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authorDan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>2016-07-31 11:15:13 -0700
committerJens Axboe <axboe@fb.com>2016-08-04 14:19:16 -0600
commitdf08c32ce3be5be138c1dbfcba203314a3a7cd6f (patch)
parentblk-mq: Allow timeouts to run while queue is freezing (diff)
block: fix bdi vs gendisk lifetime mismatch
The name for a bdi of a gendisk is derived from the gendisk's devt. However, since the gendisk is destroyed before the bdi it leaves a window where a new gendisk could dynamically reuse the same devt while a bdi with the same name is still live. Arrange for the bdi to hold a reference against its "owner" disk device while it is registered. Otherwise we can hit sysfs duplicate name collisions like the following: WARNING: CPU: 10 PID: 2078 at fs/sysfs/dir.c:31 sysfs_warn_dup+0x64/0x80 sysfs: cannot create duplicate filename '/devices/virtual/bdi/259:1' Hardware name: HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8, BIOS P79 05/06/2015 0000000000000286 0000000002c04ad5 ffff88006f24f970 ffffffff8134caec ffff88006f24f9c0 0000000000000000 ffff88006f24f9b0 ffffffff8108c351 0000001f0000000c ffff88105d236000 ffff88105d1031e0 ffff8800357427f8 Call Trace: [<ffffffff8134caec>] dump_stack+0x63/0x87 [<ffffffff8108c351>] __warn+0xd1/0xf0 [<ffffffff8108c3cf>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x5f/0x80 [<ffffffff812a0d34>] sysfs_warn_dup+0x64/0x80 [<ffffffff812a0e1e>] sysfs_create_dir_ns+0x7e/0x90 [<ffffffff8134faaa>] kobject_add_internal+0xaa/0x320 [<ffffffff81358d4e>] ? vsnprintf+0x34e/0x4d0 [<ffffffff8134ff55>] kobject_add+0x75/0xd0 [<ffffffff816e66b2>] ? mutex_lock+0x12/0x2f [<ffffffff8148b0a5>] device_add+0x125/0x610 [<ffffffff8148b788>] device_create_groups_vargs+0xd8/0x100 [<ffffffff8148b7cc>] device_create_vargs+0x1c/0x20 [<ffffffff811b775c>] bdi_register+0x8c/0x180 [<ffffffff811b7877>] bdi_register_dev+0x27/0x30 [<ffffffff813317f5>] add_disk+0x175/0x4a0 Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> Reported-by: Yi Zhang <yizhan@redhat.com> Tested-by: Yi Zhang <yizhan@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> Fixed up missing 0 return in bdi_register_owner(). Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@fb.com>
Diffstat (limited to '')
4 files changed, 22 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/block/genhd.c b/block/genhd.c
index 0ad879655f82..fcd6d4fae657 100644
--- a/block/genhd.c
+++ b/block/genhd.c
@@ -614,7 +614,7 @@ void device_add_disk(struct device *parent, struct gendisk *disk)
/* Register BDI before referencing it from bdev */
bdi = &disk->queue->backing_dev_info;
- bdi_register_dev(bdi, disk_devt(disk));
+ bdi_register_owner(bdi, disk_to_dev(disk));
blk_register_region(disk_devt(disk), disk->minors, NULL,
exact_match, exact_lock, disk);
diff --git a/include/linux/backing-dev-defs.h b/include/linux/backing-dev-defs.h
index 3f103076d0bf..c357f27d5483 100644
--- a/include/linux/backing-dev-defs.h
+++ b/include/linux/backing-dev-defs.h
@@ -163,6 +163,7 @@ struct backing_dev_info {
wait_queue_head_t wb_waitq;
struct device *dev;
+ struct device *owner;
struct timer_list laptop_mode_wb_timer;
diff --git a/include/linux/backing-dev.h b/include/linux/backing-dev.h
index 491a91717788..43b93a947e61 100644
--- a/include/linux/backing-dev.h
+++ b/include/linux/backing-dev.h
@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@ __printf(3, 4)
int bdi_register(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, struct device *parent,
const char *fmt, ...);
int bdi_register_dev(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, dev_t dev);
+int bdi_register_owner(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, struct device *owner);
void bdi_unregister(struct backing_dev_info *bdi);
int __must_check bdi_setup_and_register(struct backing_dev_info *, char *);
diff --git a/mm/backing-dev.c b/mm/backing-dev.c
index efe237742074..8fde443f36d7 100644
--- a/mm/backing-dev.c
+++ b/mm/backing-dev.c
@@ -825,6 +825,20 @@ int bdi_register_dev(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, dev_t dev)
+int bdi_register_owner(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, struct device *owner)
+ int rc;
+ rc = bdi_register(bdi, NULL, "%u:%u", MAJOR(owner->devt),
+ MINOR(owner->devt));
+ if (rc)
+ return rc;
+ bdi->owner = owner;
+ get_device(owner);
+ return 0;
* Remove bdi from bdi_list, and ensure that it is no longer visible
@@ -849,6 +863,11 @@ void bdi_unregister(struct backing_dev_info *bdi)
bdi->dev = NULL;
+ if (bdi->owner) {
+ put_device(bdi->owner);
+ bdi->owner = NULL;
+ }
void bdi_exit(struct backing_dev_info *bdi)