[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "target: Fix incorrect usage of nested IRQ spinlocks in" has been added to staging queue

Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski herton.krzesinski at canonical.com
Wed Dec 5 22:32:07 UTC 2012

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    target: Fix incorrect usage of nested IRQ spinlocks in

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



>From 5fb10ff022f318e006faef15115ec5c3018fa21d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Steve Hodgson <steve at purestorage.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:24:02 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] target: Fix incorrect usage of nested IRQ spinlocks in
X-Extended-Stable: 3.5

commit ab74b3d62f05192bf8fb8f169e7999d1183b2e08 upstream.

This patch changes core_tmr_abort_task() to use spin_lock -> spin_unlock
around se_cmd->t_state_lock while spin_lock_irqsave is held via

Signed-off-by: Steve Hodgson <steve at purestorage.com>
Signed-off-by: Roland Dreier <roland at purestorage.com>
Signed-off-by: Nicholas Bellinger <nab at linux-iscsi.org>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>
 drivers/target/target_core_tmr.c |    6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/target/target_core_tmr.c b/drivers/target/target_core_tmr.c
index 84caf1b..eac70676 100644
--- a/drivers/target/target_core_tmr.c
+++ b/drivers/target/target_core_tmr.c
@@ -140,15 +140,15 @@ void core_tmr_abort_task(
 		printk("ABORT_TASK: Found referenced %s task_tag: %u\n",
 			se_cmd->se_tfo->get_fabric_name(), ref_tag);

-		spin_lock_irq(&se_cmd->t_state_lock);
+		spin_lock(&se_cmd->t_state_lock);
 		if (se_cmd->transport_state & CMD_T_COMPLETE) {
 			printk("ABORT_TASK: ref_tag: %u already complete, skipping\n", ref_tag);
-			spin_unlock_irq(&se_cmd->t_state_lock);
+			spin_unlock(&se_cmd->t_state_lock);
 			spin_unlock_irqrestore(&se_sess->sess_cmd_lock, flags);
 			goto out;
 		se_cmd->transport_state |= CMD_T_ABORTED;
-		spin_unlock_irq(&se_cmd->t_state_lock);
+		spin_unlock(&se_cmd->t_state_lock);


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