Patchwork [3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "NFS: Fix calls to drop_nlink()" has been added to staging queue

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Submitter Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
Date Jan. 7, 2013, 8:39 p.m.
Message ID <1357591144-22704-1-git-send-email-herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - Jan. 7, 2013, 8:39 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    NFS: Fix calls to drop_nlink()

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:

 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/linux.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.5.y-queue

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable

Thanks.
-Herton

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From eb777b67a75b51080326ede4b26422b14d53a1e6 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:38:46 -0500
Subject: [PATCH] NFS: Fix calls to drop_nlink()

commit 1f018458b30b0d5c535c94e577aa0acbb92e1395 upstream.

It is almost always wrong for NFS to call drop_nlink() after removing a
file. What we really want is to mark the inode's attributes for
revalidation, and we want to ensure that the VFS drops it if we're
reasonably sure that this is the final unlink().
Do the former using the usual cache validity flags, and the latter
by testing if inode->i_nlink == 1, and clearing it in that case.

This also fixes the following warning reported by Neil Brown and
Jeff Layton (among others).

[634155.004438] WARNING:
at /home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/kernel-desktop-3.5.0/lin [634155.004442]
Hardware name: Latitude E6510 [634155.004577]  crc_itu_t crc32c_intel
snd_hwdep snd_pcm snd_timer snd soundcor [634155.004609] Pid: 13402, comm:
bash Tainted: G        W    3.5.0-36-desktop # [634155.004611] Call Trace:
[634155.004630]  [<ffffffff8100444a>] dump_trace+0xaa/0x2b0
[634155.004641]  [<ffffffff815a23dc>] dump_stack+0x69/0x6f
[634155.004653]  [<ffffffff81041a0b>] warn_slowpath_common+0x7b/0xc0
[634155.004662]  [<ffffffff811832e4>] drop_nlink+0x34/0x40
[634155.004687]  [<ffffffffa05bb6c3>] nfs_dentry_iput+0x33/0x70 [nfs]
[634155.004714]  [<ffffffff8118049e>] dput+0x12e/0x230
[634155.004726]  [<ffffffff8116b230>] __fput+0x170/0x230
[634155.004735]  [<ffffffff81167c0f>] filp_close+0x5f/0x90
[634155.004743]  [<ffffffff81167cd7>] sys_close+0x97/0x100
[634155.004754]  [<ffffffff815c3b39>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
[634155.004767]  [<00007f2a73a0d110>] 0x7f2a73a0d10f

Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com>
[ herton: unfuzz patch ]
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
---
 fs/nfs/dir.c |   11 ++++++-----
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

--
1.7.9.5

Patch

diff --git a/fs/nfs/dir.c b/fs/nfs/dir.c
index b1f3675..9ac9254 100644
--- a/fs/nfs/dir.c
+++ b/fs/nfs/dir.c
@@ -1242,11 +1242,14 @@  static int nfs_dentry_delete(const struct dentry *dentry)

 }

+/* Ensure that we revalidate inode->i_nlink */
 static void nfs_drop_nlink(struct inode *inode)
 {
 	spin_lock(&inode->i_lock);
-	if (inode->i_nlink > 0)
-		drop_nlink(inode);
+	/* drop the inode if we're reasonably sure this is the last link */
+	if (inode->i_nlink == 1)
+		clear_nlink(inode);
+	NFS_I(inode)->cache_validity |= NFS_INO_INVALID_ATTR;
 	spin_unlock(&inode->i_lock);
 }

@@ -1261,8 +1264,8 @@  static void nfs_dentry_iput(struct dentry *dentry, struct inode *inode)
 		NFS_I(inode)->cache_validity |= NFS_INO_INVALID_DATA;

 	if (dentry->d_flags & DCACHE_NFSFS_RENAMED) {
-		drop_nlink(inode);
 		nfs_complete_unlink(dentry, inode);
+		nfs_drop_nlink(inode);
 	}
 	iput(inode);
 }
@@ -1780,10 +1783,8 @@  static int nfs_safe_remove(struct dentry *dentry)
 	if (inode != NULL) {
 		nfs_inode_return_delegation(inode);
 		error = NFS_PROTO(dir)->remove(dir, &dentry->d_name);
-		/* The VFS may want to delete this inode */
 		if (error == 0)
 			nfs_drop_nlink(inode);
-		nfs_mark_for_revalidate(inode);
 	} else
 		error = NFS_PROTO(dir)->remove(dir, &dentry->d_name);
 	if (error == -ENOENT)