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authorKay Sievers <>2011-07-31 22:21:35 +0200
committerJens Axboe <>2011-07-31 22:21:35 +0200
commit05eb0f252b04aa94ace0794f73d56c6a02351d80 (patch)
tree51c86862b31a5d2361b54658d0b6e14ed03c9afc /block
parentd134b00b9acca3fb054d7c88a5f5d562ecbb42d1 (diff)
loop: fix deadlock when sysfs and LOOP_CLR_FD race against each other
LOOP_CLR_FD takes lo->lo_ctl_mutex and tries to remove the loop sysfs files. Sysfs calls show() and waits for lo->lo_ctl_mutex. LOOP_CLR_FD waits for show() to finish to remove the sysfs file. cat /sys/class/block/loop0/loop/backing_file mutex_lock_nested+0x176/0x350 ? loop_attr_do_show_backing_file+0x2f/0xd0 [loop] ? loop_attr_do_show_backing_file+0x2f/0xd0 [loop] loop_attr_do_show_backing_file+0x2f/0xd0 [loop] dev_attr_show+0x1b/0x60 ? sysfs_read_file+0x86/0x1a0 ? __get_free_pages+0x12/0x50 sysfs_read_file+0xaf/0x1a0 ioctl(LOOP_CLR_FD): wait_for_common+0x12c/0x180 ? try_to_wake_up+0x2a0/0x2a0 wait_for_completion+0x18/0x20 sysfs_deactivate+0x178/0x180 ? sysfs_addrm_finish+0x43/0x70 ? sysfs_addrm_start+0x1d/0x20 sysfs_addrm_finish+0x43/0x70 sysfs_hash_and_remove+0x85/0xa0 sysfs_remove_group+0x59/0x100 loop_clr_fd+0x1dc/0x3f0 [loop] lo_ioctl+0x223/0x7a0 [loop] Instead of taking the lo_ctl_mutex from sysfs code, take the inner lo->lo_lock, to protect the access to the backing_file data. Thanks to Tejun for help debugging and finding a solution. Cc: Milan Broz <> Cc: Tejun Heo <> Signed-off-by: Kay Sievers <> Cc: Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
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