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[Cluster-devel] Re: [PATCH 2 of 2][GFS2] bz #245832: soft lockup detected in databuf_lo_before_commit



Hi,

Now in the -nmw git tree. Thanks,

Steve.

On Wed, 2007-07-11 at 15:55 -0500, Bob Peterson wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> This is part 2 of the patch for bug #245832, part 1 of which is already
> in the git tree.
> 
> The problem was that sdp->sd_log_num_databuf was not always being
> protected by the gfs2_log_lock spinlock, but the sd_log_le_databuf
> (which it is supposed to reflect) was protected.  That meant there
> was a timing window during which gfs2_log_flush called
> databuf_lo_before_commit and the count didn't match what was
> really on the linked list in that window.  So when it ran out of 
> items on the linked list, it decremented total_dbuf from 0 to -1 and
> thus never left the "while(total_dbuf)" loop.
> 
> The solution is to protect the variable sdp->sd_log_num_databuf so
> that the value will always match the contents of the linked list,
> and therefore the number will never go negative, and therefore, the
> loop will be exited properly.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Bob Peterson
> Red Hat Cluster Suite
> 
> Signed-off-by: Bob Peterson <rpeterso redhat com>
> --
>  fs/gfs2/lops.c |    6 ++++--
>  1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/gfs2/lops.c b/fs/gfs2/lops.c
> index aff70f0..3b395c4 100644
> --- a/fs/gfs2/lops.c
> +++ b/fs/gfs2/lops.c
> @@ -486,8 +486,8 @@ static void databuf_lo_add(struct gfs2_sbd *sdp, struct gfs2_log_element *le)
>  		gfs2_pin(sdp, bd->bd_bh);
>  		tr->tr_num_databuf_new++;
>  	}
> -	sdp->sd_log_num_databuf++;
>  	gfs2_log_lock(sdp);
> +	sdp->sd_log_num_databuf++;
>  	list_add(&le->le_list, &sdp->sd_log_le_databuf);
>  	gfs2_log_unlock(sdp);
>  }
> @@ -523,7 +523,7 @@ static void databuf_lo_before_commit(struct gfs2_sbd *sdp)
>  	struct buffer_head *bh = NULL,*bh1 = NULL;
>  	struct gfs2_log_descriptor *ld;
>  	unsigned int limit;
> -	unsigned int total_dbuf = sdp->sd_log_num_databuf;
> +	unsigned int total_dbuf;
>  	unsigned int total_jdata = sdp->sd_log_num_jdata;
>  	unsigned int num, n;
>  	__be64 *ptr = NULL;
> @@ -535,6 +535,7 @@ static void databuf_lo_before_commit(struct gfs2_sbd *sdp)
>  	 * into the log along with a header
>  	 */
>  	gfs2_log_lock(sdp);
> +	total_dbuf = sdp->sd_log_num_databuf;
>  	bd2 = bd1 = list_prepare_entry(bd1, &sdp->sd_log_le_databuf,
>  				       bd_le.le_list);
>  	while(total_dbuf) {
> @@ -653,6 +654,7 @@ static void databuf_lo_before_commit(struct gfs2_sbd *sdp)
>  				break;
>  		}
>  		bh = NULL;
> +		BUG_ON(total_dbuf < num);
>  		total_dbuf -= num;
>  		total_jdata -= num;
>  	}
> 
> 


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