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authorJiufei Xue <jiufei.xue@linux.alibaba.com>2019-05-17 14:31:44 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2019-05-18 15:52:26 -0700
commitec084de929e419e51bcdafaafe567d9e7d0273b7 (patch)
parentmm/compaction.c: correct zone boundary handling when isolating pages from a pageblock (diff)
fs/writeback.c: use rcu_barrier() to wait for inflight wb switches going into workqueue when umount
synchronize_rcu() didn't wait for call_rcu() callbacks, so inode wb switch may not go to the workqueue after synchronize_rcu(). Thus previous scheduled switches was not finished even flushing the workqueue, which will cause a NULL pointer dereferenced followed below. VFS: Busy inodes after unmount of vdd. Self-destruct in 5 seconds. Have a nice day... BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000278 evict+0xb3/0x180 iput+0x1b0/0x230 inode_switch_wbs_work_fn+0x3c0/0x6a0 worker_thread+0x4e/0x490 ? process_one_work+0x410/0x410 kthread+0xe6/0x100 ret_from_fork+0x39/0x50 Replace the synchronize_rcu() call with a rcu_barrier() to wait for all pending callbacks to finish. And inc isw_nr_in_flight after call_rcu() in inode_switch_wbs() to make more sense. Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190429024108.54150-1-jiufei.xue@linux.alibaba.com Signed-off-by: Jiufei Xue <jiufei.xue@linux.alibaba.com> Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Suggested-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/fs/fs-writeback.c b/fs/fs-writeback.c
index 36855c1f8daf..b16645b417d9 100644
--- a/fs/fs-writeback.c
+++ b/fs/fs-writeback.c
@@ -523,8 +523,6 @@ static void inode_switch_wbs(struct inode *inode, int new_wb_id)
isw->inode = inode;
- atomic_inc(&isw_nr_in_flight);
* In addition to synchronizing among switchers, I_WB_SWITCH tells
* the RCU protected stat update paths to grab the i_page
@@ -532,6 +530,9 @@ static void inode_switch_wbs(struct inode *inode, int new_wb_id)
* Let's continue after I_WB_SWITCH is guaranteed to be visible.
call_rcu(&isw->rcu_head, inode_switch_wbs_rcu_fn);
+ atomic_inc(&isw_nr_in_flight);
goto out_unlock;
@@ -901,7 +902,11 @@ restart:
void cgroup_writeback_umount(void)
if (atomic_read(&isw_nr_in_flight)) {
- synchronize_rcu();
+ /*
+ * Use rcu_barrier() to wait for all pending callbacks to
+ * ensure that all in-flight wb switches are in the workqueue.
+ */
+ rcu_barrier();