The following 4 patches fix the long standing issues with
xfs_iunpin accessing the linux inode after it has been freed.
The first patch cleans up the i_flags_lock handling and the
setting and clearing of the i_flags. This has
been posted before in a different context, and is simply a cleanup patch.
The second patch removes the need for grabbing the linux
inode in xfs_iunpin(). This causes deadlocks when the xfslogd
drops the final reference to an inode and needs to issue a transaction
when the log is full. We can do this by providing a guarantee
external to xfs_iunpin() that when either of the XFS_IRECLAIM
or XFS_IRECLAIMABLE flags are set on the xfs inode there is
no linux inode to look up.
The third patch fixes the xfs_iget_core() handling of the
XFS_IRECLAIMABLE flag so it doesn't violate the guarantee we
need to provide to xfs_iunpin() w.r.t. the existence of a
The last patch closes a race condition in xfs_iunpin()
as we need to guarantee the atomicity of the last unpin
and the checking of the XFS_IRECLAIM* flags otherwise
pre-emption or interrupt can cause us to race with
xfs_iget_core() which would now see the inode as unpinned
and hence clear the XFS_IRECLAIMABLE flag.
Many thanks go to Takenori Nagano for his help in getting to
the bottom of this issue and the testing that he has done.
SGI Australian Software Group