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Re: [dm-devel] updated Chandra's patch for dm_any_congested

Here is an updated version based on James's comments:

From: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan us ibm com>

dm_any_congested() just checks for the DMF_BLOCK_IO and has no
code to make sure that suspend waits for dm_any_congested() to
complete.  This patch adds such a check.

Without it, a race can occur with dm_table_put() attempting to
destroying the table in the wrong thread, the one running
dm_any_congested() which is meant to be quick and return

Two examples of problems:
1. Sleeping functions called from congested code, the caller
   of which holds a spin lock.
2. An ABBA deadlock between pdflush and multipathd. The two locks
   in contention are inode lock and kernel lock.
Updates from the original patch:
 - Mikulas changed 
	if (!atomic_dec_return(&md->pending))
 - Chandra changed the code organization to get rid of the goto
   as per James Bottemley' suggestion.

[AGK: Is the return value always correct when the table is skipped?]

Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan us ibm com>
Signed-off-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka redhat com>
Signed-off-by: Alasdair G Kergon <agk redhat com>

Index: linux-2.6.28-rc3/drivers/md/dm.c
--- linux-2.6.28-rc3.orig/drivers/md/dm.c
+++ linux-2.6.28-rc3/drivers/md/dm.c
@@ -937,16 +937,20 @@ static void dm_unplug_all(struct request
 static int dm_any_congested(void *congested_data, int bdi_bits)
-	int r;
+	int r = bdi_bits;
 	struct mapped_device *md = (struct mapped_device *) congested_data;
-	struct dm_table *map = dm_get_table(md);
-	if (!map || test_bit(DMF_BLOCK_IO, &md->flags))
-		r = bdi_bits;
-	else
-		r = dm_table_any_congested(map, bdi_bits);
+	struct dm_table *map;
-	dm_table_put(map);
+	atomic_inc(&md->pending);
+	if (!test_bit(DMF_BLOCK_IO, &md->flags)) {
+		map = dm_get_table(md);
+		if (map) {
+			r = dm_table_any_congested(map, bdi_bits);
+			dm_table_put(map);
+		}
+	}
+	if (!atomic_dec_return(&md->pending))
+		wake_up(&md->wait);
 	return r;

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