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Mike Snitzer 05-01-2012 05:52 PM

dm mpath: only try to load the scsi_dh module if the scsi_dh doesn't exist
 
There have been reports of multipath table loads hanging due to
__request_module hanging (for some unknown reason).

More often than not, the scsi_dh is already available and there is no
need to request_module().

Reported-by: Ben Marzinski <bmarzins@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Mike Snitzer <snitzer@redhat.com>
---
drivers/md/dm-mpath.c | 4 ++--
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c b/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c
index 922a338..754f38f 100644
--- a/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c
+++ b/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c
@@ -718,8 +718,8 @@ static int parse_hw_handler(struct dm_arg_set *as, struct multipath *m)
return 0;

m->hw_handler_name = kstrdup(dm_shift_arg(as), GFP_KERNEL);
- request_module("scsi_dh_%s", m->hw_handler_name);
- if (scsi_dh_handler_exist(m->hw_handler_name) == 0) {
+ if (!try_then_request_module(scsi_dh_handler_exist(m->hw_handler_name),
+ "scsi_dh_%s", m->hw_handler_name)) {
ti->error = "unknown hardware handler type";
ret = -EINVAL;
goto fail;
--
1.7.1

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