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Old 09-17-2010, 02:58 PM
Ryan Harper
 
Default virtio-blk: put request that was created to retrieve the device id

* Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> [2010-09-09 16:18]:
> On Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 05:00:42PM -0400, Mike Snitzer wrote:
> > diff --git a/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c b/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
> > index 1260628..831e75c 100644
> > --- a/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
> > +++ b/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
> > @@ -199,6 +199,7 @@ static int virtblk_get_id(struct gendisk *disk, char *id_str)
> > struct virtio_blk *vblk = disk->private_data;
> > struct request *req;
> > struct bio *bio;
> > + int err;
> >
> > bio = bio_map_kern(vblk->disk->queue, id_str, VIRTIO_BLK_ID_BYTES,
> > GFP_KERNEL);
> > @@ -212,7 +213,10 @@ static int virtblk_get_id(struct gendisk *disk, char *id_str)
> > }
> >
> > req->cmd_type = REQ_TYPE_SPECIAL;
> > - return blk_execute_rq(vblk->disk->queue, vblk->disk, req, false);
> > + err = blk_execute_rq(vblk->disk->queue, vblk->disk, req, false);
> > + blk_put_request(req);
>
> This looks correct as far as the request is concerned, but we're still
> leaking the bio.

Since __bio_map_kern() sets up bio->bi_end_io = bio_map_kern_endio
(which does a bio_put(bio)) doesn't that ensure we don't leak?

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Old 10-09-2010, 01:41 AM
Rusty Russell
 
Default virtio-blk: put request that was created to retrieve the device id

On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 06:30:42 am Mike Snitzer wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 09 2010 at 4:30pm -0400,
> Ryan Harper <ryanh@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> > * Mike Snitzer <snitzer@redhat.com> [2010-09-09 15:15]:
> > > On Thu, Sep 09 2010 at 3:43pm -0400,
> > > Mike Snitzer <snitzer@redhat.com> wrote:
> > > # while true ; do cat /sys/block/vda/queue/nr_requests_used && cat /sys/block/vda/serial && date && sleep 1 ; done
> > > 10
> > > Thu Sep 9 16:04:40 EDT 2010
> > > 11
...
> > The qemu on the host isn't new enough to handle the request. This
> > serial attribute should have had a feature bit with it (it did at one
> > point in one of the previous forms of the virtio-blk serial patch
> > series, but it isn't present now) so we don't expose the attribute
> > unless backend can handle the request type.
>
> Be that as it may, it doesn't change the fact that the request created
> in virtblk_get_id (via blk_make_request) isn't being properly cleaned
> up.

Thanks for re-sending Mike.

This patch confused me at first, but it's correct. Took me a few
minutes of checking though.

For those not familiar with the block layer, here are the key points:

1) blk_execute_rq waits for the request to finish.
2) blk_execute_rq grabs its own reference to the req.
3) Once qemu finishes with it and sends an interrupt blk_done()
releases that reference via __blk_end_request_all()
4) As caller of blk_make_request, it is our responsibility to
free it after it's finished, ie. after blk_execute_rq.

> This patch fixes the issue for me; Rusty and/or Christoph please
> review/advise.

Thanks, applied, and CC'd stable@kernel.org (it's in 2.6.35 as well).

From: Mike Snitzer <snitzer@redhat.com>
Subject: virtio-blk: fix request leak.

Must drop reference taken by blk_make_request().

Signed-off-by: Mike Snitzer <snitzer@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Cc: stable@kernel.org # .35.x
---
drivers/block/virtio_blk.c | 6 +++++-
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c b/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
index 1260628..831e75c 100644
--- a/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
+++ b/drivers/block/virtio_blk.c
@@ -199,6 +199,7 @@ static int virtblk_get_id(struct gendisk *disk, char *id_str)
struct virtio_blk *vblk = disk->private_data;
struct request *req;
struct bio *bio;
+ int err;

bio = bio_map_kern(vblk->disk->queue, id_str, VIRTIO_BLK_ID_BYTES,
GFP_KERNEL);
@@ -212,7 +213,10 @@ static int virtblk_get_id(struct gendisk *disk, char *id_str)
}

req->cmd_type = REQ_TYPE_SPECIAL;
- return blk_execute_rq(vblk->disk->queue, vblk->disk, req, false);
+ err = blk_execute_rq(vblk->disk->queue, vblk->disk, req, false);
+ blk_put_request(req);
+
+ return err;
}

static int virtblk_locked_ioctl(struct block_device *bdev, fmode_t mode,

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