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Date:   Sat, 13 Feb 2021 09:46:41 +0100
From:   Hannes Reinecke <>
To:     Sagi Grimberg <>, Keith Busch <>
Cc:     Daniel Wagner <>,,, Christoph Hellwig <>,
        Jens Axboe <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] nvme-tcp: Check if request has started before processing

On 2/12/21 10:49 PM, Sagi Grimberg wrote:
>>>> blk_mq_tag_to_rq() will always return a request if the command_id is
>>>> in the valid range. Check if the request has been started. If we
>>>> blindly process the request we might double complete a request which
>>>> can be fatal.
>>> How did you get to this one? did the controller send a completion for
>>> a completed/bogus request?
>> If that is the case, then that must mean it's possible the driver could
>> have started the command id just before the bogus completion check. Data
>> iorruption, right?
> Yes, which is why I don't think this check is very useful..

I actually view that as a valid protection against spoofed frames.
Without it it's easy to crash the machine by injecting fake completions 
with random command ids.


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