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    Subject[050/119] ima: replace GFP_KERNEL with GFP_NOFS
    2.6.31-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

    From: Mimi Zohar <>

    commit c09c59e6a070d6af05f238f255aea268185273ef upstream.

    While running fsstress tests on the NFSv4 mounted ext3 and ext4
    filesystem, the following call trace was generated on the nfs
    server machine.

    Replace GFP_KERNEL with GFP_NOFS in ima_iint_insert() to avoid a
    potential deadlock.

    [ INFO: inconsistent lock state ]
    2.6.31-31.el6.x86_64 #1
    inconsistent {RECLAIM_FS-ON-W} -> {IN-RECLAIM_FS-W} usage.
    kswapd2/75 [HC0[0]:SC0[0]:HE1:SE1] takes:
    (jbd2_handle){+.+.?.}, at: [<ffffffff811edd5e>] jbd2_journal_start+0xfe/0x13f
    {RECLAIM_FS-ON-W} state was registered at:
    [<ffffffff81091e40>] mark_held_locks+0x65/0x99
    [<ffffffff81091f31>] lockdep_trace_alloc+0xbd/0xf5
    [<ffffffff81126fdd>] kmem_cache_alloc+0x40/0x185
    [<ffffffff812344d7>] ima_iint_insert+0x3d/0xf1
    [<ffffffff812345b0>] ima_inode_alloc+0x25/0x44
    [<ffffffff811484ac>] inode_init_always+0xec/0x271
    [<ffffffff81148682>] alloc_inode+0x51/0xa1
    [<ffffffff81148700>] new_inode+0x2e/0x94
    [<ffffffff811b2f08>] ext4_new_inode+0xb8/0xdc9
    [<ffffffff811be611>] ext4_create+0xcf/0x175
    [<ffffffff8113e2cd>] vfs_create+0x82/0xb8
    [<ffffffff8113f337>] do_filp_open+0x32c/0x9ee
    [<ffffffff811309b9>] do_sys_open+0x6c/0x12c
    [<ffffffff81130adc>] sys_open+0x2e/0x44
    [<ffffffff81011e42>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
    [<ffffffffffffffff>] 0xffffffffffffffff
    irq event stamp: 90371
    hardirqs last enabled at (90371): [<ffffffff8112708d>]
    hardirqs last disabled at (90370): [<ffffffff81127026>]
    softirqs last enabled at (89492): [<ffffffff81068ecf>]
    softirqs last disabled at (89477): [<ffffffff8101312c>] call_softirq+0x1c/0x30

    other info that might help us debug this:
    2 locks held by kswapd2/75:
    #0: (shrinker_rwsem){++++..}, at: [<ffffffff810f98ba>] shrink_slab+0x44/0x177
    #1: (&type->s_umount_key#25){++++..}, at: [<ffffffff811450ba>]

    Reported-by: Muni P. Beerakam <>
    Reported-by: Amit K. Arora <>
    Signed-off-by: Mimi Zohar <>
    Signed-off-by: James Morris <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    security/integrity/ima/ima_iint.c | 4 ++--
    1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

    --- a/security/integrity/ima/ima_iint.c
    +++ b/security/integrity/ima/ima_iint.c
    @@ -58,11 +58,11 @@ struct ima_iint_cache *ima_iint_insert(s

    if (!ima_initialized)
    return iint;
    - iint = kmem_cache_alloc(iint_cache, GFP_KERNEL);
    + iint = kmem_cache_alloc(iint_cache, GFP_NOFS);
    if (!iint)
    return iint;

    - rc = radix_tree_preload(GFP_KERNEL);
    + rc = radix_tree_preload(GFP_NOFS);
    if (rc < 0)
    goto out;

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