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[BUG,1/4] ext3: fix a cause of __schedule_bug via blkdev_releasepage

Message ID 20081202200647.72cc5807.toshi.okajima@jp.fujitsu.com
State Superseded, archived
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Toshiyuki Okajima Dec. 2, 2008, 11:06 a.m. UTC
ext3: fix a cause of __schedule_bug via blkdev_releasepage
From: Toshiyuki Okajima <toshi.okajima@jp.fujitsu.com>

A cause of this problem is calling log_wait_commit() on 
journal_try_to_free_buffers() with a read-lock via blkdev_releasepage(). This 
logic is for uncommitted data buffers. And a read/write-lock is required for a 
client usage of blkdev_releasepage.

By the way, we want to release only metadata buffers on ext3_release_metadata().
Because a page which binds to blkdev is used as metadata for ext3.

Therefore we don't need to wait for a commit on journal_try_to_free_buffers() 
via ext3_release_matadata().
As a result, we add a journal_try_to_free_metadata_buffers() almost same 
as journal_try_to_free_buffers() except not calling log_wait_commit.
So, we change journal_try_to_free_buffers() with 
journal_try_to_free_metadata_buffers().

This issue was reported by Aneesh Kumar K.V.
http://marc.info/?l=linux-ext4&m=122814568309893&w=2

Reported-by: "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Toshiyuki Okajima <toshi.okajima@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> 
Cc: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
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 fs/ext3/inode.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff -Nurp linux-2.6.28-rc6/fs/ext3/inode.c linux-2.6.28-rc6.2/fs/ext3/inode.c
--- linux-2.6.28-rc6/fs/ext3/inode.c	2008-12-02 09:32:27.000000000 +0900
+++ linux-2.6.28-rc6.2/fs/ext3/inode.c	2008-12-02 10:19:53.000000000 +0900
@@ -1696,7 +1696,7 @@  int ext3_release_metadata(void *client, 
 	BUG_ON(EXT3_SB(sb) == NULL);
 	journal = EXT3_SB(sb)->s_journal;
 	if (journal != NULL)
-		return journal_try_to_free_buffers(journal, page, wait);
+		return journal_try_to_free_metadata_buffers(journal, page, wait);
 	else
 		return try_to_free_buffers(page);
 }