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Date:   Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:32:32 +0300
From:   Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
To:     Shaohua Li <>, Neil Brown <>
Subject: [PATCH] md/raid5: limit request size according to implementation

Current implementation employ 16bit counter of active stripes in lower
bits of bio->bi_phys_segments. If request is big enough to overflow
this counter bio will be completed and freed too early.

Fortunately this not happens in default configuration because several
other limits prevent that: stripe_cache_size * nr_disks effectively
limits count of active stripes. And small max_sectors_kb at lower
disks prevent that during normal read/write operations.

Overflow easily happens in discard if it's enabled by module parameter
"devices_handle_discard_safely" and stripe_cache_size is set big enough.

This patch limits requests size with 256Mb - 8Kb to prevent overflows.

Signed-off-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
Cc: Shaohua Li <>
Cc: Neil Brown <>
 drivers/md/raid5.c |    9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/md/raid5.c b/drivers/md/raid5.c
index 92ac251e91e6..cce6057b9aca 100644
--- a/drivers/md/raid5.c
+++ b/drivers/md/raid5.c
@@ -6984,6 +6984,15 @@ static int raid5_run(struct mddev *mddev)
 			stripe = (stripe | (stripe-1)) + 1;
 		mddev->queue->limits.discard_alignment = stripe;
 		mddev->queue->limits.discard_granularity = stripe;
+		/*
+		 * We use 16-bit counter of active stripes in bi_phys_segments
+		 * (minus one for over-loaded initialization)
+		 */
+		blk_queue_max_hw_sectors(mddev->queue, 0xfffe * STRIPE_SECTORS);
+		blk_queue_max_discard_sectors(mddev->queue,
+					      0xfffe * STRIPE_SECTORS);
 		 * unaligned part of discard request will be ignored, so can't
 		 * guarantee discard_zeroes_data

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