[stgt] [PATCH] The Referenced Task Tag (RTT) should be used when handling task management request.

Kiefer Chang zapchang at gmail.com
Tue May 24 18:15:48 CEST 2011

After testing for few day the tgtd won't exit in the iscsi_tx_handler.
But some problem appers:

(1) Some FDs are not released (Maybe commands on those FDs are not
completed eventually)
(2) I/O fail on the initiator side. (15+ volumes, vdbench I/O). Some
filesystem on the iscsi disks become read-only. From system logs we
can see the initiator try to do target reset.

For some reason, our backing stores are files on Lustre, and we
wrapped the files with loop device then create LVMs on top of those
loop devices. (Finally exports to tgtd)
We found this is really slow and may change the design soon.

We simply close the fd in iscsi_tcp_release.
I am not sure if the workaround is correct since there are still
problems. Please don't use them directly.

 usr/iscsi/iscsi_tcp.c |   16 +++++++++++++++-
 1 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/usr/iscsi/iscsi_tcp.c b/usr/iscsi/iscsi_tcp.c
index e87bbf1..21346ed 100644
--- a/usr/iscsi/iscsi_tcp.c
+++ b/usr/iscsi/iscsi_tcp.c
@@ -370,7 +370,7 @@ static size_t iscsi_tcp_close(struct iscsi_connection *conn)
 	struct iscsi_tcp_connection *tcp_conn = TCP_CONN(conn);

-	return close(tcp_conn->fd);
+	return 0;

 static void iscsi_tcp_release(struct iscsi_connection *conn)
@@ -378,6 +378,20 @@ static void iscsi_tcp_release(struct
iscsi_connection *conn)
 	struct iscsi_tcp_connection *tcp_conn = TCP_CONN(conn);

+	/**
+	 * delay close fd from ep_close to here.
+	 * Prevent new accept conn use the
+	 * same fd and caused iscsi_tx_handler abnormal exit bug.
+	 */
+	if(conn->closed) {
+		close(tcp_conn->fd);
+	} else {
+        	eprintf("Bug: conn=%p fd=%d not closed\n", conn, tcp_conn->fd);
+		free(tcp_conn);
+		exit(1);
+	}

2011/5/24 FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori at lab.ntt.co.jp>:
> On Mon, 23 May 2011 22:39:45 +0800
> Kiefer Chang <zapchang at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If the previous connection's uses iscsi_event_modify to change the
>> waiting epoll events of the fd,
>> is this possible that the second connection go into an unexpected state?
>> in conn_close() might uses mgmt_end_notify() to do this.
> Ah, I think that you are right.
> When conn_close is called, tgtd has some in-progress commands. tgtd closes the
> connection and the fd is reused for a new connection.
> Then these commands finish, they might call mgmt_end_notify and change the
> state of the new connection wrongly.
> So we should move close() from iscsi_tcp_close to iscsi_tcp_release to prevent
> the reuse of fds.
> Can you send a patch to do that?
> Thanks!
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