On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 11:03:57AM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> The recent changes to the active transaction accounting to close a
> race on freeze can hang the freeze process and hence the filesystem.
That commit isn't in 3.0-rc, but I guess it's just the subject line
that is incorrect.
> So effective we cannot sleep waiting for SB_FREEZE_TRANS to go away
> while holding an active transaction reference because the freeze
> process does not set and check SB_FREEZE_TRANS/mp->m_active_trans
> I haven't put any thought into how to solve this problem yet, so I'd
> suggest that at this late stage we need to revert 315fdfa (xfs: fix
> filesystsem freeze race in xfs_trans_alloc) because the race it
> fixes is far less critical (i.e. doesn't hang the filesystem) and
> harder to hit than the regression introduced here.
Yes, I guess we need to revert it for now.