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Subject[PATCH] xfs: clear PF_MEMALLOC before exiting xfsaild thread
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From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>

Leaving PF_MEMALLOC set when exiting a kthread causes it to remain set
during do_exit(). That can confuse things. For example, if BSD process
accounting is enabled, then it's possible for do_exit() to end up
calling ext4_write_inode(). That triggers the
WARN_ON_ONCE(current->flags & PF_MEMALLOC) there, as it assumes
(appropriately) that inodes aren't written when allocating memory.

This case was reported by syzbot at
https://lkml.kernel.org/r/0000000000000e7156059f751d7b@google.com.

Fix this in xfsaild() by using the helper functions to save and restore
PF_MEMALLOC.

Reported-by: syzbot+1f9dc49e8de2582d90c2@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>
---
fs/xfs/xfs_trans_ail.c | 4 +++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_trans_ail.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_trans_ail.c
index 00cc5b8734be..3bc570c90ad9 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_trans_ail.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_trans_ail.c
@@ -529,8 +529,9 @@ xfsaild(
{
struct xfs_ail *ailp = data;
long tout = 0; /* milliseconds */
+ unsigned int noreclaim_flag;

- current->flags |= PF_MEMALLOC;
+ noreclaim_flag = memalloc_noreclaim_save();
set_freezable();

while (1) {
@@ -601,6 +602,7 @@ xfsaild(
tout = xfsaild_push(ailp);
}

+ memalloc_noreclaim_restore(noreclaim_flag);
return 0;
}

--
2.25.1
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