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[PATCH] xfs: fix memory reclaim deadlock on agi buffer

To: david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [PATCH] xfs: fix memory reclaim deadlock on agi buffer
From: Peter Watkins <treestem@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 16:11:37 -0400
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, Peter Watkins <treestem@xxxxxxxxx>
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Note xfs_iget can be called while holding a locked agi buffer. If
it goes into memory reclaim then inode teardown may try to lock the
same buffer. Prevent the deadlock by calling radix_tree_preload
with GFP_NOFS.

Signed-off-by: Peter Watkins <treestem@xxxxxxxxx>
 fs/xfs/xfs_iget.c |    5 +++--
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_iget.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_iget.c
index bcc6c24..8c6f806 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_iget.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_iget.c
@@ -334,9 +334,10 @@ xfs_iget_cache_miss(
         * Preload the radix tree so we can insert safely under the
         * write spinlock. Note that we cannot sleep inside the preload
-        * region.
+        * region. Since we can be called from transaction context, don't
+        * recurse into the file system.
-       if (radix_tree_preload(GFP_KERNEL)) {
+       if (radix_tree_preload(GFP_NOFS)) {
                error = EAGAIN;
                goto out_destroy;

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