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Subject[PATCH 4.4 028/241] fs/writeback.c: use rcu_barrier() to wait for inflight wb switches going into workqueue when umount
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From: Jiufei Xue <jiufei.xue@linux.alibaba.com>

commit ec084de929e419e51bcdafaafe567d9e7d0273b7 upstream.

synchronize_rcu() didn't wait for call_rcu() callbacks, so inode wb
switch may not go to the workqueue after synchronize_rcu(). Thus
previous scheduled switches was not finished even flushing the
workqueue, which will cause a NULL pointer dereferenced followed below.

VFS: Busy inodes after unmount of vdd. Self-destruct in 5 seconds. Have a nice day...
BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000278
evict+0xb3/0x180
iput+0x1b0/0x230
inode_switch_wbs_work_fn+0x3c0/0x6a0
worker_thread+0x4e/0x490
? process_one_work+0x410/0x410
kthread+0xe6/0x100
ret_from_fork+0x39/0x50

Replace the synchronize_rcu() call with a rcu_barrier() to wait for all
pending callbacks to finish. And inc isw_nr_in_flight after call_rcu()
in inode_switch_wbs() to make more sense.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190429024108.54150-1-jiufei.xue@linux.alibaba.com
Signed-off-by: Jiufei Xue <jiufei.xue@linux.alibaba.com>
Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Suggested-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
fs/fs-writeback.c | 11 ++++++++---
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/fs/fs-writeback.c
+++ b/fs/fs-writeback.c
@@ -530,8 +530,6 @@ static void inode_switch_wbs(struct inod
ihold(inode);
isw->inode = inode;

- atomic_inc(&isw_nr_in_flight);
-
/*
* In addition to synchronizing among switchers, I_WB_SWITCH tells
* the RCU protected stat update paths to grab the mapping's
@@ -539,6 +537,9 @@ static void inode_switch_wbs(struct inod
* Let's continue after I_WB_SWITCH is guaranteed to be visible.
*/
call_rcu(&isw->rcu_head, inode_switch_wbs_rcu_fn);
+
+ atomic_inc(&isw_nr_in_flight);
+
goto out_unlock;

out_free:
@@ -910,7 +911,11 @@ restart:
void cgroup_writeback_umount(void)
{
if (atomic_read(&isw_nr_in_flight)) {
- synchronize_rcu();
+ /*
+ * Use rcu_barrier() to wait for all pending callbacks to
+ * ensure that all in-flight wb switches are in the workqueue.
+ */
+ rcu_barrier();
flush_workqueue(isw_wq);
}
}

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