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Date:	Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:16:36 +0200
From:	Richard Weinberger <>
To:	KY Srinivasan <>
Cc:	Christoph Hellwig <>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/8] Drivers: scsi: storvsc: Implement an abort handler

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:33 PM, Richard Weinberger
<> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 8:51 PM, KY Srinivasan <> wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Christoph Hellwig []
>>> Sent: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:44 AM
>>> To: KY Srinivasan
>>> Cc:;;
>>> Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/8] Drivers: scsi: storvsc: Implement an abort handler
>>> On Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 05:46:50PM -0700, K. Y. Srinivasan wrote:
>>> > Implement a simple abort handler. The host does not support "Abort";
>>> > just ensure that all inflight I/Os have been accounted for.
>>> The abort handler should abort a single command, not wait for all of them.
>>> What issue do you see that this tries to address?
>> On Azure, we sometimes have unbounded I/O latencies and some distributions (such as SLES12) based on recent kernels are invoking
>> the "Abort Handler". Unfortunately, our scsi emulation on the host does not support aborting a command.
>> The issue I have seen is that the upper level scsi code attempts error recovery when the command times out and finally frees up the command.
>> The host subsequently responds to the command that has timed out and since the memory has been freed up, we end up touching freed memory
>> in this driver. Since the host is also doing error recovery, by just delaying the error handler in the guest until we can account for all the in-flight commands,
>> we can get around the problem.
> I see strange issues in Azure and maybe they are related to this.
> Some Linux machines crash in a way that no disk IO is possible (thus,
> no SSH for me) but they still respond to
> ping. It happens rather seldom (every few weeks).
> Do you see similar symptoms?


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