cciss: fix lost command issue
Bud Brown [Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:47:11 +0000 (20:47 +0100)]
Under certain workloads a command may seem to get lost. IOW, the Smart Array
thinks all commands have been completed but we still have commands in our
completion queue. This may lead to system instability, filesystems going
read-only, or even panics depending on the affected filesystem. We add an
extra read to force the write to complete.

Testing shows this extra read avoids the problem.

Signed-off-by: Mike Miller <mike.miller@hp.com>
Cc: stable@kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>

drivers/block/cciss.h

index 579f749..554bbd9 100644 (file)
@@ -222,6 +222,7 @@ static void SA5_submit_command( ctlr_info_t *h, CommandList_struct *c)
                        h->ctlr, c->busaddr);
 #endif /* CCISS_DEBUG */
          writel(c->busaddr, h->vaddr + SA5_REQUEST_PORT_OFFSET);
+       readl(h->vaddr + SA5_REQUEST_PORT_OFFSET);
         h->commands_outstanding++;
         if ( h->commands_outstanding > h->max_outstanding)
                h->max_outstanding = h->commands_outstanding;