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SubjectRe: possible deadlock in generic_file_write_iter (2)
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On 12/4/2017 5:33 PM, Jan Kara wrote:
> Hello,
>
> adding Peter and Byungchul to CC since the lockdep report just looks
> strange and cross-release seems to be involved. Guys, how did #5 get into
> the lock chain and what does put_ucounts() have to do with sb_writers
> there? Thanks!

Hello Jan,

In order to get full stack of #5, we have to pass a boot param,
"crossrelease_fullstack", to the kernel. Now that it only informs
put_ucounts() in the call trace, it's hard to find out what exactly
happened at that time, but I can tell #5 shows:

When acquire(sb_writers) in put_ucounts(), it was on the way to
complete((completion)&req.done) of wait_for_completion() in
devtmpfs_create_node().

If acquire(sb_writers) in put_ucounts() is stuck, then
wait_for_completion() in devtmpfs_create_node() would be also
stuck, since complete() being in the context of acquire(sb_writers)
cannot be called.

This is why cross-release added the lock chain.

--
Thanks,
Byungchul

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