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SubjectRe: 2.6.27-rc6: lockdep warning: iprune_mutex at shrink_icache_memory+0x38/0x1a8
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 02:31:05PM +1000, Grant Coady wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Sep 2008 12:52:04 +1000, Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com> wrote:
>
> >On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 03:31:38AM +0400, Alexander Beregalov wrote:
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> [ INFO: possible circular locking dependency detected ]
> >> 2.6.27-rc6-00034-gd1c6d2e #3
> >> -------------------------------------------------------
> >> nfsd/1766 is trying to acquire lock:
> >> (iprune_mutex){--..}, at: [<c01743fb>] shrink_icache_memory+0x38/0x1a8
> >>
> >> but task is already holding lock:
> >> (&(&ip->i_iolock)->mr_lock){----}, at: [<c021134f>]
> >> xfs_ilock+0xa2/0xd6
> >>
> >>
> >> I read files through nfs and saw delay for few seconds.
> >> System is x86_32, nfs, xfs.
> >> The last working kernel is 2.6.27-rc5,
> >> I do not know yet is it reproducible or not.
> >
> ><sigh>
> >
> >We need a FAQ for this one. It's a false positive. Google for an
> >explanation - I've explained it 4 or 5 times in the past year and
> >asked that the lockdep folk invent a special annotation for the
> >iprune_mutex (or memory reclaim) because of the way it can cause
> >recursion into the filesystem and hence invert lock orders without
> >causing deadlocks.....
>
> Yeah, but a 30 second dreadlock? It's a long wait wondering what's
> gone down or not ;)

The delay will be probably due to how slow the system can be when it
runs out of memory, not from the lockdep report.

Cheers,

Dave.
--
Dave Chinner
david@fromorbit.com


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