Patchwork [019/150] btrfs: use rcu_barrier() to wait for bdev puts at unmount

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Submitter Luis Henriques
Date March 26, 2013, 3:18 p.m.
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Luis Henriques - March 26, 2013, 3:18 p.m. -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Eric Sandeen <>

commit bc178622d40d87e75abc131007342429c9b03351 upstream.

Doing this would reliably fail with -EBUSY for me:

unable to open /dev/sdb2: Device or resource busy

because mkfs.btrfs tries to open the device O_EXCL, and somebody still has it.

Using systemtap to track bdev gets & puts shows a kworker thread doing a
blkdev put after mkfs attempts a get; this is left over from the unmount

		call_rcu(&device->rcu, free_device);
				INIT_WORK(&device->rcu_work, __free_device);

so unmount might complete before __free_device fires & does its blkdev_put.

Adding an rcu_barrier() to btrfs_close_devices() causes unmount to wait
until all blkdev_put()s are done, and the device is truly free once
unmount completes.

Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <>
Signed-off-by: Josef Bacik <>
Signed-off-by: Chris Mason <>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <>
 fs/btrfs/volumes.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)


diff --git a/fs/btrfs/volumes.c b/fs/btrfs/volumes.c
index 2208f0f..446896d 100644
--- a/fs/btrfs/volumes.c
+++ b/fs/btrfs/volumes.c
@@ -609,6 +609,12 @@  int btrfs_close_devices(struct btrfs_fs_devices *fs_devices)
+	/*
+	 * Wait for rcu kworkers under __btrfs_close_devices
+	 * to finish all blkdev_puts so device is really
+	 * free when umount is done.
+	 */
+	rcu_barrier();
 	return ret;