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Re: [PATCH 1/2] xfs: fix swapext ilock deadlock

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] xfs: fix swapext ilock deadlock
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:15:00 -0700
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On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 04:12:07PM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> From: Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>
> xfs_swap_extents() holds the ilock over a call to
> filemap_write_and_wait(), which can then try to write data and take
> the ilock. That causes a self-deadlock.
> Fix the deadlock and clean up the code by separating the locking
> appropriately. Add a lockflags variable to track what locks we are
> holding as we gain and drop them and cleanup the error handling to
> always use "out_unlock" with the lockflags variable.
> Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>

Looks good,

Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxx>

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