Re: [PATCH] 2.5.30 IDE 113

From: Jens Axboe (
Date: Tue Aug 06 2002 - 05:44:14 EST

On Tue, Aug 06 2002, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
> > After all ide_raw_taskfile only gets used for REQ_SPECIAL request
> > types. This does *not* contain normal data request from block IO.
> > As of master slave issues - well we have the data pre allocated per
> > device not per channel! If q->request_fn would properly return the
> > error count instead of void, we could even get rid ot the
> > checking for rq->errors after finishment... But well that's
> > entierly different story.
> For example do_cmd_ioctl() invokes ide_raw_taskfile, without any locking.
> Two programs, both issuing HDIO_DRIVE_CMD at same time, will compete
> over one drive->srequest struct: you'll get same drive->srequest structure
> submitted twice to blk_insert_request (hm, Jens, will this trigger
> BUG, or will this just damage request list?).

Just silently damage request list. We _could_ easily add code to detect
this, but it's not been a problem in the past so not worth looking for.

AFAICS, Petr is completely right wrt this race.

Jens Axboe

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