ext4: fix a potential fiemap/page fault deadlock w/ inline_data

Message ID 20181225055653.9382-1-tytso@mit.edu
State New
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  • ext4: fix a potential fiemap/page fault deadlock w/ inline_data
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Theodore Ts'o Dec. 25, 2018, 5:56 a.m.
The ext4_inline_data_fiemap() function calls fiemap_fill_next_extent()
while still holding the xattr semaphore.  This is not necessary and it
triggers a circular lockdep warning.  This is because
fiemap_fill_next_extent() could trigger a page fault when it writes
into page which triggers a page fault.  If that page is mmaped from
the inline file in question, this could very well result in a
deadlock.

This problem can be reproduced using generic/519 with a file system
configuration which has the inline_data feature enabled.

Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
Cc: stable@kernel.org
---
 fs/ext4/inline.c | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/fs/ext4/inline.c b/fs/ext4/inline.c
index 27373d88b5f0..56f6e1782d5f 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/inline.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/inline.c
@@ -1890,12 +1890,12 @@  int ext4_inline_data_fiemap(struct inode *inode,
 	physical += (char *)ext4_raw_inode(&iloc) - iloc.bh->b_data;
 	physical += offsetof(struct ext4_inode, i_block);
 
-	if (physical)
-		error = fiemap_fill_next_extent(fieinfo, start, physical,
-						inline_len, flags);
 	brelse(iloc.bh);
 out:
 	up_read(&EXT4_I(inode)->xattr_sem);
+	if (physical)
+		error = fiemap_fill_next_extent(fieinfo, start, physical,
+						inline_len, flags);
 	return (error < 0 ? error : 0);
 }