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authorDavid Jeffery <>2017-08-28 10:52:44 -0600
committerJens Axboe <>2017-08-28 10:52:44 -0600
commite9a823fb34a8b0fcba6e112aa1003258a1a5af50 (patch)
treedd6507e25c254a6aa569b0f5c5451bba04b415d4 /block/elevator.c
parent235f8da119351ae583abfbbf577eb61a8b564203 (diff)
block: fix warning when I/O elevator is changed as request_queue is being removed
There is a race between changing I/O elevator and request_queue removal which can trigger the warning in kobject_add_internal. A program can use sysfs to request a change of elevator at the same time another task is unregistering the request_queue the elevator would be attached to. The elevator's kobject will then attempt to be connected to the request_queue in the object tree when the request_queue has just been removed from sysfs. This triggers the warning in kobject_add_internal as the request_queue no longer has a sysfs directory: kobject_add_internal failed for iosched (error: -2 parent: queue) ------------[ cut here ]------------ WARNING: CPU: 3 PID: 14075 at lib/kobject.c:244 kobject_add_internal+0x103/0x2d0 To fix this warning, we can check the QUEUE_FLAG_REGISTERED flag when changing the elevator and use the request_queue's sysfs_lock to serialize between clearing the flag and the elevator testing the flag. Signed-off-by: David Jeffery <> Tested-by: Ming Lei <> Reviewed-by: Ming Lei <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
Diffstat (limited to 'block/elevator.c')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/block/elevator.c b/block/elevator.c
index 4bb2f0c..153926a 100644
--- a/block/elevator.c
+++ b/block/elevator.c
@@ -1055,6 +1055,10 @@ static int __elevator_change(struct request_queue *q, const char *name)
char elevator_name[ELV_NAME_MAX];
struct elevator_type *e;
+ /* Make sure queue is not in the middle of being removed */
+ if (!test_bit(QUEUE_FLAG_REGISTERED, &q->queue_flags))
+ return -ENOENT;
* Special case for mq, turn off scheduling