Re: BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context atkernel/rwsem.c:131 XFS? (was: Re: linux-next: Tree for October 17)

From: Dave Chinner
Date: Wed Oct 22 2008 - 04:28:55 EST

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 12:21:23PM +0400, Alexander Beregalov wrote:
> > Ah, OK, I see the problem, though I don't understand why I'm not
> > seeing the might_sleep() triggering all the time given that I always
> > build with:
> >
> > $ grep SLEEP .config
> >
> > Basically the above commit moved xfs_ilock() inside
> > radix_tree_preload()/radix_tree_preload_end(), which means we are
> > taking a rwsem() while we have an elevated preempt count. I'll
> > get a patch out to fix it.
> Could it cause the I/O dead lock or should I continue trying to reproduce it?

The deadlock wouldn't be produced by the same thing that
produced the sleeping-in-atomic warning. The missed unlock that
I also fixed in the patch I just sent could possibly have caused
that, but I'm just speculating on that...


Dave Chinner
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