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* FAILED: patch "[PATCH] mm/z3fold.c: fix z3fold_destroy_pool() ordering" failed to apply to 4.14-stable tree
@ 2019-08-16 10:02 gregkh
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From: gregkh @ 2019-08-16 10:02 UTC (permalink / raw)
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	stable, tglx, torvalds, viro, vitaly.vul, vitalywool
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The patch below does not apply to the 4.14-stable tree.
If someone wants it applied there, or to any other stable or longterm
tree, then please email the backport, including the original git commit
id to <>.


greg k-h

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From 6051d3bd3b91e96c59e62b8be2dba1cc2b19ee40 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Henry Burns <>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:37:21 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] mm/z3fold.c: fix z3fold_destroy_pool() ordering

The constraint from the zpool use of z3fold_destroy_pool() is there are
no outstanding handles to memory (so no active allocations), but it is
possible for there to be outstanding work on either of the two wqs in
the pool.

If there is work queued on pool->compact_workqueue when it is called,
z3fold_destroy_pool() will do:

             __release_z3fold_page(zhdr, ...)
               queue_work_on(pool->release_wq, &pool->work) *BOOM*

So compact_wq needs to be destroyed before release_wq.

Fixes: 5d03a6613957 ("mm/z3fold.c: use kref to prevent page free/compact race")
Signed-off-by: Henry Burns <>
Reviewed-by: Shakeel Butt <>
Reviewed-by: Jonathan Adams <>
Cc: Vitaly Vul <>
Cc: Vitaly Wool <>
Cc: David Howells <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
Cc: Al Viro <
Cc: Henry Burns <>
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>

diff --git a/mm/z3fold.c b/mm/z3fold.c
index 1a029a7432ee..43de92f52961 100644
--- a/mm/z3fold.c
+++ b/mm/z3fold.c
@@ -818,8 +818,15 @@ static void z3fold_destroy_pool(struct z3fold_pool *pool)
-	destroy_workqueue(pool->release_wq);
+	/*
+	 * We need to destroy pool->compact_wq before pool->release_wq,
+	 * as any pending work on pool->compact_wq will call
+	 * queue_work(pool->release_wq, &pool->work).
+	 */
+	destroy_workqueue(pool->release_wq);

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