nfs: skip commit in releasepage if we're freeing memory for fs-related reasons
authorJeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:58:51 +0000 (13:58 -0400)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Thu, 9 Aug 2012 15:31:40 +0000 (08:31 -0700)
commit032da6abbc34272959c790941ce8705337061dbf
treef55aa206bf8cd63cd9348dc0758e0a31ff15e4dd
parentf0f5dcc0020b78983061a2a674491f4eaa03e386
nfs: skip commit in releasepage if we're freeing memory for fs-related reasons

commit 5cf02d09b50b1ee1c2d536c9cf64af5a7d433f56 upstream.

We've had some reports of a deadlock where rpciod ends up with a stack
trace like this:

    PID: 2507   TASK: ffff88103691ab40  CPU: 14  COMMAND: "rpciod/14"
     #0 [ffff8810343bf2f0] schedule at ffffffff814dabd9
     #1 [ffff8810343bf3b8] nfs_wait_bit_killable at ffffffffa038fc04 [nfs]
     #2 [ffff8810343bf3c8] __wait_on_bit at ffffffff814dbc2f
     #3 [ffff8810343bf418] out_of_line_wait_on_bit at ffffffff814dbcd8
     #4 [ffff8810343bf488] nfs_commit_inode at ffffffffa039e0c1 [nfs]
     #5 [ffff8810343bf4f8] nfs_release_page at ffffffffa038bef6 [nfs]
     #6 [ffff8810343bf528] try_to_release_page at ffffffff8110c670
     #7 [ffff8810343bf538] shrink_page_list.clone.0 at ffffffff81126271
     #8 [ffff8810343bf668] shrink_inactive_list at ffffffff81126638
     #9 [ffff8810343bf818] shrink_zone at ffffffff8112788f
    #10 [ffff8810343bf8c8] do_try_to_free_pages at ffffffff81127b1e
    #11 [ffff8810343bf958] try_to_free_pages at ffffffff8112812f
    #12 [ffff8810343bfa08] __alloc_pages_nodemask at ffffffff8111fdad
    #13 [ffff8810343bfb28] kmem_getpages at ffffffff81159942
    #14 [ffff8810343bfb58] fallback_alloc at ffffffff8115a55a
    #15 [ffff8810343bfbd8] ____cache_alloc_node at ffffffff8115a2d9
    #16 [ffff8810343bfc38] kmem_cache_alloc at ffffffff8115b09b
    #17 [ffff8810343bfc78] sk_prot_alloc at ffffffff81411808
    #18 [ffff8810343bfcb8] sk_alloc at ffffffff8141197c
    #19 [ffff8810343bfce8] inet_create at ffffffff81483ba6
    #20 [ffff8810343bfd38] __sock_create at ffffffff8140b4a7
    #21 [ffff8810343bfd98] xs_create_sock at ffffffffa01f649b [sunrpc]
    #22 [ffff8810343bfdd8] xs_tcp_setup_socket at ffffffffa01f6965 [sunrpc]
    #23 [ffff8810343bfe38] worker_thread at ffffffff810887d0
    #24 [ffff8810343bfee8] kthread at ffffffff8108dd96
    #25 [ffff8810343bff48] kernel_thread at ffffffff8100c1ca

rpciod is trying to allocate memory for a new socket to talk to the
server. The VM ends up calling ->releasepage to get more memory, and it
tries to do a blocking commit. That commit can't succeed however without
a connected socket, so we deadlock.

Fix this by setting PF_FSTRANS on the workqueue task prior to doing the
socket allocation, and having nfs_release_page check for that flag when
deciding whether to do a commit call. Also, set PF_FSTRANS
unconditionally in rpc_async_schedule since that function can also do
allocations sometimes.

Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
fs/nfs/file.c
net/sunrpc/sched.c
net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/transport.c
net/sunrpc/xprtsock.c