[3.19.y-ckt stable] Patch "dma-debug: avoid spinlock recursion when disabling dma-debug" has been added to the 3.19.y-ckt tree

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Wed Jul 6 21:01:14 UTC 2016

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

    dma-debug: avoid spinlock recursion when disabling dma-debug

to the linux-3.19.y-queue branch of the 3.19.y-ckt extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.19.8-ckt23.

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

For more information about the 3.19.y-ckt tree, see



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commit 3017cd63f26fc655d56875aaf497153ba60e9edf upstream.

With netconsole (at least) the pr_err("...  disablingn") call can
recurse back into the dma-debug code, where it'll try to grab
free_entries_lock again.  Avoid the problem by doing the printk after
dropping the lock.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1463678421-18683-1-git-send-email-ville.syrjala@linux.intel.com
Signed-off-by: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm at linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 lib/dma-debug.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/lib/dma-debug.c b/lib/dma-debug.c
index 57f452f..a0a6210 100644
--- a/lib/dma-debug.c
+++ b/lib/dma-debug.c
@@ -657,9 +657,9 @@ static struct dma_debug_entry *dma_entry_alloc(void)
 	spin_lock_irqsave(&free_entries_lock, flags);

 	if (list_empty(&free_entries)) {
-		pr_err("DMA-API: debugging out of memory - disabling\n");
 		global_disable = true;
 		spin_unlock_irqrestore(&free_entries_lock, flags);
+		pr_err("DMA-API: debugging out of memory - disabling\n");
 		return NULL;


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