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SubjectRe: [v3 PATCH] rhashtable: Still do rehash when we get EEXIST
From: Herbert Xu <>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:39:52 +0800

> As it stands if a shrink is delayed because of an outstanding
> rehash, we will go into a rescheduling loop without ever doing
> the rehash.
> This patch fixes this by still carrying out the rehash and then
> rescheduling so that we can shrink after the completion of the
> rehash should it still be necessary.
> The return value of EEXIST captures this case and other cases
> (e.g., another thread expanded/rehashed the table at the same
> time) where we should still proceed with the rehash.
> Fixes: da20420f83ea ("rhashtable: Add nested tables")
> Reported-by: Josh Elsasser <>
> Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>

Applied and queued up for -stable, thanks Herbert.

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