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SubjectRe: Deadlocks due to per-process plugging
On Mon, 16 Jul 2012, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-07-15 at 11:14 +0200, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > On Sun, 2012-07-15 at 10:59 +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>
> > > Can you figure out on which lock the stuck thread which did not unplug
> > > due to tsk_is_pi_blocked was blocked?
> >
> > I'll take a peek.
>
> Sorry for late reply, took a half day away from box. Jan had already
> done the full ext3 IO deadlock analysis:
>
> Again kjournald is waiting for buffer IO on block 4367635 (sector
> 78364838) to finish. Now it is dbench thread 0xffff88026f330e70 which
> has submitted this buffer for IO and is still holding this buffer behind
> its plug (request for sector 78364822..78364846). The dbench thread is
> waiting on j_checkpoint mutex (apparently it has successfully got the
> mutex in the past, checkpointed some buffers, released the mutex and
> hung when trying to acquire it again in the next loop of
> __log_wait_for_space()).

And what's holding j_checkpoint mutex and not making progress?

Thanks,

tglx


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