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SubjectRe: [tree] latest kill-the-BKL tree, v12
On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 10:51:53AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> * Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 01:07:36AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > >
> > > * Alexander Beregalov <a.beregalov@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > 2009/4/14 Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>:
> > > > >
> > > > > * Alexander Beregalov <a.beregalov@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 05:34:22AM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > > > >> > Ingo,
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > This small patchset fixes some deadlocks I've faced after trying
> > > > >> > some pressures with dbench on a reiserfs partition.
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > There is still some work pending such as adding some checks to ensure we
> > > > >> > _always_ release the lock before sleeping, as you suggested.
> > > > >> > Also I have to fix a lockdep warning reported by Alessio Igor Bogani.
> > > > >> > And also some optimizations....
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > Thanks,
> > > > >> > Frederic.
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > Frederic Weisbecker (3):
> > > > >> >   kill-the-BKL/reiserfs: provide a tool to lock only once the write lock
> > > > >> >   kill-the-BKL/reiserfs: lock only once in reiserfs_truncate_file
> > > > >> >   kill-the-BKL/reiserfs: only acquire the write lock once in
> > > > >> >     reiserfs_dirty_inode
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> >  fs/reiserfs/inode.c         |   10 +++++++---
> > > > >> >  fs/reiserfs/lock.c          |   26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > > >> >  fs/reiserfs/super.c         |   15 +++++++++------
> > > > >> >  include/linux/reiserfs_fs.h |    2 ++
> > > > >> >  4 files changed, 44 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
> > > > >> >
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Hi
> > > > >>
> > > > >> The same test - dbench on reiserfs on loop on sparc64.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> [ INFO: possible circular locking dependency detected ]
> > > > >> 2.6.30-rc1-00457-gb21597d-dirty #2
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm wondering ... your version hash suggests you used vanilla
> > > > > upstream as a base for your test. There's a string of other fixes
> > > > > from Frederic in tip:core/kill-the-BKL branch, have you picked them
> > > > > all up when you did your testing?
> > > > >
> > > > > The most coherent way to test this would be to pick up the latest
> > > > > core/kill-the-BKL git tree from:
> > > > >
> > > > >   git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip.git core/kill-the-BKL
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > I did not know about this branch, now I am testing it and there is
> > > > no more problem with that testcase (dbench).
> > > >
> > > > I will continue testing.
> > >
> > > thanks for testing it! It seems reiserfs with Frederic's changes
> > > appears to be more stable now on your system.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Yeah, thanks a lot for this testing!
> >
> >
> >
> > > I saw your NFS circular locking kill-the-BKL problem report on LKML
> > > - also attached below.
> > >
> > > Hopefully someone on the Cc: list with NFS experience can point out
> > > the BKL assumption that is causing this.
> > >
> > > Ingo
> > >
> > > ----- Forwarded message from Alexander Beregalov <a.beregalov@gmail.com> -----
> > >
> > > Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 22:08:01 +0400
> > > From: Alexander Beregalov <a.beregalov@gmail.com>
> > > To: linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
> > > Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>, linux-nfs@vger.kernel.org
> > > Subject: [core/kill-the-BKL] nfs3: possible circular locking dependency
> > >
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I have pulled core/kill-the-BKL on top of 2.6.30-rc2.
> > >
> > > device: '0:18': device_add
> > >
> > > =======================================================
> > > [ INFO: possible circular locking dependency detected ]
> > > 2.6.30-rc2-00057-g30aa902-dirty #5
> > > -------------------------------------------------------
> > > mount.nfs/1740 is trying to acquire lock:
> > > (kernel_mutex){+.+.+.}, at: [<00000000006f32dc>] lock_kernel+0x28/0x3c
> > >
> > > but task is already holding lock:
> > > (&type->s_umount_key#24/1){+.+.+.}, at: [<00000000004b88a0>] sget+0x228/0x36c
> > >
> > > which lock already depends on the new lock.
> > >
> > >
> > > the existing dependency chain (in reverse order) is:
> > >
> > > -> #1 (&type->s_umount_key#24/1){+.+.+.}:
> > > [<00000000004776d0>] lock_acquire+0x5c/0x74
> > > [<0000000000469f5c>] down_write_nested+0x38/0x50
> > > [<00000000004b88a0>] sget+0x228/0x36c
> > > [<00000000005688fc>] nfs_get_sb+0x80c/0xa7c
> > > [<00000000004b7ec8>] vfs_kern_mount+0x44/0xa4
> > > [<00000000004b7f84>] do_kern_mount+0x30/0xcc
> > > [<00000000004cf300>] do_mount+0x7c8/0x80c
> > > [<00000000004ed2a4>] compat_sys_mount+0x224/0x274
> > > [<0000000000406154>] linux_sparc_syscall32+0x34/0x40
> > >
> > > -> #0 (kernel_mutex){+.+.+.}:
> > > [<00000000004776d0>] lock_acquire+0x5c/0x74
> > > [<00000000006f0ebc>] mutex_lock_nested+0x48/0x380
> > > [<00000000006f32dc>] lock_kernel+0x28/0x3c
> > > [<00000000006d20ec>] rpc_wait_bit_killable+0x64/0x8c
> > > [<00000000006f0620>] __wait_on_bit+0x64/0xc0
> > > [<00000000006f06e4>] out_of_line_wait_on_bit+0x68/0x7c
> > > [<00000000006d2938>] __rpc_execute+0x150/0x2b4
> > > [<00000000006d2ac0>] rpc_execute+0x24/0x34
> > > [<00000000006cc338>] rpc_run_task+0x64/0x74
> > > [<00000000006cc474>] rpc_call_sync+0x58/0x7c
> > > [<00000000005717b0>] nfs3_rpc_wrapper+0x24/0xa0
> > > [<0000000000572024>] do_proc_get_root+0x6c/0x10c
> > > [<00000000005720dc>] nfs3_proc_get_root+0x18/0x5c
> > > [<000000000056401c>] nfs_get_root+0x34/0x17c
> > > [<0000000000568adc>] nfs_get_sb+0x9ec/0xa7c
> > > [<00000000004b7ec8>] vfs_kern_mount+0x44/0xa4
> > > [<00000000004b7f84>] do_kern_mount+0x30/0xcc
> > > [<00000000004cf300>] do_mount+0x7c8/0x80c
> > > [<00000000004ed2a4>] compat_sys_mount+0x224/0x274
> > > [<0000000000406154>] linux_sparc_syscall32+0x34/0x40
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > This is still the dependency between bkl and s_umount_key that has
> > been reported recently. I wonder if this is not a problem in the
> > fs layer. I should investigate on it.
>
> The problem seem to be that this NFS call context:
>
> -> #0 (kernel_mutex){+.+.+.}:
> [<00000000004776d0>] lock_acquire+0x5c/0x74
> [<00000000006f0ebc>] mutex_lock_nested+0x48/0x380
> [<00000000006f32dc>] lock_kernel+0x28/0x3c
> [<00000000006d20ec>] rpc_wait_bit_killable+0x64/0x8c
> [<00000000006f0620>] __wait_on_bit+0x64/0xc0
> [<00000000006f06e4>] out_of_line_wait_on_bit+0x68/0x7c
> [<00000000006d2938>] __rpc_execute+0x150/0x2b4
> [<00000000006d2ac0>] rpc_execute+0x24/0x34
> [<00000000006cc338>] rpc_run_task+0x64/0x74
> [<00000000006cc474>] rpc_call_sync+0x58/0x7c
> [<00000000005717b0>] nfs3_rpc_wrapper+0x24/0xa0
> [<0000000000572024>] do_proc_get_root+0x6c/0x10c
> [<00000000005720dc>] nfs3_proc_get_root+0x18/0x5c
> [<000000000056401c>] nfs_get_root+0x34/0x17c
> [<0000000000568adc>] nfs_get_sb+0x9ec/0xa7c
> [<00000000004b7ec8>] vfs_kern_mount+0x44/0xa4
> [<00000000004b7f84>] do_kern_mount+0x30/0xcc
> [<00000000004cf300>] do_mount+0x7c8/0x80c
> [<00000000004ed2a4>] compat_sys_mount+0x224/0x274
> [<0000000000406154>] linux_sparc_syscall32+0x34/0x40
>
> Can be called with the BKL held - and then it schedule()s with the
> BKL held, creating dependencies. I did the quick hack below (a year
> ago! :-) but indeed that's probably wrong: we just drop and then
> re-acquire the BKL at a very low level - inverting the dependency
> chain.


