[SRU][Cosmic][Bionic][Xenial][PATCH 0/1] Fixes for LP1801686

Frank Heimes frank.heimes at canonical.com
Mon Nov 5 18:21:41 UTC 2018

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1801686

== SRU Justification ==

Description: qdio: reset old sbal_state flags

   af_iucv socket using HiperSockets may stall.
   When allocating a new AOB fails, handle_outbound() is
still capable of transmitting the selected buffer
(just without async completion).
But if a previous transfer on this queue slot used
async completion, its sbal_state flags field is still set
So when the upper layer driver sees this stale flag, it
expects an async completion that never happens.
   Unconditionally clear the buffer's flags field.

== Fix ==

64e03ff72623b8c2ea89ca3cb660094e019ed4ae ("s390/qdio: reset old sbal_state

== Regression Potential ==

Low, because:
- s390x only
- further limited to qeth driver (OSA Express networking)
- changes are limited to two files and 6 lines
   - arch/s390/include/asm/qdio.h b/arch/s390/include/asm/qdio.h
   - drivers/s390/cio/qdio_main.c b/drivers/s390/cio/qdio_main.c
- error was identified at IBM/customer, fix was created there and tested
- (changes are upstream in 4.20 (according to bug description,
   but in 4.19 according to 'git tag'),
   hence will make it automatically into 'disco')

== Test Case ==

Test case / reproduction:
Error inject and then simulate out-of-memory situation.
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