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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ubifs: Kill unneeded locking in ubifs_init_security
On 07/08/2015 05:46 PM, Richard Weinberger wrote:
> Fixes the following lockdep splat:
> [ 1.244527] =============================================
> [ 1.245193] [ INFO: possible recursive locking detected ]
> [ 1.245193] 4.2.0-rc1+ #37 Not tainted
> [ 1.245193] ---------------------------------------------
> [ 1.245193] cp/742 is trying to acquire lock:
> [ 1.245193] (&sb->s_type->i_mutex_key#9){+.+.+.}, at: [<ffffffff812b3f69>] ubifs_init_security+0x29/0xb0
> [ 1.245193]
> [ 1.245193] but task is already holding lock:
> [ 1.245193] (&sb->s_type->i_mutex_key#9){+.+.+.}, at: [<ffffffff81198e7f>] path_openat+0x3af/0x1280
> [ 1.245193]
> [ 1.245193] other info that might help us debug this:
> [ 1.245193] Possible unsafe locking scenario:
> [ 1.245193]
> [ 1.245193] CPU0
> [ 1.245193] ----
> [ 1.245193] lock(&sb->s_type->i_mutex_key#9);
> [ 1.245193] lock(&sb->s_type->i_mutex_key#9);
> [ 1.245193]
> [ 1.245193] *** DEADLOCK ***
> [ 1.245193]
> [ 1.245193] May be due to missing lock nesting notation
> [ 1.245193]
> [ 1.245193] 2 locks held by cp/742:
> [ 1.245193] #0: (sb_writers#5){.+.+.+}, at: [<ffffffff811ad37f>] mnt_want_write+0x1f/0x50
> [ 1.245193] #1: (&sb->s_type->i_mutex_key#9){+.+.+.}, at: [<ffffffff81198e7f>] path_openat+0x3af/0x1280
> [ 1.245193]
> [ 1.245193] stack backtrace:
> [ 1.245193] CPU: 2 PID: 742 Comm: cp Not tainted 4.2.0-rc1+ #37
> [ 1.245193] Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS rel-1.7.5-0-ge51488c-20140816_022509-build35 04/01/2014
> [ 1.245193] ffffffff8252d530 ffff88007b023a38 ffffffff814f6f49 ffffffff810b56c5
> [ 1.245193] ffff88007c30cc80 ffff88007b023af8 ffffffff810a150d ffff88007b023a68
> [ 1.245193] 000000008101302a ffff880000000000 00000008f447e23f ffffffff8252d500
> [ 1.245193] Call Trace:
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff814f6f49>] dump_stack+0x4c/0x65
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff810b56c5>] ? console_unlock+0x1c5/0x510
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff810a150d>] __lock_acquire+0x1a6d/0x1ea0
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff8109fa78>] ? __lock_is_held+0x58/0x80
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff810a1a93>] lock_acquire+0xd3/0x270
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff812b3f69>] ? ubifs_init_security+0x29/0xb0
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff814fc83b>] mutex_lock_nested+0x6b/0x3a0
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff812b3f69>] ? ubifs_init_security+0x29/0xb0
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff812b3f69>] ? ubifs_init_security+0x29/0xb0
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff812b3f69>] ubifs_init_security+0x29/0xb0
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff8128e286>] ubifs_create+0xa6/0x1f0
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff81198e7f>] ? path_openat+0x3af/0x1280
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff81195d15>] vfs_create+0x95/0xc0
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff8119929c>] path_openat+0x7cc/0x1280
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff8109ffe3>] ? __lock_acquire+0x543/0x1ea0
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff81088f20>] ? sched_clock_cpu+0x90/0xc0
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff81088c00>] ? calc_global_load_tick+0x60/0x90
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff81088f20>] ? sched_clock_cpu+0x90/0xc0
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff811a9cef>] ? __alloc_fd+0xaf/0x180
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff8119ac55>] do_filp_open+0x75/0xd0
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff814ffd86>] ? _raw_spin_unlock+0x26/0x40
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff811a9cef>] ? __alloc_fd+0xaf/0x180
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff81189bd9>] do_sys_open+0x129/0x200
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff81189cc9>] SyS_open+0x19/0x20
> [ 1.245193] [<ffffffff81500717>] entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x12/0x6f
>
> While the lockdep splat is a false positive, becuase path_openat holds i_mutex
> of the parent directory and ubifs_init_security() tries to acquire i_mutex
> of a new inode, it reveals that taking i_mutex in ubifs_init_security() is
> in vain because it is only being called in the inode allocation path
> and therefore nobody else can see the inode yet.

Yes, makes sense to me.
Reviewed and Tested.

Thanx
Yang
>
> Reported-by: Boris Brezillon <boris.brezillon@free-electrons.com>
> Signed-off-by: Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at>
> ---
> fs/ubifs/xattr.c | 3 ---
> 1 file changed, 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/ubifs/xattr.c b/fs/ubifs/xattr.c
> index 96f3448..fd65b3f 100644
> --- a/fs/ubifs/xattr.c
> +++ b/fs/ubifs/xattr.c
> @@ -652,11 +652,8 @@ int ubifs_init_security(struct inode *dentry, struct inode *inode,
> {
> int err;
>
> - mutex_lock(&inode->i_mutex);
> err = security_inode_init_security(inode, dentry, qstr,
> &init_xattrs, 0);
> - mutex_unlock(&inode->i_mutex);
> -
> if (err) {
> struct ubifs_info *c = dentry->i_sb->s_fs_info;
> ubifs_err(c, "cannot initialize security for inode %lu, error %d",
>



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