages have been recycled for other purposes
meanwhile, this will cause unexpected random memory changes.
To prevent corruption, we rather panic in that case.

Make it obvious from stack traces that this was the case by introducing

Signed-off-by: Philipp Reisner <philipp.reisner at linbit.com>
Signed-off-by: Lars Ellenberg <lars.ellenberg at linbit.com>
 drivers/block/drbd/drbd_worker.c | 8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_worker.c b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_worker.c
index 3b3d980..9c89ebe 100644
--- a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_worker.c
+++ b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_worker.c
@@ -188,6 +188,12 @@ void drbd_peer_request_endio(struct bio *bio)
+void drbd_panic_after_delayed_completion_of_aborted_request(struct drbd_device *device)
+	panic("drbd%u %s/%u potential random memory corruption caused by delayed completion of aborted local request\n",
+		device->minor, device->resource->name, device->vnr);
 /* read, readA or write requests on R_PRIMARY coming from drbd_make_request
 void drbd_request_endio(struct bio *bio)
@@ -231,7 +237,7 @@ void drbd_request_endio(struct bio *bio)
 			drbd_emerg(device, "delayed completion of aborted local request; disk-timeout may be too aggressive\n");
 		if (!bio->bi_error)
-			panic("possible random memory corruption caused by delayed completion of aborted local request\n");
+			drbd_panic_after_delayed_completion_of_aborted_request(device);
 	/* to avoid recursion in __req_mod */

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