Indeed, the problem remains if we do that :-)


> It's not a problem of the NFS code, it's the probem of
> vfs_kern_mount taking the BKL.


Yes, and I think the idea of Alessio to remove the Bkl at this level
is the right way. Even though this patch is beeing discussed, I
think it opened the right direction to dig.


> Maybe it would be better if nfs_get_sb() dropped the BKL (knowing
> that it's called with the BKL held) - since it does not rely on the
> BKL? Not rpc_wait_bit_killable().


I wonder if it is not dropped because it implicitly protects something else.
May be simply concurrent accesses to the superblock?

Frederic.


> Ingo
>
> -------------->
> From 352e0d25def53e6b36234e4dc2083ca7f5d712a9 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 17:31:41 +0200
> Subject: [PATCH] remove the BKL: restructure NFS code
>
> the naked schedule() in rpc_wait_bit_killable() caused the BKL to
> be auto-dropped in the past.
>
> avoid the immediate hang in such code. Note that this still leaves
> some other locking dependencies to be sorted out in the NFS code.
>
> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> ---
> net/sunrpc/sched.c | 6 ++++++
> 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/net/sunrpc/sched.c b/net/sunrpc/sched.c
> index 6eab9bf..e12e571 100644
> --- a/net/sunrpc/sched.c
> +++ b/net/sunrpc/sched.c
> @@ -224,9 +224,15 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(rpc_destroy_wait_queue);
>
> static int rpc_wait_bit_killable(void *word)
> {
> + int bkl = kernel_locked();
> +
> if (fatal_signal_pending(current))
> return -ERESTARTSYS;
> + if (bkl)
> + unlock_kernel();
> schedule();
> + if (bkl)
> + lock_kernel();


Yeah as you said, it may not drop but invert the dependency.


> return 0;
> }
>

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