[PATCH v3 05/32] cxlflash: Fix data corruption when vLUN used over multiple cards

Matthew R. Ochs mrochs at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri Sep 25 05:37:52 AEST 2015

If the same virtual LUN is accessed over multiple cards, only accesses
made over the first card will be valid. Accesses made over the second
card will go to the wrong LUN causing data corruption.

This is because the global LUN's mode word was being used to determine
whether the LUN table for that card needs to be programmed. The mode
word would be setup by the first card, causing the LUN table for the
second card to not be programmed.

By unconditionally initializing the LUN table (not depending on the
mode word), the problem is avoided.

Signed-off-by: Matthew R. Ochs <mrochs at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Manoj N. Kumar <manoj at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Reviewed-by: Brian King <brking at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
 drivers/scsi/cxlflash/vlun.c | 16 ++++++++--------
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/scsi/cxlflash/vlun.c b/drivers/scsi/cxlflash/vlun.c
index 68994c4..96b074f 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/cxlflash/vlun.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/cxlflash/vlun.c
@@ -915,16 +915,9 @@ int cxlflash_disk_virtual_open(struct scsi_device *sdev, void *arg)
 	pr_debug("%s: ctxid=%llu ls=0x%llx\n", __func__, ctxid, lun_size);
+	/* Setup the LUNs block allocator on first call */
 	if (gli->mode == MODE_NONE) {
-		/* Setup the LUN table and block allocator on first call */
-		rc = init_luntable(cfg, lli);
-		if (rc) {
-			dev_err(dev, "%s: call to init_luntable failed "
-				"rc=%d!\n", __func__, rc);
-			goto err0;
-		}
 		rc = init_vlun(lli);
 		if (rc) {
 			dev_err(dev, "%s: call to init_vlun failed rc=%d!\n",
@@ -942,6 +935,13 @@ int cxlflash_disk_virtual_open(struct scsi_device *sdev, void *arg)
+	rc = init_luntable(cfg, lli);
+	if (rc) {
+		dev_err(dev, "%s: call to init_luntable failed rc=%d!\n",
+			__func__, rc);
+		goto err1;
+	}
 	ctxi = get_context(cfg, rctxid, lli, 0);
 	if (unlikely(!ctxi)) {
 		dev_err(dev, "%s: Bad context! (%llu)\n", __func__, ctxid);

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