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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL 5.2 198/249] bcache: fix potential deadlock in cached_def_free()
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From: Coly Li <colyli@suse.de>

[ Upstream commit 7e865eba00a3df2dc8c4746173a8ca1c1c7f042e ]

When enable lockdep and reboot system with a writeback mode bcache
device, the following potential deadlock warning is reported by lockdep
engine.

[ 101.536569][ T401] kworker/2:2/401 is trying to acquire lock:
[ 101.538575][ T401] 00000000bbf6e6c7 ((wq_completion)bcache_writeback_wq){+.+.}, at: flush_workqueue+0x87/0x4c0
[ 101.542054][ T401]
[ 101.542054][ T401] but task is already holding lock:
[ 101.544587][ T401] 00000000f5f305b3 ((work_completion)(&cl->work)#2){+.+.}, at: process_one_work+0x21e/0x640
[ 101.548386][ T401]
[ 101.548386][ T401] which lock already depends on the new lock.
[ 101.548386][ T401]
[ 101.551874][ T401]
[ 101.551874][ T401] the existing dependency chain (in reverse order) is:
[ 101.555000][ T401]
[ 101.555000][ T401] -> #1 ((work_completion)(&cl->work)#2){+.+.}:
[ 101.557860][ T401] process_one_work+0x277/0x640
[ 101.559661][ T401] worker_thread+0x39/0x3f0
[ 101.561340][ T401] kthread+0x125/0x140
[ 101.562963][ T401] ret_from_fork+0x3a/0x50
[ 101.564718][ T401]
[ 101.564718][ T401] -> #0 ((wq_completion)bcache_writeback_wq){+.+.}:
[ 101.567701][ T401] lock_acquire+0xb4/0x1c0
[ 101.569651][ T401] flush_workqueue+0xae/0x4c0
[ 101.571494][ T401] drain_workqueue+0xa9/0x180
[ 101.573234][ T401] destroy_workqueue+0x17/0x250
[ 101.575109][ T401] cached_dev_free+0x44/0x120 [bcache]
[ 101.577304][ T401] process_one_work+0x2a4/0x640
[ 101.579357][ T401] worker_thread+0x39/0x3f0
[ 101.581055][ T401] kthread+0x125/0x140
[ 101.582709][ T401] ret_from_fork+0x3a/0x50
[ 101.584592][ T401]
[ 101.584592][ T401] other info that might help us debug this:
[ 101.584592][ T401]
[ 101.588355][ T401] Possible unsafe locking scenario:
[ 101.588355][ T401]
[ 101.590974][ T401] CPU0 CPU1
[ 101.592889][ T401] ---- ----
[ 101.594743][ T401] lock((work_completion)(&cl->work)#2);
[ 101.596785][ T401] lock((wq_completion)bcache_writeback_wq);
[ 101.600072][ T401] lock((work_completion)(&cl->work)#2);
[ 101.602971][ T401] lock((wq_completion)bcache_writeback_wq);
[ 101.605255][ T401]
[ 101.605255][ T401] *** DEADLOCK ***
[ 101.605255][ T401]
[ 101.608310][ T401] 2 locks held by kworker/2:2/401:
[ 101.610208][ T401] #0: 00000000cf2c7d17 ((wq_completion)events){+.+.}, at: process_one_work+0x21e/0x640
[ 101.613709][ T401] #1: 00000000f5f305b3 ((work_completion)(&cl->work)#2){+.+.}, at: process_one_work+0x21e/0x640
[ 101.617480][ T401]
[ 101.617480][ T401] stack backtrace:
[ 101.619539][ T401] CPU: 2 PID: 401 Comm: kworker/2:2 Tainted: G W 5.2.0-rc4-lp151.20-default+ #1
[ 101.623225][ T401] Hardware name: VMware, Inc. VMware Virtual Platform/440BX Desktop Reference Platform, BIOS 6.00 04/13/2018
[ 101.627210][ T401] Workqueue: events cached_dev_free [bcache]
[ 101.629239][ T401] Call Trace:
[ 101.630360][ T401] dump_stack+0x85/0xcb
[ 101.631777][ T401] print_circular_bug+0x19a/0x1f0
[ 101.633485][ T401] __lock_acquire+0x16cd/0x1850
[ 101.635184][ T401] ? __lock_acquire+0x6a8/0x1850
[ 101.636863][ T401] ? lock_acquire+0xb4/0x1c0
[ 101.638421][ T401] ? find_held_lock+0x34/0xa0
[ 101.640015][ T401] lock_acquire+0xb4/0x1c0
[ 101.641513][ T401] ? flush_workqueue+0x87/0x4c0
[ 101.643248][ T401] flush_workqueue+0xae/0x4c0
[ 101.644832][ T401] ? flush_workqueue+0x87/0x4c0
[ 101.646476][ T401] ? drain_workqueue+0xa9/0x180
[ 101.648303][ T401] drain_workqueue+0xa9/0x180
[ 101.649867][ T401] destroy_workqueue+0x17/0x250
[ 101.651503][ T401] cached_dev_free+0x44/0x120 [bcache]
[ 101.653328][ T401] process_one_work+0x2a4/0x640
[ 101.655029][ T401] worker_thread+0x39/0x3f0
[ 101.656693][ T401] ? process_one_work+0x640/0x640
[ 101.658501][ T401] kthread+0x125/0x140
[ 101.660012][ T401] ? kthread_create_worker_on_cpu+0x70/0x70
[ 101.661985][ T401] ret_from_fork+0x3a/0x50
[ 101.691318][ T401] bcache: bcache_device_free() bcache0 stopped

