[AX25] af_ax25: Possible circular locking.
authorJarek Poplawski <jarkao2@gmail.com>
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 05:21:20 +0000 (21:21 -0800)
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 05:21:20 +0000 (21:21 -0800)
commitecd2ebdea350c40e73c00d400d74c8a09c072082
tree03ae702dcea6929298882151b1ea0fdd4176f4e9
parent27d1cba21fcc50c37eef5042c6be9fa7135e88fc
[AX25] af_ax25: Possible circular locking.

Bernard Pidoux F6BVP reported:
> When I killall kissattach I can see the following message.
>
> This happens on kernel 2.6.24-rc5 already patched with the 6 previously
> patches I sent recently.
>
>
> =======================================================
> [ INFO: possible circular locking dependency detected ]
> 2.6.23.9 #1
> -------------------------------------------------------
> kissattach/2906 is trying to acquire lock:
>  (linkfail_lock){-+..}, at: [<d8bd4603>] ax25_link_failed+0x11/0x39 [ax25]
>
> but task is already holding lock:
>  (ax25_list_lock){-+..}, at: [<d8bd7c7c>] ax25_device_event+0x38/0x84
> [ax25]
>
> which lock already depends on the new lock.
>
>
> the existing dependency chain (in reverse order) is:
...

lockdep is worried about the different order here:

#1 (rose_neigh_list_lock){-+..}:
#3 (ax25_list_lock){-+..}:

#0 (linkfail_lock){-+..}:
#1 (rose_neigh_list_lock){-+..}:

#3 (ax25_list_lock){-+..}:
#0 (linkfail_lock){-+..}:

So, ax25_list_lock could be taken before and after linkfail_lock.
I don't know if this three-thread clutch is very probable (or
possible at all), but it seems another bug reported by Bernard
("[...] system impossible to reboot with linux-2.6.24-rc5")
could have similar source - namely ax25_list_lock held by
ax25_kill_by_device() during ax25_disconnect(). It looks like the
only place which calls ax25_disconnect() this way, so I guess, it
isn't necessary.

This patch is breaking the lock for ax25_disconnect().

Reported-and-tested-by: Bernard Pidoux <f6bvp@free.fr>
Signed-off-by: Jarek Poplawski <jarkao2@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
net/ax25/af_ax25.c