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SubjectRe: Linus GIT - INFO: possible circular locking dependency detected
On Wed, Nov 09, 2011 at 08:05:53PM +0000, Luis Henriques wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 09, 2011 at 08:52:12PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-11-09 at 19:11 +0000, Luis Henriques wrote:
> > > [ 12.948038] -> #0 (&sig->cred_guard_mutex){+.+.+.}:
> > > [ 12.948038] [<ffffffff8108ff9f>] __lock_acquire+0x17bf/0x2020
> > > [ 12.948038] [<ffffffff81092e4f>] lock_acquire+0xaf/0x1f0
> > > [ 12.948038] [<ffffffff8135b2a5>] __mutex_lock_common+0x65/0x4d0
> > > [ 12.948038] [<ffffffff8135b76b>] mutex_lock_killable_nested+0x1b/0x20
> > > [ 12.948038] [<ffffffff811b301e>] lock_trace+0x2e/0x80
> > > [ 12.948038] [<ffffffff811b73ab>] proc_readfd_common+0x5b/0x4b0
> > > [ 12.948038] [<ffffffff811b7835>] proc_readfd+0x15/0x20
> > > [ 12.948038] [<ffffffff8115f8f0>] vfs_readdir+0xb0/0xd0
> > > [ 12.948038] [<ffffffff8115fa09>] sys_getdents+0x89/0x100
> > > [ 12.948038] [<ffffffff8135e8c2>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
> > >
> > > sb->s_type->i_mutex_key is shown as being acquired in the execve path,
> > > which seems to be wrong -- it was acquired in the vfs_readdir (on the 2nd
> > > trace).
> > >
> > > This means that the initial analysis from Vasiliy is incorrect, as he
> > > assumed the execve path. Or Am I interpreting this log incorrectly?
> > > (Probably I am...).
> >
> > ->#0 shows where sig->cred_guard_mutex was taken, as it was the first
> > lock there is no nesting yet and therefore the ->i_mutex_key#6 thing
> > should not be associated with this stacktrace.
> >
> > ->#1 shows where ->i_mutex_key#6 was taken while holding
> > ->cred_guard_mutex (but doesn't explicitly show where that was taken).
> >
> > Mostly ->#0 information is useless in lockdep reports and can be safely
> > ignored.
>
> Interesting. Thank you for the clarification. I understood it the other
> way around, as the log starts with:
>
> [ 12.948038] exe/36 is trying to acquire lock:
> [ 12.948038] (&sig->cred_guard_mutex){+.+.+.}, at: [<ffffffff811b301e>] lock_trace+0x2e/0x80
> [ 12.948038]
> [ 12.948038] but task is already holding lock:
> [ 12.948038] (&sb->s_type->i_mutex_key#6){+.+.+.}, at: [<ffffffff8115f8b8>] vfs_readdir+0x78/0xd0
>
> This is why I thought the "useless information" was in ->#1 (for the
> i_mutex_key#6).

FWIW, I am seeing this as well now that I have rebased -rcu to 3.2-rc1.

Thanx, Paul



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