[ 30/40] loopdev: fix a deadlock

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Mar 18 2013 - 17:14:43 EST

3.0-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Guo Chao <yan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit 5370019dc2d2c2ff90e95d181468071362934f3a upstream.

bd_mutex and lo_ctl_mutex can be held in different order.

Path #1:

__blkdev_get (hold bd_mutex)
lo_open (hold lo_ctl_mutex)

Path #2:

lo_ioctl (hold lo_ctl_mutex)
lo_set_capacity (hold bd_mutex)

Lockdep does not report it, because path #2 actually holds a subclass of
lo_ctl_mutex. This subclass seems creep into the code by mistake. The
patch author actually just mentioned it in the changelog, see commit
f028f3b2 ("loop: fix circular locking in loop_clr_fd()"), also see:


Path #2 hold bd_mutex to call bd_set_size(), I've protected it
with i_mutex in a previous patch, so drop bd_mutex at this site.

Signed-off-by: Guo Chao <yan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Guo Chao <yan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: M. Hindess <hindessm@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Nikanth Karthikesan <knikanth@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@xxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

drivers/block/loop.c | 2 --
1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/block/loop.c
+++ b/drivers/block/loop.c
@@ -1274,11 +1274,9 @@ static int loop_set_capacity(struct loop
/* the width of sector_t may be narrow for bit-shift */
sz = sec;
sz <<= 9;
- mutex_lock(&bdev->bd_mutex);
bd_set_size(bdev, sz);
/* let user-space know about the new size */
kobject_uevent(&disk_to_dev(bdev->bd_disk)->kobj, KOBJ_CHANGE);
- mutex_unlock(&bdev->bd_mutex);

return err;

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