[DRBD-user] drbd on virtio: WARNING: at block/blk-core.c

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Sat Nov 13 20:24:31 CET 2010

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On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 05:40:02PM +0100, Thomas Vögtle wrote:
> Lars Ellenberg wrote:
> > 
> > If your kernel source looks like mine, then this would indicate something in
> > between spin_lock_irqsave and spin_unlock_irqrestore above would enable
> > spinlocks again, where is must not.
> My kernel source is (vanilla).
> > If that something is some part of DRBD, then that would be a serious bug.
> > 
> > If you run with spin lock debug enabled, that may provide some more insight.
> > We'll try to reproduce here anyways.
> Switched on:
> Hope this helps:

No it does not...
no new information than in your previous post.

we do it wrong...

commit 7f9c6c210158d212cc2c7be6d6b4d289078ab735
Author: Lars Ellenberg <lars.ellenberg at linbit.com>
Date:   Wed Nov 10 10:33:21 2010 +0100

    drbd: use irqsave in bio endio callback
    We used spin_lock_irq, spin_unlock_irq.  The later may re-enable irq too
    early if we have been called with irq disabled, opening up a window
    for all sorts of problems.

diff --git a/drbd/drbd_req.h b/drbd/drbd_req.h
index 2260e4f..f759b05 100644
--- a/drbd/drbd_req.h
+++ b/drbd/drbd_req.h
@@ -338,18 +338,21 @@ static inline int _req_mod(struct drbd_request *req, enum drbd_req_event what)
 	return rv;
-/* completion of master bio is outside of spinlock.
- * If you need it irqsave, do it your self! */
+/* completion of master bio is outside of our spinlock.
+ * We still may or may not be inside some irqs disabled section
+ * of the lower level driver completion callback, so we need to
+ * spin_lock_irqsave here. */
 static inline int req_mod(struct drbd_request *req,
 		enum drbd_req_event what)
+	unsigned long flags;
 	struct drbd_conf *mdev = req->mdev;
 	struct bio_and_error m;
 	int rv;
-	spin_lock_irq(&mdev->req_lock);
+	spin_lock_irqsave(&mdev->req_lock, flags);
 	rv = __req_mod(req, what, &m);
-	spin_unlock_irq(&mdev->req_lock);
+	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&mdev->req_lock, flags);
 	if (m.bio)
 		complete_master_bio(mdev, &m);

only, we do it wrong for a long time already.
So I don't really see, why it would only show up in 8.3.9...

Hm. Wait.
No, we used to do it correct. My bad.
commit 9b7f76dc37919ea36caa9680a3f765e5b19b25fb
Author: Lars Ellenberg <lars.ellenberg at linbit.com>
Date:   Wed Aug 11 23:40:24 2010 +0200

    drbd: new configuration parameter c-min-rate

    We now track the data rate of locally submitted resync related requests,
    and can thus detect non-resync activity on the lower level device.

    If the current sync rate is above c-min-rate, and the lower level device
    appears to be busy, we throttle the resyncer.

a bad chunk slipped through, replacing the correct
spin_lock_irqsave;__req_mod; etc..
with a plain req_mod(), which only does spin_lock_irq.

I'll revert req_mod to plain spin_lock_irq,
and revert the endio callback to use the spin_lock_irqsave.

I think that should do it.


: Lars Ellenberg
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