[PATCH 3.13 092/105] um: ubd: Fix for processes stuck in D state forever

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Mon Oct 27 18:57:07 UTC 2014 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Thorsten Knabe <linux at thorsten-knabe.de>

commit 2a2361228c5e6d8c1733f00653481de918598e50 upstream.

Starting with Linux 3.12 processes get stuck in D state forever in
UserModeLinux under sync heavy workloads. This bug was introduced by
commit 805f11a0d5 (um: ubd: Add REQ_FLUSH suppport).
Fix bug by adding a check if FLUSH request was successfully submitted to
the I/O thread and keeping the FLUSH request on the request queue on
submission failures.

Fixes: 805f11a0d5 (um: ubd: Add REQ_FLUSH suppport)
Signed-off-by: Thorsten Knabe <linux at thorsten-knabe.de>
Signed-off-by: Richard Weinberger <richard at nod.at>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 arch/um/drivers/ubd_kern.c | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/um/drivers/ubd_kern.c b/arch/um/drivers/ubd_kern.c
index 3716e69..e8ab93c 100644
--- a/arch/um/drivers/ubd_kern.c
+++ b/arch/um/drivers/ubd_kern.c
@@ -1277,7 +1277,7 @@ static void do_ubd_request(struct request_queue *q)
 		struct ubd *dev = q->queuedata;
-		if(dev->end_sg == 0){
+		if(dev->request == NULL){
 			struct request *req = blk_fetch_request(q);
 			if(req == NULL)
@@ -1299,7 +1299,8 @@ static void do_ubd_request(struct request_queue *q)
 			prepare_flush_request(req, io_req);
-			submit_request(io_req, dev);
+			if (submit_request(io_req, dev) == false)
+				return;
 		while(dev->start_sg < dev->end_sg){

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