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SubjectRe: v2.6.26-rc7/cgroups: circular locking dependency
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On Mon, 2008-06-23 at 00:34 +0900, KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
> CC'ed Paul Jackson
>
> it seems typical ABBA deadlock.
> I think cpuset use cgrou_lock() by mistake.
>
> IMHO, cpuset_handle_cpuhp() sholdn't use cgroup_lock() and
> shouldn't call rebuild_sched_domains().

Looks like Max forgot to test with lockdep enabled...

Well, someone should when you change the online map.

Max, Paul, can we handle this in update_sched_domains() instead?

> -> #1 (cgroup_mutex){--..}:
> [<c015a435>] __lock_acquire+0xf45/0x1040
> [<c015a5c8>] lock_acquire+0x98/0xd0
> [<c05416d1>] mutex_lock_nested+0xb1/0x300
> [<c0160e6f>] cgroup_lock+0xf/0x20 cgroup_lock
> [<c0164750>] cpuset_handle_cpuhp+0x20/0x180
> [<c014ea77>] notifier_call_chain+0x37/0x70
> [<c014eae9>] __raw_notifier_call_chain+0x19/0x20
> [<c051f8c8>] _cpu_down+0x78/0x240 cpu_hotplug.lock
> [<c051fabb>] cpu_down+0x2b/0x40 cpu_add_remove_lock
> [<c0520cd9>] store_online+0x39/0x80
> [<c02f627b>] sysdev_store+0x2b/0x40
> [<c01d3372>] sysfs_write_file+0xa2/0x100
> [<c0195486>] vfs_write+0x96/0x130
> [<c0195b4d>] sys_write+0x3d/0x70
> [<c010831b>] sysenter_past_esp+0x78/0xd1
> [<ffffffff>] 0xffffffff
>
> -> #0 (&cpu_hotplug.lock){--..}:
> [<c0159fe5>] __lock_acquire+0xaf5/0x1040
> [<c015a5c8>] lock_acquire+0x98/0xd0
> [<c05416d1>] mutex_lock_nested+0xb1/0x300
> [<c015efbc>] get_online_cpus+0x2c/0x40 cpu_hotplug.lock
> [<c0163e6d>] rebuild_sched_domains+0x7d/0x3a0
> [<c01653a4>] cpuset_common_file_write+0x204/0x440 cgroup_lock
> [<c0162bc7>] cgroup_file_write+0x67/0x130
> [<c0195486>] vfs_write+0x96/0x130
> [<c0195b4d>] sys_write+0x3d/0x70
> [<c010831b>] sysenter_past_esp+0x78/0xd1
> [<ffffffff>] 0xffffffff
>
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I decided to see what cgroups is all about, and followed the instructions
> > in Documentation/cgroups.txt :-) It happened when I did this:
> >
> > [root@damson /dev/cgroup/Vegard 0]
> > # echo 1 > cpuset.cpus
> >
> > I can also provide the kernel config if necessary.
> >
> >
> > Vegard
> >
> >
> > =======================================================
> > [ INFO: possible circular locking dependency detected ]
> > 2.6.26-rc7 #25
> > -------------------------------------------------------
> > bash/10032 is trying to acquire lock:
> > (&cpu_hotplug.lock){--..}, at: [<c015efbc>] get_online_cpus+0x2c/0x40
> >
> > but task is already holding lock:
> > (cgroup_mutex){--..}, at: [<c0160e6f>] cgroup_lock+0xf/0x20
> >
> > which lock already depends on the new lock.
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