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[RFC] powerpc/spufs: fix gang destruction vs readdir("/spu") race

Message ID 1221727767.137344.685272968033.1.gpush@pingu
State Under Review
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Jeremy Kerr Sept. 18, 2008, 8:49 a.m. UTC
At present, there seems to be a race with SPU gang destruction and
calling dcache_readdir on the top level directory of a spufs mount.
dcache_readdir expects the parent directory's inode to be locked for any
operations that remove subdirs, but this isn't true for the spufs
gang destruction path:

 sys_close -> gang->file_operations->dcache_dir_close() -> dput()

This dput() will cause the gang's dentry to be unhashed without the
parent's dcache mutex held. This breaks dcache_readdir's assumption
about locked dentries.

This change uses a spufs-specific file_operations->release callback for
gangs, which does an explicit d_drop() with the parent's mutex held.

However, we do end up changing the dentry lifetime semantics for SPU
gangs.  Currently, the dentry will still be present for a gang that has
been close()ed, but still has active contexts. With this change, the
gang may be unhashed (and so not appear in readdir("/spu")), but still
have active contexts.

However, I believe that this lifetime behaviour is more consistent with
non-gang SPU contexts at the moment - contexts are unhashed at close()

Signed-off-by: Jeremy Kerr <jk@ozlabs.org>
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diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/inode.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/inode.c
index 690ca7b..555fc19 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/inode.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/inode.c
@@ -548,6 +548,30 @@  out:
 	return ret;
+static int spufs_gang_close(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
+	struct dentry *dir;
+	struct inode *parent;
+	dir = file->f_path.dentry;
+	parent = dir->d_parent->d_inode;
+	mutex_lock_nested(&parent->i_mutex, I_MUTEX_PARENT);
+	d_drop(dir);
+	mutex_unlock(&parent->i_mutex);
+	return dcache_dir_close(inode, file);
+const struct file_operations spufs_gang_fops = {
+	.open		= dcache_dir_open,
+	.release	= spufs_gang_close,
+	.llseek		= dcache_dir_lseek,
+	.read		= generic_read_dir,
+	.readdir	= dcache_readdir,
+	.fsync		= simple_sync_file,
 static int spufs_gang_open(struct dentry *dentry, struct vfsmount *mnt)
 	int ret;
@@ -567,7 +591,7 @@  static int spufs_gang_open(struct dentry *dentry, struct vfsmount *mnt)
 		goto out;
-	filp->f_op = &simple_dir_operations;
+	filp->f_op = &spufs_gang_fops;
 	fd_install(ret, filp);
 	return ret;