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SubjectRe: Dead circle in epoll file descriptor causes soft lockup on kernel 3.2.12
On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:51:16AM +0400, Yurij M. Plotnikov wrote:
> Adding epoll file descriptors in each other in circle causes soft
> lockup on kernel 3.2.12 (I'm using Debian kernel
> 3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64). The following steps describe the problem:
>
> 1. epoll_create(1) -> 3
> 2. epoll_create(1) -> 4
> 3. socket(SOCK_STREAM) -> 5
> 4. bind(5, 0.0.0.0:0) -> 0
> 5. listen(5, 1) -> 0
> 6. epoll_ctl(3, ADD, 5, events = 0) -> 0
> 7. epoll_ctl(3, ADD, 4, events = EPOLLIN) -> 0
> 8. epoll_ctl(4, ADD, 3, events = EPOLLIN) -> -1(ELOOP)
> 9. close(3) -> 0
> 10. close(4) -> 0
> 11. close(5) -> 0
>
> After repetaing this sequence 2-3 times soft lockup appers. In
> attachment c program to reproduce this problem.
>

Good catch. The patch below should fix this - please verify. Thanks.


Make sure we clear the tfile_check_list on error.

Signed-off-by: Jason Baron <jbaron@redhat.com>
---
fs/eventpoll.c | 4 +++-
1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/fs/eventpoll.c b/fs/eventpoll.c
index c33b347..9af6e18 100644
--- a/fs/eventpoll.c
+++ b/fs/eventpoll.c
@@ -1652,8 +1652,10 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE4(epoll_ctl, int, epfd, int, op, int, fd,
if (op == EPOLL_CTL_ADD) {
if (is_file_epoll(tfile)) {
error = -ELOOP;
- if (ep_loop_check(ep, tfile) != 0)
+ if (ep_loop_check(ep, tfile) != 0) {
+ clear_tfile_check_list();
goto error_tgt_fput;
+ }
} else
list_add(&tfile->f_tfile_llink, &tfile_check_list);
}
--
1.7.7.6


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