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authorJames Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>2019-02-12 08:05:25 -0800
committerMartin K. Petersen <martin.petersen@oracle.com>2019-02-12 22:18:26 -0500
commite4a056987c86f402f1286e050b1dee3f4ce7c7eb (patch)
tree2daf25f3ec71692c5ae91434676ac0ad4a2a9048 /drivers
parentbb61b843ffd46978d7ca5095453e572714934eeb (diff)
scsi: sd: fix entropy gathering for most rotational disks
The problem is that the default for MQ is not to gather entropy, whereas the default for the legacy queue was always to gather it. The original attempt to fix entropy gathering for rotational disks under MQ added an else branch in sd_read_block_characteristics(). Unfortunately, the entire check isn't reached if the device has no characteristics VPD page. Since this page was only introduced in SBC-3 and its optional anyway, most less expensive rotational disks don't have one, meaning they all stopped gathering entropy when we made MQ the default. In a wholly unrelated change, openssl and openssh won't function until the random number generator is initialised, meaning lots of people have been seeing large delays before they could log into systems with default MQ kernels due to this lack of entropy, because it now can take tens of minutes to initialise the kernel random number generator. The fix is to set the non-rotational and add-randomness flags unconditionally early on in the disk initialization path, so they can be reset only if the device actually reports being non-rotational via the VPD page. Reported-by: Mikael Pettersson <mikpelinux@gmail.com> Fixes: 83e32a591077 ("scsi: sd: Contribute to randomness when running rotational device") Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com> Reviewed-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk> Reviewed-by: Xuewei Zhang <xueweiz@google.com> Signed-off-by: Martin K. Petersen <martin.petersen@oracle.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/scsi/sd.c b/drivers/scsi/sd.c
index b2da8a00ec33..5464d467e23e 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/sd.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/sd.c
@@ -2951,9 +2951,6 @@ static void sd_read_block_characteristics(struct scsi_disk *sdkp)
if (rot == 1) {
blk_queue_flag_set(QUEUE_FLAG_NONROT, q);
blk_queue_flag_clear(QUEUE_FLAG_ADD_RANDOM, q);
- } else {
- blk_queue_flag_clear(QUEUE_FLAG_NONROT, q);
- blk_queue_flag_set(QUEUE_FLAG_ADD_RANDOM, q);
if (sdkp->device->type == TYPE_ZBC) {
@@ -3090,6 +3087,15 @@ static int sd_revalidate_disk(struct gendisk *disk)
if (sdkp->media_present) {
sd_read_capacity(sdkp, buffer);
+ /*
+ * set the default to rotational. All non-rotational devices
+ * support the block characteristics VPD page, which will
+ * cause this to be updated correctly and any device which
+ * doesn't support it should be treated as rotational.
+ */
+ blk_queue_flag_clear(QUEUE_FLAG_NONROT, q);
+ blk_queue_flag_set(QUEUE_FLAG_ADD_RANDOM, q);
if (scsi_device_supports_vpd(sdp)) {