[PATCH 3.16.y-ckt 118/183] dm io: reject unsupported DISCARD requests with EOPNOTSUPP

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Fri Mar 6 09:56:49 UTC 2015

3.16.7-ckt8 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong at oracle.com>

commit 37527b869207ad4c208b1e13967d69b8bba1fbf9 upstream.

I created a dm-raid1 device backed by a device that supports DISCARD
and another device that does NOT support DISCARD with the following
dm configuration:

 #  echo '0 2048 mirror core 1 512 2 /dev/sda 0 /dev/sdb 0' | dmsetup create moo
 # lsblk -D
 sda                 0        4K       1G         0
 `-moo (dm-0)        0        4K       1G         0
 sdb                 0        0B       0B         0
 `-moo (dm-0)        0        4K       1G         0

Notice that the mirror device /dev/mapper/moo advertises DISCARD
support even though one of the mirror halves doesn't.

If I issue a DISCARD request (via fstrim, mount -o discard, or ioctl
BLKDISCARD) through the mirror, kmirrord gets stuck in an infinite
loop in do_region() when it tries to issue a DISCARD request to sdb.
The problem is that when we call do_region() against sdb, num_sectors
is set to zero because q->limits.max_discard_sectors is zero.
Therefore, "remaining" never decreases and the loop never terminates.

To fix this: before entering the loop, check for the combination of
REQ_DISCARD and no discard and return -EOPNOTSUPP to avoid hanging up
the mirror device.

This bug was found by the unfortunate coincidence of pvmove and a
discard operation in the RHEL 6.5 kernel; upstream is also affected.

Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong at oracle.com>
Acked-by: "Martin K. Petersen" <martin.petersen at oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: Mike Snitzer <snitzer at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 drivers/md/dm-io.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-io.c b/drivers/md/dm-io.c
index db404a0f7e2c..d2a8d64f8526 100644
--- a/drivers/md/dm-io.c
+++ b/drivers/md/dm-io.c
@@ -292,6 +292,12 @@ static void do_region(int rw, unsigned region, struct dm_io_region *where,
 	unsigned short logical_block_size = queue_logical_block_size(q);
 	sector_t num_sectors;
+	/* Reject unsupported discard requests */
+	if ((rw & REQ_DISCARD) && !blk_queue_discard(q)) {
+		dec_count(io, region, -EOPNOTSUPP);
+		return;
+	}
 	 * where->count may be zero if rw holds a flush and we need to
 	 * send a zero-sized flush.

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