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Date:   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:30:24 -0700
From:   Luis Chamberlain <>
        Luis Chamberlain <>
Subject: [PATCH 5/9] xen-blkfront: add error handling support for add_disk()

We never checked for errors on device_add_disk() as this function
returned void. Now that this is fixed, use the shiny new error
handling. The function xlvbd_alloc_gendisk() typically does the
unwinding on error on allocating the disk and creating the tag,
but since all that error handling was stuffed inside
xlvbd_alloc_gendisk() we must repeat the tag free'ing as well.

We set the info->rq to NULL to ensure blkif_free() doesn't crash
on blk_mq_stop_hw_queues() on device_add_disk() error as the queue
will be long gone by then.

Reviewed-by: Juergen Gross <>
Signed-off-by: Luis Chamberlain <>
 drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c | 8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
index df0deb927760..8e3983e456f3 100644
--- a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
+++ b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
@@ -2386,7 +2386,13 @@ static void blkfront_connect(struct blkfront_info *info)
 	for_each_rinfo(info, rinfo, i)
-	device_add_disk(&info->xbdev->dev, info->gd, NULL);
+	err = device_add_disk(&info->xbdev->dev, info->gd, NULL);
+	if (err) {
+		blk_cleanup_disk(info->gd);
+		blk_mq_free_tag_set(&info->tag_set);
+		info->rq = NULL;
+		goto fail;
+	}
 	info->is_ready = 1;

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