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block: don't call elevator callbacks for plug merges
Plug merge calls two elevator callbacks outside queue lock - elevator_allow_merge_fn() and elevator_bio_merged_fn(). Although attempt_plug_merge() suggests that elevator is guaranteed to be there through the existing request on the plug list, nothing prevents plug merge from calling into dying or initializing elevator. For regular merges, bypass ensures elvpriv count to reach zero, which in turn prevents merges as all !ELVPRIV requests get REQ_SOFTBARRIER from forced back insertion. Plug merge doesn't check ELVPRIV, and, as the requests haven't gone through elevator insertion yet, it doesn't have SOFTBARRIER set allowing merges on a bypassed queue. This, for example, leads to the following crash during elevator switch. BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000008 IP: [<ffffffff813b34e9>] cfq_allow_merge+0x49/0xa0 PGD 112cbc067 PUD 115d5c067 PMD 0 Oops: 0000 [#1] PREEMPT SMP CPU 1 Modules linked in: deadline_iosched Pid: 819, comm: dd Not tainted 3.3.0-rc2-work+ #76 Bochs Bochs RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff813b34e9>] [<ffffffff813b34e9>] cfq_allow_merge+0x49/0xa0 RSP: 0018:ffff8801143a38f8 EFLAGS: 00010297 RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff88011817ce28 RCX: ffff880116eb6cc0 RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffff880118056e20 RDI: ffff8801199512f8 RBP: ffff8801143a3908 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000000 R10: 0000000000000001 R11: 0000000000000000 R12: ffff880118195708 R13: ffff880118052aa0 R14: ffff8801143a3d50 R15: ffff880118195708 FS: 00007f19f82cb700(0000) GS:ffff88011fc80000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000 CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 000000008005003b CR2: 0000000000000008 CR3: 0000000112c6a000 CR4: 00000000000006e0 DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000 DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400 Process dd (pid: 819, threadinfo ffff8801143a2000, task ffff880116eb6cc0) Stack: ffff88011817ce28 ffff880118195708 ffff8801143a3928 ffffffff81391bba ffff88011817ce28 ffff880118195708 ffff8801143a3948 ffffffff81391bf1 ffff88011817ce28 0000000000000000 ffff8801143a39a8 ffffffff81398e3e Call Trace: [<ffffffff81391bba>] elv_rq_merge_ok+0x4a/0x60 [<ffffffff81391bf1>] elv_try_merge+0x21/0x40 [<ffffffff81398e3e>] blk_queue_bio+0x8e/0x390 [<ffffffff81396a5a>] generic_make_request+0xca/0x100 [<ffffffff81396b04>] submit_bio+0x74/0x100 [<ffffffff811d45c2>] __blockdev_direct_IO+0x1ce2/0x3450 [<ffffffff811d0dc7>] blkdev_direct_IO+0x57/0x60 [<ffffffff811460b5>] generic_file_aio_read+0x6d5/0x760 [<ffffffff811986b2>] do_sync_read+0xe2/0x120 [<ffffffff81199345>] vfs_read+0xc5/0x180 [<ffffffff81199501>] sys_read+0x51/0x90 [<ffffffff81aeac12>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b There are multiple ways to fix this including making plug merge check ELVPRIV; however, * Calling into elevator outside queue lock is confusing and error-prone. * Requests on plug list aren't known to the elevator. They aren't on the elevator yet, so there's no elevator specific state to update. * Given the nature of plug merges - collecting bio's for the same purpose from the same issuer - elevator specific restrictions aren't applicable. So, simply don't call into elevator methods from plug merge by moving elv_bio_merged() from bio_attempt_*_merge() to blk_queue_bio(), and using blk_try_merge() in attempt_plug_merge(). This is based on Jens' patch to skip elevator_allow_merge_fn() from plug merge. Note that this makes per-cgroup merged stats skip plug merging. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <firstname.lastname@example.org> LKML-Reference: <4F16F3CA.email@example.com> Original-patch-by: Jens Axboe <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <email@example.com>
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