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From: Donald Buczek <buczek@molgen.mpg.de>
To: Guoqing Jiang <guoqing.jiang@cloud.ionos.com>,
	Song Liu <song@kernel.org>,
	linux-raid@vger.kernel.org,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	it+raid@molgen.mpg.de
Subject: Re: md_raid: mdX_raid6 looping after sync_action "check" to "idle" transition
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2021 19:41:14 +0100
Message-ID: <7733de01-d1b0-e56f-db6a-137a752f7236@molgen.mpg.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1cdfceb6-f39b-70e1-3018-ea14dbe257d9@cloud.ionos.com>

Dear Guoqing,

On 08.02.21 15:53, Guoqing Jiang wrote:
> 
> 
> On 2/8/21 12:38, Donald Buczek wrote:
>>> 5. maybe don't hold reconfig_mutex when try to unregister sync_thread, like this.
>>>
>>>          /* resync has finished, collect result */
>>>          mddev_unlock(mddev);
>>>          md_unregister_thread(&mddev->sync_thread);
>>>          mddev_lock(mddev);
>>
>> As above: While we wait for the sync thread to terminate, wouldn't it be a problem, if another user space operation takes the mutex?
> 
> I don't think other places can be blocked while hold mutex, otherwise these places can cause potential deadlock. Please try above two lines change. And perhaps others have better idea.

Yes, this works. No deadlock after >11000 seconds,

(Time till deadlock from previous runs/seconds: 1723, 37, 434, 1265, 3500, 1136, 109, 1892, 1060, 664, 84, 315, 12, 820 )

Best
   Donald
> 
> Thanks,
> Guoqing

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Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-28 12:25 Donald Buczek
2020-11-30  2:06 ` Guoqing Jiang
2020-12-01  9:29   ` Donald Buczek
2020-12-02 17:28     ` Donald Buczek
2020-12-03  1:55       ` Guoqing Jiang
2020-12-03 11:42         ` Donald Buczek
2020-12-21 12:33           ` Donald Buczek
2021-01-19 11:30             ` Donald Buczek
2021-01-20 16:33               ` Guoqing Jiang
2021-01-23 13:04                 ` Donald Buczek
2021-01-25  8:54                   ` Donald Buczek
2021-01-25 21:32                     ` Donald Buczek
2021-01-26  0:44                       ` Guoqing Jiang
2021-01-26  9:50                         ` Donald Buczek
2021-01-26 11:14                           ` Guoqing Jiang
2021-01-26 12:58                             ` Donald Buczek
2021-01-26 14:06                               ` Guoqing Jiang
2021-01-26 16:05                                 ` Donald Buczek
2021-02-02 15:42                                   ` Guoqing Jiang
2021-02-08 11:38                                     ` Donald Buczek
2021-02-08 14:53                                       ` Guoqing Jiang
2021-02-08 18:41                                         ` Donald Buczek [this message]
2021-02-09  0:46                                           ` Guoqing Jiang
2021-02-09  9:24                                             ` Donald Buczek

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