mm/memory-failure.c: fix spinlock vs mutex order
Peter Zijlstra [Mon, 27 Jun 2011 23:18:09 +0000 (16:18 -0700)]
We cannot take a mutex while holding a spinlock, so flip the order and
fix the locking documentation.

Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Acked-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

mm/memory-failure.c
mm/rmap.c

index eac0ba5..740c4f5 100644 (file)
@@ -391,10 +391,11 @@ static void collect_procs_anon(struct page *page, struct list_head *to_kill,
        struct task_struct *tsk;
        struct anon_vma *av;
 
-       read_lock(&tasklist_lock);
        av = page_lock_anon_vma(page);
        if (av == NULL) /* Not actually mapped anymore */
-               goto out;
+               return;
+
+       read_lock(&tasklist_lock);
        for_each_process (tsk) {
                struct anon_vma_chain *vmac;
 
@@ -408,9 +409,8 @@ static void collect_procs_anon(struct page *page, struct list_head *to_kill,
                                add_to_kill(tsk, page, vma, to_kill, tkc);
                }
        }
-       page_unlock_anon_vma(av);
-out:
        read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
+       page_unlock_anon_vma(av);
 }
 
 /*
@@ -424,17 +424,8 @@ static void collect_procs_file(struct page *page, struct list_head *to_kill,
        struct prio_tree_iter iter;
        struct address_space *mapping = page->mapping;
 
-       /*
-        * A note on the locking order between the two locks.
-        * We don't rely on this particular order.
-        * If you have some other code that needs a different order
-        * feel free to switch them around. Or add a reverse link
-        * from mm_struct to task_struct, then this could be all
-        * done without taking tasklist_lock and looping over all tasks.
-        */
-
-       read_lock(&tasklist_lock);
        mutex_lock(&mapping->i_mmap_mutex);
+       read_lock(&tasklist_lock);
        for_each_process(tsk) {
                pgoff_t pgoff = page->index << (PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT - PAGE_SHIFT);
 
@@ -454,8 +445,8 @@ static void collect_procs_file(struct page *page, struct list_head *to_kill,
                                add_to_kill(tsk, page, vma, to_kill, tkc);
                }
        }
-       mutex_unlock(&mapping->i_mmap_mutex);
        read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
+       mutex_unlock(&mapping->i_mmap_mutex);
 }
 
 /*
index 27dfd3b..23295f6 100644 (file)
--- a/mm/rmap.c
+++ b/mm/rmap.c
@@ -38,9 +38,8 @@
  *                           in arch-dependent flush_dcache_mmap_lock,
  *                           within inode_wb_list_lock in __sync_single_inode)
  *
- * (code doesn't rely on that order so it could be switched around)
- * ->tasklist_lock
- *   anon_vma->mutex      (memory_failure, collect_procs_anon)
+ * anon_vma->mutex,mapping->i_mutex      (memory_failure, collect_procs_anon)
+ *   ->tasklist_lock
  *     pte map lock
  */