[lkml]   [2008]   [Jan]   [10]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
Patch in this message
Subject[PATCH 5/5] NLM: have nlm_shutdown_hosts kill off all NLM RPC tasks
The main problem is this:

When a lock that a client is blocking on comes free, lockd does this in

nlm_async_call(block->b_call, NLMPROC_GRANTED_MSG, &nlmsvc_grant_ops);

the callback from this call is nlmsvc_grant_callback(). That function
does this at the end to wake up lockd:


However there is no guarantee that lockd will be up when this happens.
If someone shuts down or restarts lockd before the async call completes,
then the b_daemon pointer will point to freed memory and the kernel may

If we're shutting down all the nlm_hosts anyway, then it doesn't make
sense to allow RPC calls to linger. Allowing them to do so can mean
that the RPC calls can outlive the currently running lockd and can lead
to the above use after free situation and possibly others.

Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <>
fs/lockd/host.c | 4 +++-
1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/lockd/host.c b/fs/lockd/host.c
index 572601e..8771484 100644
--- a/fs/lockd/host.c
+++ b/fs/lockd/host.c
@@ -377,8 +377,10 @@ nlm_shutdown_hosts(void)
/* First, make all hosts eligible for gc */
dprintk("lockd: nuking all hosts...\n");
for (chain = nlm_hosts; chain < nlm_hosts + NLM_HOST_NRHASH; ++chain) {
- hlist_for_each_entry(host, pos, chain, h_hash)
+ hlist_for_each_entry(host, pos, chain, h_hash) {
host->h_expires = jiffies - 1;
+ rpc_killall_tasks(host->h_rpcclnt);
+ }

/* Then, perform a garbage collection pass */

 \ /
  Last update: 2008-01-10 19:05    [W:0.068 / U:0.452 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site