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Subject[PATCH 11 of 11] mmap sems
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# HG changeset patch
# User Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@qumranet.com>
# Date 1210115798 -7200
# Node ID eb924315351f6b056428e35c983ad28040420fea
# Parent 5b2eb7d28a4517daf91b08b4dcfbb58fd2b42d0b
mmap sems

This patch adds a lock ordering rule to avoid a potential deadlock when
multiple mmap_sems need to be locked.

Signed-off-by: Dean Nelson <dcn@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@qumranet.com>

diff --git a/mm/filemap.c b/mm/filemap.c
--- a/mm/filemap.c
+++ b/mm/filemap.c
@@ -79,6 +79,9 @@ generic_file_direct_IO(int rw, struct ki
*
* ->i_mutex (generic_file_buffered_write)
* ->mmap_sem (fault_in_pages_readable->do_page_fault)
+ *
+ * When taking multiple mmap_sems, one should lock the lowest-addressed
+ * one first proceeding on up to the highest-addressed one.
*
* ->i_mutex
* ->i_alloc_sem (various)

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