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SubjectRe: Hang due to nfs letting tasks freeze with locked inodes
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On Fri, 2016-07-08 at 14:22 +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Wed 06-07-16 18:07:18, Jeff Layton wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, 2016-07-06 at 12:46 -0500, Seth Forshee wrote:
> > >
> > > We're seeing a hang when freezing a container with an nfs bind mount while
> > > running iozone. Two iozone processes were hung with this stack trace.
> > >
> > >  [] schedule+0x35/0x80
> > >  [] schedule_preempt_disabled+0xe/0x10
> > >  [] __mutex_lock_slowpath+0xb9/0x130
> > >  [] mutex_lock+0x1f/0x30
> > >  [] do_unlinkat+0x12b/0x2d0
> > >  [] SyS_unlink+0x16/0x20
> > >  [] entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x16/0x71
> > >
> > > This seems to be due to another iozone thread frozen during unlink with
> > > this stack trace:
> > >
> > >  [] __refrigerator+0x7a/0x140
> > >  [] nfs4_handle_exception+0x118/0x130 [nfsv4]
> > >  [] nfs4_proc_remove+0x7d/0xf0 [nfsv4]
> > >  [] nfs_unlink+0x149/0x350 [nfs]
> > >  [] vfs_unlink+0xf1/0x1a0
> > >  [] do_unlinkat+0x279/0x2d0
> > >  [] SyS_unlink+0x16/0x20
> > >  [] entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x16/0x71
> > >
> > > Since nfs is allowing the thread to be frozen with the inode locked it's
> > > preventing other threads trying to lock the same inode from freezing. It
> > > seems like a bad idea for nfs to be doing this.
> > >
> > Yeah, known problem. Not a simple one to fix though.
> Apart from alternative Dave was mentioning in other email, what is the
> point to use freezable wait from this path in the first place?
>
> nfs4_handle_exception does nfs4_wait_clnt_recover from the same path and
> that does wait_on_bit_action with TASK_KILLABLE so we are waiting in two
> different modes from the same path AFAICS. There do not seem to be other
> callers of nfs4_delay outside of nfs4_handle_exception. Sounds like
> something is not quite right here to me. If the nfs4_delay did regular
> wait then the freezing would fail as well but at least it would be clear
> who is the culrprit rather than having an indirect dependency.

The codepaths involved there are a lot more complex than that
unfortunately.

nfs4_delay is the function that we use to handle the case where the
server returns NFS4ERR_DELAY. Basically telling us that it's too busy
right now or has some transient error and the client should retry after
a small, sliding delay.

That codepath could probably be made more freezer-safe. The typical
case however, is that we've sent a call and just haven't gotten a
reply. That's the trickier one to handle.

--
Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>

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