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From 6fe7dcf21ca411278dbccbbedd6ed65c9b8259f0 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jiri Kosina <>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 11:49:18 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] block/floppy: fix contended case in floppy_queue_rq()
commit 263c61581a38d0a5ad1f5f4a9143b27d68caeffd upstream.
Since the switch of floppy driver to blk-mq, the contended (fdc_busy) case
in floppy_queue_rq() is not handled correctly.
In case we reach floppy_queue_rq() with fdc_busy set (i.e. with the floppy
locked due to another request still being in-flight), we put the request
on the list of requests and return BLK_STS_OK to the block core, without
actually scheduling delayed work / doing further processing of the
request. This means that processing of this request is postponed until
another request comes and passess uncontended.
Which in some cases might actually never happen and we keep waiting
indefinitely. The simple testcase is
for i in `seq 1 2000`; do echo -en $i '\r'; blkid --info /dev/fd0 2> /dev/null; done
run in quemu. That reliably causes blkid eventually indefinitely hanging
in __floppy_read_block_0() waiting for completion, as the BIO callback
never happens, and no further IO is ever submitted on the (non-existent)
floppy device. This was observed reliably on qemu-emulated device.
Fix that by not queuing the request in the contended case, and return
BLK_STS_RESOURCE instead, so that blk core handles the request
rescheduling and let it pass properly non-contended later.
Fixes: a9f38e1dec107a ("floppy: convert to blk-mq")
Tested-by: Libor Pechacek <>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
diff --git a/drivers/block/floppy.c b/drivers/block/floppy.c
index 3cd4af25f5b3..580b5391705c 100644
--- a/drivers/block/floppy.c
+++ b/drivers/block/floppy.c
@@ -2902,17 +2902,17 @@ static blk_status_t floppy_queue_rq(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx,
(unsigned long long) current_req->cmd_flags))
- spin_lock_irq(&floppy_lock);
- list_add_tail(&bd->rq->queuelist, &floppy_reqs);
- spin_unlock_irq(&floppy_lock);
if (test_and_set_bit(0, &fdc_busy)) {
/* fdc busy, this new request will be treated when the
current one is done */
is_alive(__func__, "old request running");
- return BLK_STS_OK;
+ spin_lock_irq(&floppy_lock);
+ list_add_tail(&bd->rq->queuelist, &floppy_reqs);
+ spin_unlock_irq(&floppy_lock);
command_status = FD_COMMAND_NONE;
__reschedule_timeout(MAXTIMEOUT, "fd_request");