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SubjectRe: [patch 02/52] fs: fix superblock iteration race
This should actually be on it's way to Linus for .35, shouldn't it?

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 01:02:14PM +1000, npiggin@suse.de wrote:
> list_for_each_entry_safe is not suitable to protect against concurrent
> modification of the list. 6754af6 introduced a race in sb walking.
>
> list_for_each_entry can use the trick of pinning the current entry in
> the list before we drop and retake the lock because it subsequently
> follows cur->next. However list_for_each_entry_safe saves n=cur->next
> for following before entering the loop body, so when the lock is
> dropped, n may be deleted.
>
> Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
> ---
> fs/dcache.c | 2 ++
> fs/super.c | 6 ++++++
> include/linux/list.h | 15 +++++++++++++++
> 3 files changed, 23 insertions(+)
>
> Index: linux-2.6/fs/dcache.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.orig/fs/dcache.c
> +++ linux-2.6/fs/dcache.c
> @@ -590,6 +590,8 @@ static void prune_dcache(int count)
> up_read(&sb->s_umount);
> }
> spin_lock(&sb_lock);
> + /* lock was dropped, must reset next */
> + list_safe_reset_next(sb, n, s_list);
> count -= pruned;
> __put_super(sb);
> /* more work left to do? */
> Index: linux-2.6/fs/super.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.orig/fs/super.c
> +++ linux-2.6/fs/super.c
> @@ -374,6 +374,8 @@ void sync_supers(void)
> up_read(&sb->s_umount);
>
> spin_lock(&sb_lock);
> + /* lock was dropped, must reset next */
> + list_safe_reset_next(sb, n, s_list);
> __put_super(sb);
> }
> }
> @@ -405,6 +407,8 @@ void iterate_supers(void (*f)(struct sup
> up_read(&sb->s_umount);
>
> spin_lock(&sb_lock);
> + /* lock was dropped, must reset next */
> + list_safe_reset_next(sb, n, s_list);
> __put_super(sb);
> }
> spin_unlock(&sb_lock);
> @@ -585,6 +589,8 @@ static void do_emergency_remount(struct
> }
> up_write(&sb->s_umount);
> spin_lock(&sb_lock);
> + /* lock was dropped, must reset next */
> + list_safe_reset_next(sb, n, s_list);
> __put_super(sb);
> }
> spin_unlock(&sb_lock);
> Index: linux-2.6/include/linux/list.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.orig/include/linux/list.h
> +++ linux-2.6/include/linux/list.h
> @@ -544,6 +544,21 @@ static inline void list_splice_tail_init
> &pos->member != (head); \
> pos = n, n = list_entry(n->member.prev, typeof(*n), member))
>
> +/**
> + * list_safe_reset_next - reset a stale list_for_each_entry_safe loop
> + * @pos: the loop cursor used in the list_for_each_entry_safe loop
> + * @n: temporary storage used in list_for_each_entry_safe
> + * @member: the name of the list_struct within the struct.
> + *
> + * list_safe_reset_next is not safe to use in general if the list may be
> + * modified concurrently (eg. the lock is dropped in the loop body). An
> + * exception to this is if the cursor element (pos) is pinned in the list,
> + * and list_safe_reset_next is called after re-taking the lock and before
> + * completing the current iteration of the loop body.
> + */
> +#define list_safe_reset_next(pos, n, member) \
> + n = list_entry(pos->member.next, typeof(*pos), member)
> +
> /*
> * Double linked lists with a single pointer list head.
> * Mostly useful for hash tables where the two pointer list head is
>
>
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