On 2018年04月10日 18:04, Ming Lei wrote:
On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 03:59:30PM +0800, jianchao.wang wrote:
Hi Bart

On 04/10/2018 09:34 AM, Bart Van Assche wrote:
If a completion occurs after blk_mq_rq_timed_out() has reset
rq->aborted_gstate and the request is again in flight when the timeout
expires then a request will be completed twice: a first time by the
timeout handler and a second time when the regular completion occurs
Would you please detail more here about why the request could be completed 
twice ?

Is it the scenario you described as below in 

The following race can occur between the code that resets the timer
and completion handling:
- The code that handles BLK_EH_RESET_TIMER resets aborted_gstate.
- A completion occurs and blk_mq_complete_request() calls
- The timeout code calls blk_add_timer() and that function sets the
   request deadline and adjusts the timer.
- __blk_mq_complete_request() frees the request tag.
- The timer fires and the timeout handler gets called for a freed
If yes, how does the timeout handler get the freed request when the tag has 
been freed ?
Thinking of this patch further.

The issue may not be a double completion issue, and it may be the
following behaviour which breaks NVMe or other drivers easily:

1) there is long delay(synchronize_rcu()) between setting rq->aborted_gstate
and handling the timeout by blk_mq_rq_timed_out().

2) during the long delay, the rq may be completed by hardware, then
if the following timeout is handled as BLK_EH_RESET_TIMER, it is
driver's bug, and driver's .timeout() may be confused about this
behaviour, I guess.

In theory this behaviour should exist in all these approaches,
but just easier to trigger if long delay is introduced before handling

Or think it as below?

                   C                           C                C
S                                   T F              E

Request life time line:
S: start
T: timed out
F: found (by timer), inflight but timed out because of a long delay
E: completed by timeout handler
C: regular completion

normal request completion time range: (S, T)
completion in (T, F) is fine since it's not inflight anymore
race window time range: (F, E)

if the delayed request is completed in (F, E) range then it could be completed
twice by the regular completion first and then the timeout handler.

Shan Hai

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