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SubjectRe: BUG at fs/namei.c:405 (nameidata_drop_rcu)
Em Sex, 2011-02-11 às 00:02 -0500, Chuck Ebbert escreveu:
> Apparently hit this very early in nameidata_drop_rcu():
> BUG_ON(!(nd->flags & LOOKUP_RCU));
> The user reports he ran "fuser /var/cache/yum" while logged in to
> an X session with his home directory mounted via NFS4. Home dirs
> are normally automounted, but manually mounting the dir still
> reproduces the problem.

I got a similar report too, and was able to reproduce here with nfs4

We hit it at force_reval_path

From what I saw force_reval_path is never called with LOOKUP_RCU flag
set. Who calls force_reval_path is __do_follow_link, and
__do_follow_link is called from do_filp_open and do_follow_link. When
do_filp_open calls it, it already dropped LOOKUP_RCU (if path rcu lookup
didn't work). do_follow_link also calls it without LOOKUP_RCU set from
what I'm seeing, as before each do_follow_link call
nameidata_dentry_drop_rcu_maybe is called.

So simply removing again nameidata_drop_rcu from force_reval_path should
do it. I'm running now on this change and didn't experience the same bug
or other problems.

Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <>

diff --git a/fs/namei.c b/fs/namei.c
index ec4b2d0..7dcedbc 100644
--- a/fs/namei.c
+++ b/fs/namei.c
@@ -668,9 +668,7 @@ force_reval_path(struct path *path, struct nameidata *nd)
return 0;

if (!status) {
- /* Don't d_invalidate in rcu-walk mode */
- if (nameidata_drop_rcu(nd))
- return -ECHILD;
+ BUG_ON(nd->flags & LOOKUP_RCU);
status = -ESTALE;

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