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Subject[14/63] mm: swap: unlock swapfile inode mutex before closing file on bad swapfiles
2.6.38-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

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From: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>

commit 52c50567d8ab0a0a87f12cceaa4194967854f0bd upstream.

If an administrator tries to swapon a file backed by NFS, the inode mutex is
taken (as it is for any swapfile) but later identified to be a bad swapfile
due to the lack of bmap and tries to cleanup. During cleanup, an attempt is
made to close the file but with inode->i_mutex still held. Closing an NFS
file syncs it which tries to acquire the inode mutex leading to deadlock. If
lockdep is enabled the following appears on the console;

=============================================
[ INFO: possible recursive locking detected ]
2.6.38-rc8-autobuild #1
---------------------------------------------
swapon/2192 is trying to acquire lock:
(&sb->s_type->i_mutex_key#13){+.+.+.}, at: vfs_fsync_range+0x47/0x7c
but task is already holding lock:
(&sb->s_type->i_mutex_key#13){+.+.+.}, at: sys_swapon+0x28d/0xae7
other info that might help us debug this:
1 lock held by swapon/2192:
#0: (&sb->s_type->i_mutex_key#13){+.+.+.}, at: sys_swapon+0x28d/0xae7
stack backtrace:
Pid: 2192, comm: swapon Not tainted 2.6.38-rc8-autobuild #1
Call Trace:
__lock_acquire+0x2eb/0x1623
find_get_pages_tag+0x14a/0x174
pagevec_lookup_tag+0x25/0x2e
vfs_fsync_range+0x47/0x7c
lock_acquire+0xd3/0x100
vfs_fsync_range+0x47/0x7c
nfs_flush_one+0x0/0xdf [nfs]
mutex_lock_nested+0x40/0x2b1
vfs_fsync_range+0x47/0x7c
vfs_fsync_range+0x47/0x7c
vfs_fsync+0x1c/0x1e
nfs_file_flush+0x64/0x69 [nfs]
filp_close+0x43/0x72
sys_swapon+0xa39/0xae7
sysret_check+0x2e/0x69
system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

This patch releases the mutex if its held before calling filep_close()
so swapon fails as expected without deadlock when the swapfile is backed
by NFS. If accepted for 2.6.39, it should also be considered a -stable
candidate for 2.6.38 and 2.6.37.

Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Acked-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
mm/swapfile.c | 7 ++++++-
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
--- a/mm/swapfile.c
+++ b/mm/swapfile.c
@@ -2149,8 +2149,13 @@ bad_swap_2:
p->flags = 0;
spin_unlock(&swap_lock);
vfree(swap_map);
- if (swap_file)
+ if (swap_file) {
+ if (did_down) {
+ mutex_unlock(&inode->i_mutex);
+ did_down = 0;
+ }
filp_close(swap_file, NULL);
+ }
out:
if (page && !IS_ERR(page)) {
kunmap(page);



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