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Re: [Linux-cluster] Freeze with cluster-2.03.11

On Thu, 2 Apr 2009, Wendy Cheng wrote:

> > > Kadlecsik Jozsef wrote:
> > >     
> > > > - commit 82d176ba485f2ef049fd303b9e41868667cebbdb
> > > >   gfs_drop_inode as .drop_inode replacing .put_inode.
> > > >   .put_inode was called without holding a lock, but .drop_inode
> > > >   is called under inode_lock held. Might it be a problem
> > > >       
> Based on code reading ...
> 1. iput() gets inode_lock (a spin lock)
> 2. iput() calls iput_final()
> 3. iput_final() calls filesystem drop_inode(), followed by
> generic_drop_inode()
> 4. generic_drop_inode() unlock inode_lock after doing all sorts of fun things
> with the inode
> So look to me that generic_drop_inode() statement within 
> gfs_drop_inode() should be removed. Otherwise you would get double 
> unlock and double list free.

I think those function calls are right: iput_final calls either the 
filesystem drop_inode function (in this case gfs_drop_inode) or 
generic_drop_inode. There's no double call of generic_drop_inode. However 
gfs_sync_page_i (and in turn filemap_fdatawrite and filemap_fdatawait) is 
now called under inode_lock held and that was not so in previous versions.
But I'm just speculating.
> In short, *remove* line #73 from gfs-kernel/src/gfs/ops_super.c in your 
> source and let us know how it goes.

I won't get a chance to start a test before Monday, sorry. 

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