[3.19.y-ckt stable] Patch "aacraid: Relinquish CPU during timeout wait" has been added to the 3.19.y-ckt tree

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Wed Jul 6 21:00:19 UTC 2016

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

    aacraid: Relinquish CPU during timeout wait

to the linux-3.19.y-queue branch of the 3.19.y-ckt extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.19.8-ckt23.

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

For more information about the 3.19.y-ckt tree, see



>From 36ee23494cc000043e5caad7f9acf26126186cf5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Raghava Aditya Renukunta <RaghavaAditya.Renukunta at microsemi.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:31:26 -0700
Subject: aacraid: Relinquish CPU during timeout wait

commit 07beca2be24cc710461c0b131832524c9ee08910 upstream.

aac_fib_send has a special function case for initial commands during
driver initialization using wait < 0(pseudo sync mode). In this case,
the command does not sleep but rather spins checking for timeout.This
loop is calls cpu_relax() in an attempt to allow other processes/threads
to use the CPU, but this function does not relinquish the CPU and so the
command will hog the processor. This was observed in a KDUMP
"crashkernel" and that prevented the "command thread" (which is
responsible for completing the command from being timed out) from
starting because it could not get the CPU.

Fixed by replacing "cpu_relax()" call with "schedule()"
Signed-off-by: Raghava Aditya Renukunta <RaghavaAditya.Renukunta at microsemi.com>
Reviewed-by: Johannes Thumshirn <jthumshirn at suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Martin K. Petersen <martin.petersen at oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/scsi/aacraid/commsup.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/scsi/aacraid/commsup.c b/drivers/scsi/aacraid/commsup.c
index 6b32ddc..06f73d2 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/aacraid/commsup.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/aacraid/commsup.c
@@ -590,10 +590,10 @@ int aac_fib_send(u16 command, struct fib *fibptr, unsigned long size,
 					return -EFAULT;
-				/* We used to udelay() here but that absorbed
-				 * a CPU when a timeout occured. Not very
-				 * useful. */
-				cpu_relax();
+				/*
+				 * Allow other processes / CPUS to use core
+				 */
+				schedule();
 		} else if (down_interruptible(&fibptr->event_wait)) {
 			/* Do nothing ... satisfy

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