Re: [PATCH 0/1] aoe: ensure we initialise the request_queue correctly

From: Ed Cashin
Date: Mon Aug 24 2009 - 10:28:26 EST

On Fri Aug 21 12:41:59 EDT 2009, apw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> We have been seeing oopses in very recent kernels when using the AOE driver.
> When attempting to mount remote devices we get a warning from the kobject
> layer:
> [ 2645.959090] kobject '<NULL>' (ffff880059ca22c0): tried to add
> an uninitialized object, something is seriously wrong.
> Looking at the driver it seems to have always had an embedded request_queue
> and it is this that is throwing the error. It appears the intent is
> tha these would be allocated and released using helpers, and the lack of
> these leaves the object uninitialised and throws the error. It is unclear
> how this could ever have worked.

This aoe driver does not handle I/O requests but provides its own
make_request function to blk_queue_make_request and handles bios

The reason I was interested in a git bisect is that I suspect that
before nobody was interested in the request_queue in the aoe driver
until recent changes to kobject code. A couple people have indicated
that they'd be doing such a git bisect, so if anybody has done that,
please Cc me.

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