Here is how the above potential deadlock may happen in reboot/shutdown
code path,
1) bcache_reboot() is called firstly in the reboot/shutdown code path,
then in bcache_reboot(), bcache_device_stop() is called.
2) bcache_device_stop() sets BCACHE_DEV_CLOSING on d->falgs, then call
closure_queue(&d->cl) to invoke cached_dev_flush(). And in turn
cached_dev_flush() calls cached_dev_free() via closure_at()
3) In cached_dev_free(), after stopped writebach kthread
dc->writeback_thread, the kwork dc->writeback_write_wq is stopping by
destroy_workqueue().
4) Inside destroy_workqueue(), drain_workqueue() is called. Inside
drain_workqueue(), flush_workqueue() is called. Then wq->lockdep_map
is acquired by lock_map_acquire() in flush_workqueue(). After the
lock acquired the rest part of flush_workqueue() just wait for the
workqueue to complete.
5) Now we look back at writeback thread routine bch_writeback_thread(),
in the main while-loop, write_dirty() is called via continue_at() in
read_dirty_submit(), which is called via continue_at() in while-loop
level called function read_dirty(). Inside write_dirty() it may be
re-called on workqueeu dc->writeback_write_wq via continue_at().
It means when the writeback kthread is stopped in cached_dev_free()
there might be still one kworker queued on dc->writeback_write_wq
to execute write_dirty() again.
6) Now this kworker is scheduled on dc->writeback_write_wq to run by
process_one_work() (which is called by worker_thread()). Before
calling the kwork routine, wq->lockdep_map is acquired.
7) But wq->lockdep_map is acquired already in step 4), so a A-A lock
(lockdep terminology) scenario happens.

Indeed on multiple cores syatem, the above deadlock is very rare to
happen, just as the code comments in process_one_work() says,
2263 * AFAICT there is no possible deadlock scenario between the
2264 * flush_work() and complete() primitives (except for
single-threaded
2265 * workqueues), so hiding them isn't a problem.

But it is still good to fix such lockdep warning, even no one running
bcache on single core system.

The fix is simple. This patch solves the above potential deadlock by,
- Do not destroy workqueue dc->writeback_write_wq in cached_dev_free().
- Flush and destroy dc->writeback_write_wq in writebach kthread routine
bch_writeback_thread(), where after quit the thread main while-loop
and before cached_dev_put() is called.

By this fix, dc->writeback_write_wq will be stopped and destroy before
the writeback kthread stopped, so the chance for a A-A locking on
wq->lockdep_map is disappeared, such A-A deadlock won't happen
any more.

Signed-off-by: Coly Li <colyli@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
---
drivers/md/bcache/super.c | 2 --
drivers/md/bcache/writeback.c | 4 ++++
2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
index dcd8b319a01e..4ccc5e5fe3a1 100644
--- a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
+++ b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
@@ -1197,8 +1197,6 @@ static void cached_dev_free(struct closure *cl)

if (!IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dc->writeback_thread))
kthread_stop(dc->writeback_thread);
- if (dc->writeback_write_wq)
- destroy_workqueue(dc->writeback_write_wq);
if (!IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dc->status_update_thread))
kthread_stop(dc->status_update_thread);

diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/writeback.c b/drivers/md/bcache/writeback.c
index 73f0efac2b9f..df0f4e5a051a 100644
--- a/drivers/md/bcache/writeback.c
+++ b/drivers/md/bcache/writeback.c
@@ -735,6 +735,10 @@ static int bch_writeback_thread(void *arg)
}
}

+ if (dc->writeback_write_wq) {
+ flush_workqueue(dc->writeback_write_wq);
+ destroy_workqueue(dc->writeback_write_wq);
+ }
cached_dev_put(dc);
wait_for_kthread_stop();

--
2.20.1
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