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From: Maurizio Lombardi <>
To: Mike Christie <>,
	"Martin K. Petersen" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] target: iscsi: fix a race condition when aborting a task
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 14:58:42 +0000
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In-Reply-To: <>

Dne 11. 11. 20 v 3:16 Mike Christie napsal(a):
> Hey, I tested this out and I do not think this will happen. We will get stuck waiting on the TMF completion for the affected cmd/cmds.
> In conn_cmd_list we would have [CMD1 -> ABORT TMF]. Those cmds get moved to the tmp list. It might happen where CMD1's CMD_T_ABORTED bit is set, and iscsit_release_commands_from_conn will would put it back onto the conn_cmd_list. But then it will see the ABORT on the list. We will then wait on the ABORT in:
> iscsit_release_commands_from_conn -> iscsit_free_cmd -> transport_generic_free_cmd.

Hi Mike,

I'm not sure if I understood this part.

The commands are moved to the tmp_list;
we check for CMD_T_ABORTED and eventually move the commands from tmp_list back to conn_cmd_list
because it's the abort task the one that should do the cleanup.

iscsit_release_commands_from_conn() then scans the tmp_list and calls iscsit_free_cmd()... but not against
those commands with CMD_T_ABORTED flag set because we just moved them back to conn_cmd_list
and aren't linked to tmp_list anymore.

Am I missing something?


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Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-07 14:53 [PATCH 0/2] fix race conditions with task aborts Maurizio Lombardi
2020-10-07 14:53 ` [PATCH 1/2] target: iscsi: prevent a race condition in iscsit_unmap_cmd() Maurizio Lombardi
2020-10-08  2:15   ` Bart Van Assche
2020-10-08  9:42     ` Maurizio Lombardi
2020-10-07 14:53 ` [PATCH 2/2] target: iscsi: fix a race condition when aborting a task Maurizio Lombardi
2020-10-22  2:42   ` Mike Christie
2020-10-27 13:49     ` Maurizio Lombardi
2020-10-27 17:54       ` Mike Christie
2020-10-27 20:03         ` Michael Christie
2020-10-28 17:09           ` Maurizio Lombardi
2020-10-28 20:37             ` Mike Christie
2020-11-10 21:29               ` Maurizio Lombardi
2020-11-10 23:08                 ` Mike Christie
2020-11-11  2:16             ` Mike Christie
2020-11-11 14:58               ` Maurizio Lombardi [this message]
2020-11-11 15:37                 ` Michael Christie
2020-11-11 15:48                   ` Maurizio Lombardi

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