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authorMichal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>2017-05-03 14:53:09 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2017-05-03 15:52:09 -0700
commit7e7844226f1053236b6f6d5d122a06509fb14fd9 (patch)
treee0053ee42e2109876c662261ee3d204df8fb4c59 /lib
parent6d7225f0cc1a1fc32cf5dd01b4ab4b8a34c7cdb4 (diff)
lockdep: allow to disable reclaim lockup detection
The current implementation of the reclaim lockup detection can lead to false positives and those even happen and usually lead to tweak the code to silence the lockdep by using GFP_NOFS even though the context can use __GFP_FS just fine. See http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20160512080321.GA18496@dastard as an example. ================================= [ INFO: inconsistent lock state ] 4.5.0-rc2+ #4 Tainted: G O --------------------------------- inconsistent {RECLAIM_FS-ON-R} -> {IN-RECLAIM_FS-W} usage. kswapd0/543 [HC0[0]:SC0[0]:HE1:SE1] takes: (&xfs_nondir_ilock_class){++++-+}, at: xfs_ilock+0x177/0x200 [xfs] {RECLAIM_FS-ON-R} state was registered at: mark_held_locks+0x79/0xa0 lockdep_trace_alloc+0xb3/0x100 kmem_cache_alloc+0x33/0x230 kmem_zone_alloc+0x81/0x120 [xfs] xfs_refcountbt_init_cursor+0x3e/0xa0 [xfs] __xfs_refcount_find_shared+0x75/0x580 [xfs] xfs_refcount_find_shared+0x84/0xb0 [xfs] xfs_getbmap+0x608/0x8c0 [xfs] xfs_vn_fiemap+0xab/0xc0 [xfs] do_vfs_ioctl+0x498/0x670 SyS_ioctl+0x79/0x90 entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x12/0x6f CPU0 ---- lock(&xfs_nondir_ilock_class); <Interrupt> lock(&xfs_nondir_ilock_class); *** DEADLOCK *** 3 locks held by kswapd0/543: stack backtrace: CPU: 0 PID: 543 Comm: kswapd0 Tainted: G O 4.5.0-rc2+ #4 Call Trace: lock_acquire+0xd8/0x1e0 down_write_nested+0x5e/0xc0 xfs_ilock+0x177/0x200 [xfs] xfs_reflink_cancel_cow_range+0x150/0x300 [xfs] xfs_fs_evict_inode+0xdc/0x1e0 [xfs] evict+0xc5/0x190 dispose_list+0x39/0x60 prune_icache_sb+0x4b/0x60 super_cache_scan+0x14f/0x1a0 shrink_slab.part.63.constprop.79+0x1e9/0x4e0 shrink_zone+0x15e/0x170 kswapd+0x4f1/0xa80 kthread+0xf2/0x110 ret_from_fork+0x3f/0x70 To quote Dave: "Ignoring whether reflink should be doing anything or not, that's a "xfs_refcountbt_init_cursor() gets called both outside and inside transactions" lockdep false positive case. The problem here is lockdep has seen this allocation from within a transaction, hence a GFP_NOFS allocation, and now it's seeing it in a GFP_KERNEL context. Also note that we have an active reference to this inode. So, because the reclaim annotations overload the interrupt level detections and it's seen the inode ilock been taken in reclaim ("interrupt") context, this triggers a reclaim context warning where it thinks it is unsafe to do this allocation in GFP_KERNEL context holding the inode ilock..." This sounds like a fundamental problem of the reclaim lock detection. It is really impossible to annotate such a special usecase IMHO unless the reclaim lockup detection is reworked completely. Until then it is much better to provide a way to add "I know what I am doing flag" and mark problematic places. This would prevent from abusing GFP_NOFS flag which has a runtime effect even on configurations which have lockdep disabled. Introduce __GFP_NOLOCKDEP flag which tells the lockdep gfp tracking to skip the current allocation request. While we are at it also make sure that the radix tree doesn't accidentaly override tags stored in the upper part of the gfp_mask. Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170306131408.9828-3-mhocko@kernel.org Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com> Suggested-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org> Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> Cc: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com> Cc: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> Cc: Chris Mason <clm@fb.com> Cc: David Sterba <dsterba@suse.cz> Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Cc: Brian Foster <bfoster@redhat.com> Cc: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@oracle.com> Cc: Nikolay Borisov <nborisov@suse.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'lib')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/lib/radix-tree.c b/lib/radix-tree.c
index 691a9ad48497..898e87998417 100644
--- a/lib/radix-tree.c
+++ b/lib/radix-tree.c
@@ -2284,6 +2284,8 @@ static int radix_tree_cpu_dead(unsigned int cpu)
void __init radix_tree_init(void)
int ret;
radix_tree_node_cachep = kmem_cache_create("radix_tree_node",
sizeof(struct radix_tree_node), 0,

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