Intel SATA ICH5/5R 6300ESB support patches

Søren Schmidt sos at
Sun Apr 4 13:20:59 PDT 2004

Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <200404042002.i34K2nop038808 at>, Doug Ambrisko writes:
>>Søren Schmidt writes:
>>| > I put in a patch for geom for bio_taskqueue_remove.  Since ata code
>>| > schedules bio_task it need to be cancelled when we abort and call
>>| > biodone.  If we don't cancel this task then when the task is 
>>| > run later we get a double free in UMA since we have cleaned up
>>| > twice and called biodone twice for the same request.
> Sos@ forwarded that patch and it won't fly, it has no chance of
> working reliably on multi-cpu machines:
> There is no guarantee that the task is still on the queue by the
> time you try to remove it, and if is not, it is likely to be because
> another CPU is already waiting for a lock in the ata driver in the
> bio_taskqueue handler function, so we have no way to cancel that
> other CPU's activity.
> The correct solution is to not do the biodone when you cancel, but
> let the already scheduled bio_taskqueue event to do so.

Actually I've solved this very differently by now, the problem was the 
handling of the "in flight" request, that could cause bidone to be 
called twice (which is plain wrong)...


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