Warnings/hang during error handling of SATA disks on SAS controller

Bug #1768971 reported by dann frazier on 2018-05-03
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linux (Ubuntu)
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dann frazier
Bionic
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dann frazier

Bug Description

[Impact]
When a SATA device, attached to a SAS controller, begins generating errors (e.g. device failing, or someone yanked it), the SAS error handling will complete, but may leave zombie ATA commands that never get properly processed/freed. This can cause some ugly messages on the console, and eventually leads to a system hang-up.

    WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 28512 at drivers/ata/libata-eh.c:4037
    ata_eh_finish+0xb4/0xcc
    CPU: 0 PID: 28512 Comm: kworker/u32:2 Tainted: G W OE 4.14.0#1
    ......
    Call trace:
    [<ffff0000088b7bd0>] ata_eh_finish+0xb4/0xcc
    [<ffff0000088b8420>] ata_do_eh+0xc4/0xd8
    [<ffff0000088b8478>] ata_std_error_handler+0x44/0x8c
    [<ffff0000088b8068>] ata_scsi_port_error_handler+0x480/0x694
    [<ffff000008875fc4>] async_sas_ata_eh+0x4c/0x80
    [<ffff0000080f6be8>] async_run_entry_fn+0x4c/0x170
    [<ffff0000080ebd70>] process_one_work+0x144/0x390
    [<ffff0000080ec100>] worker_thread+0x144/0x418
    [<ffff0000080f2c98>] kthread+0x10c/0x138
    [<ffff0000080855dc>] ret_from_fork+0x10/0x18

[Test Case]
I don't have a reliable reproducer for this, but one possible test is to yank an active/hotpluggable SATA disk from its controller and see if the above symptoms occur.

[Fix]
The solution here is to call into libata to have it process the remaining commands, allowing us to free up the zombie commands, preventing the leak and eventual starvation.

[Regression Risk]
This is a clean cherry-pick from upstream, so any regressions should have upstream support. As of this writing, there are no changesets in linux-next marked as Fixing this commit, implying that upstream has not yet found/fixed any bugs related to it.

CVE References

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. While running an Ubuntu kernel (not a mainline or third-party kernel) please enter the following command in a terminal window:

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
dann frazier (dannf) on 2018-05-03
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → dann frazier (dannf)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → dann frazier (dannf)
dann frazier (dannf) on 2018-05-08
description: updated
Stefan Bader (smb) on 2018-05-23
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-bionic' to 'verification-done-bionic'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-bionic' to 'verification-failed-bionic'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-bionic
dann frazier (dannf) wrote :

Smoke tested on HiSilicon D05 & D06 systems (I don't have physical access to yank disks).

tags: added: verification-done-bionic
removed: verification-needed-bionic
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.15.0-23.25

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linux (4.15.0-23.25) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-23.25 -proposed tracker (LP: #1772927)

  * arm64 SDEI support needs trampoline code for KPTI (LP: #1768630)
    - arm64: mmu: add the entry trampolines start/end section markers into
      sections.h
    - arm64: sdei: Add trampoline code for remapping the kernel

  * Some PCIe errors not surfaced through rasdaemon (LP: #1769730)
    - ACPI: APEI: handle PCIe AER errors in separate function
    - ACPI: APEI: call into AER handling regardless of severity

  * qla2xxx: Fix page fault at kmem_cache_alloc_node() (LP: #1770003)
    - scsi: qla2xxx: Fix session cleanup for N2N
    - scsi: qla2xxx: Remove unused argument from qlt_schedule_sess_for_deletion()
    - scsi: qla2xxx: Serialize session deletion by using work_lock
    - scsi: qla2xxx: Serialize session free in qlt_free_session_done
    - scsi: qla2xxx: Don't call dma_free_coherent with IRQ disabled.
    - scsi: qla2xxx: Fix warning in qla2x00_async_iocb_timeout()
    - scsi: qla2xxx: Prevent relogin trigger from sending too many commands
    - scsi: qla2xxx: Fix double free bug after firmware timeout
    - scsi: qla2xxx: Fixup locking for session deletion

  * Several hisi_sas bug fixes (LP: #1768974)
    - scsi: hisi_sas: dt-bindings: add an property of signal attenuation
    - scsi: hisi_sas: support the property of signal attenuation for v2 hw
    - scsi: hisi_sas: fix the issue of link rate inconsistency
    - scsi: hisi_sas: fix the issue of setting linkrate register
    - scsi: hisi_sas: increase timer expire of internal abort task
    - scsi: hisi_sas: remove unused variable hisi_sas_devices.running_req
    - scsi: hisi_sas: fix return value of hisi_sas_task_prep()
    - scsi: hisi_sas: Code cleanup and minor bug fixes

  * [bionic] machine stuck and bonding not working well when nvmet_rdma module
    is loaded (LP: #1764982)
    - nvmet-rdma: Don't flush system_wq by default during remove_one
    - nvme-rdma: Don't flush delete_wq by default during remove_one

  * Warnings/hang during error handling of SATA disks on SAS controller
    (LP: #1768971)
    - scsi: libsas: defer ata device eh commands to libata

  * Hotplugging a SATA disk into a SAS controller may cause crash (LP: #1768948)
    - ata: do not schedule hot plug if it is a sas host

  * ISST-LTE:pKVM:Ubuntu1804: rcu_sched self-detected stall on CPU follow by CPU
    ATTEMPT TO RE-ENTER FIRMWARE! (LP: #1767927)
    - powerpc/powernv: Handle unknown OPAL errors in opal_nvram_write()
    - powerpc/64s: return more carefully from sreset NMI
    - powerpc/64s: sreset panic if there is no debugger or crash dump handlers

  * fsnotify: Fix fsnotify_mark_connector race (LP: #1765564)
    - fsnotify: Fix fsnotify_mark_connector race

  * Hang on network interface removal in Xen virtual machine (LP: #1771620)
    - xen-netfront: Fix hang on device removal

  * HiSilicon HNS NIC names are truncated in /proc/interrupts (LP: #1765977)
    - net: hns: Avoid action name truncation

  * Ubuntu 18.04 kernel crashed while in degraded mode (LP: #1770849)
    - SAUCE: powerpc/perf: Fix memory allocation for...

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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