[Drbd-dev] [PATCH 13/17] drbd: fix race between handshake and admin disconnect/down

Philipp Reisner philipp.reisner at linbit.com
Thu Aug 24 23:23:10 CEST 2017

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

conn_try_disconnect() could potentialy hit the BUG_ON()
in _conn_set_state() where it iterates over _drbd_set_state()
and "asserts" via BUG_ON() that the latter was successful.

If the STATE_SENT bit was not yet visible to conn_is_valid_transition()
early in _conn_request_state(), but became visible before conn_set_state()
later in that call path, we could hit the BUG_ON() after _drbd_set_state(),
because it returned SS_IN_TRANSIENT_STATE.

To avoid that race, we better protect set_bit(SENT_STATE) with the spinlock.

Signed-off-by: Philipp Reisner <philipp.reisner at linbit.com>
Signed-off-by: Lars Ellenberg <lars.ellenberg at linbit.com>

diff --git a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_receiver.c b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_receiver.c
index 2489667..5e090a1 100644
--- a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_receiver.c
+++ b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_receiver.c
@@ -1100,7 +1100,10 @@ static int conn_connect(struct drbd_connection *connection)
 	idr_for_each_entry(&connection->peer_devices, peer_device, vnr)
+	/* avoid a race with conn_request_state( C_DISCONNECTING ) */
+	spin_lock_irq(&connection->resource->req_lock);
 	set_bit(STATE_SENT, &connection->flags);
+	spin_unlock_irq(&connection->resource->req_lock);
 	idr_for_each_entry(&connection->peer_devices, peer_device, vnr)

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