[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "zram: Fix deadlock bug in partial read/write" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Tue Mar 5 18:51:41 UTC 2013


This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    zram: Fix deadlock bug in partial read/write

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.
-Luis

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>From adf6326501f943fe11257fddba70ffb2ba3809d4 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Minchan Kim <minchan at kernel.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:41:39 +0900
Subject: [PATCH] zram: Fix deadlock bug in partial read/write

commit 7e5a5104c6af709a8d97d5f4711e7c917761d464 upstream.

Now zram allocates new page with GFP_KERNEL in zram I/O path
if IO is partial. Unfortunately, It may cause deadlock with
reclaim path like below.

write_page from fs
fs_lock
allocation(GFP_KERNEL)
reclaim
pageout
				write_page from fs
				fs_lock <-- deadlock

This patch fixes it by using GFP_NOIO.  In read path, we
reorganize code flow so that kmap_atomic is called after the
GFP_NOIO allocation.

Acked-by: Jerome Marchand <jmarchand at redhat.com>
Acked-by: Nitin Gupta <ngupta at vflare.org>
[ penberg at kernel.org: don't use GFP_ATOMIC ]
Signed-off-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg at kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Minchan Kim <minchan at kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
---
 drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c b/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c
index 685d612..fb7f9fb 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c
@@ -235,7 +235,7 @@ static int zram_bvec_read(struct zram *zram, struct bio_vec *bvec,

 	if (is_partial_io(bvec)) {
 		/* Use  a temporary buffer to decompress the page */
-		uncmem = kmalloc(PAGE_SIZE, GFP_KERNEL);
+		uncmem = kmalloc(PAGE_SIZE, GFP_NOIO);
 		if (!uncmem) {
 			pr_info("Error allocating temp memory!\n");
 			return -ENOMEM;
@@ -330,7 +330,7 @@ static int zram_bvec_write(struct zram *zram, struct bio_vec *bvec, u32 index,
 		 * This is a partial IO. We need to read the full page
 		 * before to write the changes.
 		 */
-		uncmem = kmalloc(PAGE_SIZE, GFP_KERNEL);
+		uncmem = kmalloc(PAGE_SIZE, GFP_NOIO);
 		if (!uncmem) {
 			pr_info("Error allocating temp memory!\n");
 			ret = -ENOMEM;
--
1.8.1.2





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