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authorTrond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com>2013-01-04 12:23:21 -0500
committerTrond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com>2013-01-04 12:53:59 -0500
commitc6567ed1402c55e19b012e66a8398baec2a726f3 (patch)
treeab6e59ecaacae821c6b6557e33e56a3c6a711803 /net
parente25fbe380c4e3c09afa98bcdcd9d3921443adab8 (diff)
SUNRPC: Ensure that we free the rpc_task after cleanups are done
This patch ensures that we free the rpc_task after the cleanup callbacks are done in order to avoid a deadlock problem that can be triggered if the callback needs to wait for another workqueue item to complete. Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com> Cc: Weston Andros Adamson <dros@netapp.com> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Cc: Bruce Fields <bfields@fieldses.org> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Diffstat (limited to 'net')
-rw-r--r--net/sunrpc/sched.c27
1 files changed, 23 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/net/sunrpc/sched.c b/net/sunrpc/sched.c
index d17a704aaf5..b4133bd1391 100644
--- a/net/sunrpc/sched.c
+++ b/net/sunrpc/sched.c
@@ -934,16 +934,35 @@ struct rpc_task *rpc_new_task(const struct rpc_task_setup *setup_data)
return task;
}
+/*
+ * rpc_free_task - release rpc task and perform cleanups
+ *
+ * Note that we free up the rpc_task _after_ rpc_release_calldata()
+ * in order to work around a workqueue dependency issue.
+ *
+ * Tejun Heo states:
+ * "Workqueue currently considers two work items to be the same if they're
+ * on the same address and won't execute them concurrently - ie. it
+ * makes a work item which is queued again while being executed wait
+ * for the previous execution to complete.
+ *
+ * If a work function frees the work item, and then waits for an event
+ * which should be performed by another work item and *that* work item
+ * recycles the freed work item, it can create a false dependency loop.
+ * There really is no reliable way to detect this short of verifying
+ * every memory free."
+ *
+ */
static void rpc_free_task(struct rpc_task *task)
{
- const struct rpc_call_ops *tk_ops = task->tk_ops;
- void *calldata = task->tk_calldata;
+ unsigned short tk_flags = task->tk_flags;
+
+ rpc_release_calldata(task->tk_ops, task->tk_calldata);
- if (task->tk_flags & RPC_TASK_DYNAMIC) {
+ if (tk_flags & RPC_TASK_DYNAMIC) {
dprintk("RPC: %5u freeing task\n", task->tk_pid);
mempool_free(task, rpc_task_mempool);
}
- rpc_release_calldata(tk_ops, calldata);
}
static void rpc_async_release(struct work_struct *work)