[3.16.y-ckt stable] Patch "NFSv4: Don't call put_rpccred() under the rcu_read_lock()" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Thu Mar 19 10:12:57 UTC 2015

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

    NFSv4: Don't call put_rpccred() under the rcu_read_lock()

to the linux-3.16.y-queue branch of the 3.16.y-ckt extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.16.7-ckt9.

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

For more information about the 3.16.y-ckt tree, see



>From 4f141c10184dfc3fc2a3327e60900c1c9ba0ec93 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust at primarydata.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:54:46 -0500
Subject: NFSv4: Don't call put_rpccred() under the rcu_read_lock()

commit 7c0af9ffb7bb4e5355470fa60b3eb711ddf226fa upstream.

put_rpccred() can sleep.

Fixes: 8f649c3762547 ("NFSv4: Fix the locking in nfs_inode_reclaim_delegation()")
Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust at primarydata.com>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 fs/nfs/delegation.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/nfs/delegation.c b/fs/nfs/delegation.c
index 3ed1be9aade3..2ea3537b8bde 100644
--- a/fs/nfs/delegation.c
+++ b/fs/nfs/delegation.c
@@ -161,8 +161,8 @@ void nfs_inode_reclaim_delegation(struct inode *inode, struct rpc_cred *cred,
 			NFS_I(inode)->delegation_state = delegation->type;
-			put_rpccred(oldcred);
+			put_rpccred(oldcred);
 			trace_nfs4_reclaim_delegation(inode, res->delegation_type);
 		} else {
 			/* We appear to have raced with a delegation return. */

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