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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/7] block: loop: don't hold lo_ctl_mutex in lo_open
On Wed, Apr 08, 2015 at 02:50:59PM +0800, Ming Lei wrote:
> Hi Jarod,
>
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 2:23 PM, Jarod Wilson <jarod@redhat.com> wrote:
> > From: Ming Lei <ming.lei@canonical.com>
> >
> > The lo_ctl_mutex is held for running all ioctl handlers, and
> > in some ioctl handlers, ioctl_by_bdev(BLKRRPART) is called for
> > rereading partitions, which requires bd_mutex.
> >
> > So it is easy to cause failure because trylock(bd_mutex) may
> > fail inside blkdev_reread_part(), and follows the lock context:
> >
> > blkid or other application:
> > ->open()
> > ->mutex_lock(bd_mutex)
> > ->lo_open()
> > ->mutex_lock(lo_ctl_mutex)
> >
> > losetup(set fd ioctl):
> > ->mutex_lock(lo_ctl_mutex)
> > ->ioctl_by_bdev(BLKRRPART)
> > ->trylock(bd_mutex)
> >
> > This patch trys to eliminate the ABBA lock dependency by removing
> > lo_ctl_mutext in lo_open() with the following approach:
> >
> > 1) introduce lo_open_mutex to protect lo_refcnt and avoid acquiring
> > lo_ctl_mutex in lo_open():
>
> It is a bit quick since I said the lo_open_mutex can be removed,
> and Christoph agreed that too.
>
> So looks we still need to post another version, :-)

Ah. I missed that bit. Just trying to keep up momentum.

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Jarod Wilson
jarod@redhat.com



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