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Re: [dm-devel] Snapshot handover working, yippee!, was Re: semop failed for cookie?

On Wed, May 05 2010 at  1:18am -0400,
Douglas McClendon <dmc fedora filteredperception org> wrote:

> Ok, so my complaining about code-progress should now be complete.  I
> think I'm back in action.  But the "BUG: lock held when returning to
> user space" still seems like a message you folks wanted yourselves
> to hear.
> After grumbling to myself that fedora doesn't provide a package with
> dmsetup.static, I went ahead and copied all relocatable deps
> (/lib/ld-linux.so.2??) to tmpfs along with dmsetup, using
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH.  I also used --noudevrules and --noudevsync.  Then
> I followed the documentation I found which, for use cases as
> esoteric as mine, might be desirable in snapshot.txt
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/59806/
> I.e. rules for snapshot handover in the general case.  (who knows,
> maybe I'll be the only user of non-snapshot-merge snapshot handover
> for all time) (though technically I guess you can call what I've
> been doing for the last several years to be an alternate form of
> snapshot merging. I.e. where your snapshot base is readonly and you
> are merging both the readonly base and cow to a third writable
> device)
> Anyway, I finally got my stuffs working again, or at least, I have a
> virtual snapshot-as-rootfs being dm-mirror migrated right now.  I
> assume that my loading of a new table, is sufficiently equivalent to
> the dmsetup remove of the old snapshot as described in the above
> link.

Glad to hear snapshot cow handover is working well for you.

> But finally, and the real reason for this message- during this I
> noticed that the aforementioned "BUG:" was not in fact what was
> killing my system.  I.e. I still get that message, though everything
> else appears to work and it appears to be harmless (I hope).
> BUG: lock held when returning to user space!
> dmsetup/865 is leaving the kernel with locks still held!
> 1 lock held by dmsetup/865:
>  #0:   (&journal->j_barrier){+.+...+}, at: [<c056b84d>] jbd2_journal_lock_updates+0xbd/0xc5

This is an ext4 issue that has been fixed upstream, see:

and it is staged for inclussion in the next kernel (2.6.35):

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