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From: Luis Chamberlain <>
	Luis Chamberlain <>
Subject: [PATCH v3 2/2] common/scsi_debug: use the patient module remover
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 07:04:32 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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If you try to run tests such as generic/108 in a loop
you'll eventually see a failure, but the failure can
be a false positive and the test was just unable to remove
the scsi_debug module.

We need to give some time for the refcnt to become 0. For
instance for the test generic/108 the refcnt lingers between
2 and 1. It should be 0 when we're done but a bit of time
seems to be required. The chance of us trying to run rmmod
when the refcnt is 2 or 1 is low, about 1/30 times if you
run the test in a loop on linux-next today.

Likewise, even when its 0 we just need a tiny breather before
we can remove the module (sleep 10 suffices) but this is
only required on older kernels. Otherwise removing the module
will just fail.

Some of these races are documented on the korg#212337, and
Doug Gilbert has posted at least one patch attempt to try
to help with this [1]. The patch does not resolve all the
issues though, it helps though.

Signed-off-by: Luis Chamberlain <>
 common/scsi_debug | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/common/scsi_debug b/common/scsi_debug
index e7988469..3c9cd820 100644
--- a/common/scsi_debug
+++ b/common/scsi_debug
@@ -4,11 +4,13 @@
 # Functions useful for tests on unique block devices
+. common/module
 	# make sure we have the module and it's not already used
 	modinfo scsi_debug 2>&1 > /dev/null || _notrun "scsi_debug module not found"
-	lsmod | grep -wq scsi_debug && (rmmod scsi_debug || _notrun "scsi_debug module in use")
+	lsmod | grep -wq scsi_debug && (_patient_rmmod scsi_debug || _notrun "scsi_debug module in use")
 	# make sure it has the features we need
 	# logical/physical sectors plus unmap support all went in together
 	modinfo scsi_debug | grep -wq sector_size || _notrun "scsi_debug too old"
@@ -53,5 +55,5 @@ _put_scsi_debug_dev()
-	rmmod scsi_debug || _fail "Could not remove scsi_debug module"
+	_patient_rmmod scsi_debug || _fail "Could not remove scsi_debug module"

      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-08-18 14:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-18 14:04 [PATCH v3 0/2] fstests: add " Luis Chamberlain
2021-08-18 14:04 ` [PATCH v3 1/2] common/module: add patient module rmmod support Luis Chamberlain
2021-08-18 14:04 ` Luis Chamberlain [this message]

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