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[dm-devel] [PATCH] device-mapper: fix bd_mount_sem corruption


This patch fixes a bd_mount_sem counter corruption bug in device-mapper.

thaw_bdev() should be called only when freeze_bdev() was called for the
Otherwise, thaw_bdev() will up bd_mount_sem and corrupt the semaphore counter.
struct block_device with the corrupted semaphore may remain in slab cache
and be reused later.

Attached patch will fix it by calling unlock_fs() instead.
unlock_fs() will determine whether it should call thaw_bdev()
by checking the device is frozen or not.

Easy reproducer is:
  while [ 1 ]; do
     dmsetup --notable create a
     dmsetup --nolockfs suspend a
     dmsetup remove a

It's not easy to see the effect of corrupted semaphore.
So I have tested with putting printk below in bdev_alloc_inode():
        if (atomic_read(&ei->bdev.bd_mount_sem.count) != 1)
                printk(KERN_DEBUG "Incorrect semaphore count = %d (%p)\n",

Without the patch, I saw something like:
 Incorrect semaphore count = 17 (f2ab91c0)

With the patch, the message didn't appear.

Signed-off-by: Jun'ichi Nomura <j-nomura ce jp nec com>

diff --git a/drivers/md/dm.c b/drivers/md/dm.c
index 2120155..998d450 100644
--- a/drivers/md/dm.c
+++ b/drivers/md/dm.c
@@ -1064,12 +1064,14 @@ static struct mapped_device *alloc_dev(int minor)
 	return NULL;
+static void unlock_fs(struct mapped_device *md);
 static void free_dev(struct mapped_device *md)
 	int minor = md->disk->first_minor;
 	if (md->suspended_bdev) {
-		thaw_bdev(md->suspended_bdev, NULL);
+		unlock_fs(md);

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