block: kill loop_mutex
authorPetr Uzel <petr.uzel@suse.cz>
Thu, 3 Mar 2011 16:48:50 +0000 (11:48 -0500)
committerJens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>
Thu, 3 Mar 2011 16:53:25 +0000 (11:53 -0500)
commitfd51469fb68b987032e46297e0a4fe9020063c20
treea108634afe0a0b2113f5df6ef5c00be2087f51c3
parent2d3a8497f8cc5aca14b722cd37d51f6c15ff9f74
block: kill loop_mutex

Following steps lead to deadlock in kernel:

dd if=/dev/zero of=img bs=512 count=1000
losetup -f img
mkfs.ext2 /dev/loop0
mount -t ext2 -o loop /dev/loop0 mnt
umount mnt/

Stacktrace:
[<c102ec04>] irq_exit+0x36/0x59
[<c101502c>] smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x6b/0x75
[<c127f639>] apic_timer_interrupt+0x31/0x38
[<c101df88>] mutex_spin_on_owner+0x54/0x5b
[<fe2250e9>] lo_release+0x12/0x67 [loop]
[<c10c4eae>] __blkdev_put+0x7c/0x10c
[<c10a4da5>] fput+0xd5/0x1aa
[<fe2250cf>] loop_clr_fd+0x1a9/0x1b1 [loop]
[<fe225110>] lo_release+0x39/0x67 [loop]
[<c10c4eae>] __blkdev_put+0x7c/0x10c
[<c10a59d9>] deactivate_locked_super+0x17/0x36
[<c10b6f37>] sys_umount+0x27e/0x2a5
[<c10b6f69>] sys_oldumount+0xb/0xe
[<c1002897>] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x26
[<ffffffff>] 0xffffffff

Regression since 2a48fc0ab24241755dc9, which introduced the private
loop_mutex as part of the BKL removal process.

As per [1], the mutex can be safely removed.

[1] http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/linux/kernel/1341930

Addresses: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=669394
Addresses: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29172

Signed-off-by: Petr Uzel <petr.uzel@suse.cz>
Cc: stable@kernel.org
Reviewed-by: Nikanth Karthikesan <knikanth@suse.de>
Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>
drivers/block/loop.c