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SubjectRE: [PATCH v3] scsi: ufs: Cleanup completed request without interrupt notification
> Hi Bart and Avri,
> On Sun, 2020-07-12 at 18:39 -0700, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> > On 2020-07-06 06:21, Stanley Chu wrote:
> > > If somehow no interrupt notification is raised for a completed request
> > > and its doorbell bit is cleared by host, UFS driver needs to cleanup
> > > its outstanding bit in ufshcd_abort().
> >
> > How is it possible that no interrupt notification is raised for a completed
> > request? Is this the result of a hardware shortcoming or rather the result
> > of how the UFS driver works? In the latter case, is this patch perhaps a
> > workaround? If so, has it been considered to fix the root cause instead of
> > implementing a workaround?
> Actually this fail is triggered by "error injection" to produce a
> command timeout event for checking if anything can be improved or fixed.
> I agree that "no interrupt notification" may be something wrong in
> hardware and the root cause shall be fixed in the highest priority.
> However from this injection, we found ufshcd_abort() indeed has a defect
> flow for a corner case, so we are looking for the solution to fix the
> "hole".
> What would you think if Linux driver shall consider this case? If this
> is not necessary, I would drop this patch : )
Artificially injecting errors is a very common validation mechanism,
Provided that you are not breaking anything of the upper-layers,
Which I don't think you are doing.

Can you refer please to my last comment?

> Thanks a lot,
> Stanley Chu
> >
> > In section 7.2.3 of the UFS specification I found the following about how
> > to process request completions: "Software determines if new TRs have
> > completed since step #2, by repeating one of the two methods described in
> > step #2. If new TRs have completed, software repeats the sequence from
> step
> > #3." Is such a loop perhaps missing from the Linux UFS driver?
Could not find that citation.
What version of the spec are you using?

> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Bart.

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