[SCSI] Retry commands with UNIT_ATTENTION sense codes to fix ext3/ext4 I/O error
James Bottomley [Tue, 4 May 2010 20:51:40 +0000 (16:51 -0400)]
There's nastyness in the way we currently handle barriers (and
discards): They're effectively filesystem commands, but they get
processed as BLOCK_PC commands.  Unfortunately BLOCK_PC commands are
taken by SCSI to be SG_IO commands and the issuer expects to see and
handle any returned errors, however trivial.  This leads to a huge
problem, because the block layer doesn't expect this to happen and any
trivially retryable error on a barrier causes an immediate I/O error
to the filesystem.

The only real way to hack around this is to take the usual class of
offending errors (unit attentions) and make them all retryable in the
case of a REQ_HARDBARRIER.  A correct fix would involve a rework of
the entire block and SCSI submit system, and so is out of scope for a
quick fix.

Cc: Hannes Reinecke <hare@suse.de>
Cc: Stable Tree <stable@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@suse.de>

drivers/scsi/scsi_error.c

index d45c69c..7ad53fa 100644 (file)
@@ -302,7 +302,20 @@ static int scsi_check_sense(struct scsi_cmnd *scmd)
                if (scmd->device->allow_restart &&
                    (sshdr.asc == 0x04) && (sshdr.ascq == 0x02))
                        return FAILED;
-               return SUCCESS;
+
+               if (blk_barrier_rq(scmd->request))
+                       /*
+                        * barrier requests should always retry on UA
+                        * otherwise block will get a spurious error
+                        */
+                       return NEEDS_RETRY;
+               else
+                       /*
+                        * for normal (non barrier) commands, pass the
+                        * UA upwards for a determination in the
+                        * completion functions
+                        */
+                       return SUCCESS;
 
                /* these three are not supported */
        case COPY_ABORTED: