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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
To: Andrey Borzenkov <arvidjaar@mail.ru>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, devfs@oss.sgi.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH][2.5.74] devfs lookup deadlock/stack corruption combined patch
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 14:00:10 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20030707140010.4268159f.akpm@osdl.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200307072306.15995.arvidjaar@mail.ru>

Andrey Borzenkov <arvidjaar@mail.ru> wrote:
>
> I finally hit a painfully trivial way to reproduce another long standing devfs 
> problem - deadlock between devfs_lookup and devfs_d_revalidate_wait.

uh.

> The current fix is to move re-acquire of i_sem after all 
> devfs_d_revalidate_wait waiters have been waked up.

Directory modifications appear to be under write_lock(&dir->u.dir.lock); so
that obvious problem is covered.  Your patch might introduce a race around
_devfs_get_vfs_inode() - two CPUs running that against the same inode at
the same time?

> Andrew, I slightly polished original stack corruption version to look more 
> consistent with the rest of devfs;

I think it's Lindent time.



  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-07 20:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <E198K0q-000Am8-00.arvidjaar-mail-ru@f23.mail.ru>
     [not found] ` <Pine.LNX.4.55.0304231157560.1309@marabou.research.att.com>
     [not found]   ` <Pine.LNX.4.55.0305050005230.1278@marabou.research.att.com>
2003-07-06 17:06     ` [PATCH][2.5.73] stack corruption in devfs_lookup Andrey Borzenkov
2003-07-06 19:03       ` Andrew Morton
     [not found]         ` <20030706175405.518f680d.akpm@osdl.org>
2003-07-07 19:06           ` [PATCH][2.5.74] devfs lookup deadlock/stack corruption combined patch Andrey Borzenkov
2003-07-07 21:00             ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2003-07-08 17:49               ` Andrey Borzenkov
2003-07-09  1:20                 ` Herbert Poetzl
2003-07-09  1:26                   ` Andrew Morton
2003-07-09  2:09                     ` Herbert Poetzl
2003-07-09 10:34                       ` Thierry Vignaud
2003-07-07 21:41             ` Pavel Roskin
2003-07-26 14:58         ` [PATCH][2.6.0-test1] redesign - stack corruption in devfs_lookup Andrey Borzenkov

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