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SubjectRe: [PATCH] block: kill loop_mutex
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On Friday, February 25, 2011 07:57:29 pm Petr Uzel wrote:
> Following steps lead to deadlock in kernel:
>
> dd if=/dev/zero of=img bs=512 count=1000
> losetup -f img
> mkfs.ext2 /dev/loop0
> mount -t ext2 -o loop /dev/loop0 mnt
> umount mnt/
>
> Stacktrace:
> [<c102ec04>] irq_exit+0x36/0x59
> [<c101502c>] smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x6b/0x75
> [<c127f639>] apic_timer_interrupt+0x31/0x38
> [<c101df88>] mutex_spin_on_owner+0x54/0x5b
> [<fe2250e9>] lo_release+0x12/0x67 [loop]
> [<c10c4eae>] __blkdev_put+0x7c/0x10c
> [<c10a4da5>] fput+0xd5/0x1aa
> [<fe2250cf>] loop_clr_fd+0x1a9/0x1b1 [loop]
> [<fe225110>] lo_release+0x39/0x67 [loop]
> [<c10c4eae>] __blkdev_put+0x7c/0x10c
> [<c10a59d9>] deactivate_locked_super+0x17/0x36
> [<c10b6f37>] sys_umount+0x27e/0x2a5
> [<c10b6f69>] sys_oldumount+0xb/0xe
> [<c1002897>] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x26
> [<ffffffff>] 0xffffffff
>
> Regression since 2a48fc0ab24241755dc9, which introduced the private
> loop_mutex as part of the BKL removal process.
>
> As per [1], the mutex can be safely removed.
>
> [1] http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/linux/kernel/1341930
>
> Addresses: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=669394
> Addresses: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29172
>

BKL was recursive, but the loop_mutex is not, which results in the hang during
umount in case of loop over loop with LO_FLAGS_AUTOCLEAR .

And I don't see any need for loop_mutex.

> Signed-off-by: Petr Uzel <petr.uzel@suse.cz>

Reviewed-by: Nikanth Karthikesan <knikanth@suse.de>

> ---
> drivers/block/loop.c | 5 -----
> 1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/block/loop.c b/drivers/block/loop.c
> index 49e6a54..dbf31ec 100644
> --- a/drivers/block/loop.c
> +++ b/drivers/block/loop.c
> @@ -78,7 +78,6 @@
>
> #include <asm/uaccess.h>
>
> -static DEFINE_MUTEX(loop_mutex);
> static LIST_HEAD(loop_devices);
> static DEFINE_MUTEX(loop_devices_mutex);
>
> @@ -1501,11 +1500,9 @@ static int lo_open(struct block_device *bdev,
> fmode_t mode) {
> struct loop_device *lo = bdev->bd_disk->private_data;
>
> - mutex_lock(&loop_mutex);
> mutex_lock(&lo->lo_ctl_mutex);
> lo->lo_refcnt++;
> mutex_unlock(&lo->lo_ctl_mutex);
> - mutex_unlock(&loop_mutex);
>
> return 0;
> }
> @@ -1515,7 +1512,6 @@ static int lo_release(struct gendisk *disk, fmode_t
> mode) struct loop_device *lo = disk->private_data;
> int err;
>
> - mutex_lock(&loop_mutex);
> mutex_lock(&lo->lo_ctl_mutex);
>
> if (--lo->lo_refcnt)
> @@ -1540,7 +1536,6 @@ static int lo_release(struct gendisk *disk, fmode_t
> mode) out:
> mutex_unlock(&lo->lo_ctl_mutex);
> out_unlocked:
> - mutex_unlock(&loop_mutex);
> return 0;
> }


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