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Subject[PATCH 4.9 088/191] block: nr_sects_write(): Disable preemption on seqcount write
From: "Ahmed S. Darwish" <>

[ Upstream commit 15b81ce5abdc4b502aa31dff2d415b79d2349d2f ]

For optimized block readers not holding a mutex, the "number of sectors"
64-bit value is protected from tearing on 32-bit architectures by a
sequence counter.

Disable preemption before entering that sequence counter's write side
critical section. Otherwise, the read side can preempt the write side
section and spin for the entire scheduler tick. If the reader belongs to
a real-time scheduling class, it can spin forever and the kernel will

Fixes: c83f6bf98dc1 ("block: add partition resize function to blkpg ioctl")
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <>
Reviewed-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
include/linux/genhd.h | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/genhd.h b/include/linux/genhd.h
index 3c99fb6727cac..12a2f5ac51c97 100644
--- a/include/linux/genhd.h
+++ b/include/linux/genhd.h
@@ -716,9 +716,11 @@ static inline sector_t part_nr_sects_read(struct hd_struct *part)
static inline void part_nr_sects_write(struct hd_struct *part, sector_t size)
#if BITS_PER_LONG==32 && defined(CONFIG_LBDAF) && defined(CONFIG_SMP)
+ preempt_disable();
part->nr_sects = size;
+ preempt_enable();
#elif BITS_PER_LONG==32 && defined(CONFIG_LBDAF) && defined(CONFIG_PREEMPT)
part->nr_sects = size;
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