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authorLars Ellenberg <>2013-01-21 15:43:41 +0100
committerPhilipp Reisner <>2013-01-21 22:58:36 +0100
commit2681f7f6ce6c7416eb619d0fb19422bcc68bd9e1 (patch)
parentd2ec180c23a5a1bfe34d8638b0342a47c00cf70f (diff)
drbd: fix potential protocol error and resulting disconnect/reconnect
When we notice a disk failure on the receiving side, we stop sending it new incoming writes. Depending on exact timing of various events, the same transfer log epoch could end up containing both replicated (before we noticed the failure) and local-only requests (after we noticed the failure). The sanity checks in tl_release(), called when receiving a P_BARRIER_ACK, check that the ack'ed transfer log epoch matches the expected epoch, and the number of contained writes matches the number of ack'ed writes. In this case, they counted both replicated and local-only writes, but the peer only acknowledges those it has seen. We get a mismatch, resulting in a protocol error and disconnect/reconnect cycle. Messages logged are "BAD! BarrierAck #%u received with n_writes=%u, expected n_writes=%u!\n" A similar issue can also be triggered when starting a resync while having a healthy replication link, by invalidating one side, forcing a full sync, or attaching to a diskless node. Fix this by closing the current epoch if the state changes in a way that would cause the replication intent of the next write. Epochs now contain either only non-replicated, or only replicated writes. Signed-off-by: Philipp Reisner <> Signed-off-by: Lars Ellenberg <>
3 files changed, 9 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_req.c b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_req.c
index f58a4a4b4dfb..2b8303ad63c9 100644
--- a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_req.c
+++ b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_req.c
@@ -168,7 +168,7 @@ static void wake_all_senders(struct drbd_tconn *tconn) {
/* must hold resource->req_lock */
-static void start_new_tl_epoch(struct drbd_tconn *tconn)
+void start_new_tl_epoch(struct drbd_tconn *tconn)
/* no point closing an epoch, if it is empty, anyways. */
if (tconn->current_tle_writes == 0)
diff --git a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_req.h b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_req.h
index 016de6b8bb57..c08d22964d06 100644
--- a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_req.h
+++ b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_req.h
@@ -267,6 +267,7 @@ struct bio_and_error {
int error;
+extern void start_new_tl_epoch(struct drbd_tconn *tconn);
extern void drbd_req_destroy(struct kref *kref);
extern void _req_may_be_done(struct drbd_request *req,
struct bio_and_error *m);
diff --git a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_state.c b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_state.c
index 53bf6182bac4..0fe220cfb9e9 100644
--- a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_state.c
+++ b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_state.c
@@ -931,6 +931,7 @@ __drbd_set_state(struct drbd_conf *mdev, union drbd_state ns,
enum drbd_state_rv rv = SS_SUCCESS;
enum sanitize_state_warnings ssw;
struct after_state_chg_work *ascw;
+ bool did_remote, should_do_remote;
os = drbd_read_state(mdev);
@@ -981,11 +982,17 @@ __drbd_set_state(struct drbd_conf *mdev, union drbd_state ns,
(os.disk != D_DISKLESS && ns.disk == D_DISKLESS))
+ did_remote = drbd_should_do_remote(mdev->state);
mdev->state.i = ns.i;
+ should_do_remote = drbd_should_do_remote(mdev->state);
mdev->tconn->susp = ns.susp;
mdev->tconn->susp_nod = ns.susp_nod;
mdev->tconn->susp_fen = ns.susp_fen;
+ /* put replicated vs not-replicated requests in seperate epochs */
+ if (did_remote != should_do_remote)
+ start_new_tl_epoch(mdev->tconn);
if (os.disk == D_ATTACHING && ns.disk >= D_NEGOTIATING)
drbd_print_uuids(mdev, "attached to UUIDs");