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authorPeter Staubach <staubach@redhat.com>2006-02-17 13:52:36 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-02-17 13:59:26 -0800
commitb2f49033d80c952a0ffc2d5647bc1a0b8a09c1b3 (patch)
tree63a57e80389c1343e56150d31accf91829ce700a /fs
parent614f8f50ca1361d054cdeca38d241684490d2296 (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-b2f49033d80c952a0ffc2d5647bc1a0b8a09c1b3.tar.gz
[PATCH] fix deadlock in ext2
Fix a deadlock possible in the ext2 file system implementation. This deadlock occurs when a file is removed from an ext2 file system which was mounted with the "sync" mount option. The problem is that ext2_xattr_delete_inode() was invoking the routine, sync_dirty_buffer(), using a buffer head which was previously locked via lock_buffer(). The first thing that sync_dirty_buffer() does is to lock the buffer head that it was passed. It does this via lock_buffer(). Oops. The solution is to unlock the buffer head in ext2_xattr_delete_inode() before invoking sync_dirty_buffer(). This makes the code in ext2_xattr_delete_inode() obey the same locking rules as all other callers of sync_dirty_buffer() in the ext2 file system implementation. Signed-off-by: Peter Staubach <staubach@redhat.com> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs')
-rw-r--r--fs/ext2/xattr.c6
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/fs/ext2/xattr.c b/fs/ext2/xattr.c
index a2ca3107d475..86ae8e93adb9 100644
--- a/fs/ext2/xattr.c
+++ b/fs/ext2/xattr.c
@@ -792,18 +792,20 @@ ext2_xattr_delete_inode(struct inode *inode)
ext2_free_blocks(inode, EXT2_I(inode)->i_file_acl, 1);
get_bh(bh);
bforget(bh);
+ unlock_buffer(bh);
} else {
HDR(bh)->h_refcount = cpu_to_le32(
le32_to_cpu(HDR(bh)->h_refcount) - 1);
if (ce)
mb_cache_entry_release(ce);
+ ea_bdebug(bh, "refcount now=%d",
+ le32_to_cpu(HDR(bh)->h_refcount));
+ unlock_buffer(bh);
mark_buffer_dirty(bh);
if (IS_SYNC(inode))
sync_dirty_buffer(bh);
DQUOT_FREE_BLOCK(inode, 1);
}
- ea_bdebug(bh, "refcount now=%d", le32_to_cpu(HDR(bh)->h_refcount) - 1);
- unlock_buffer(bh);
EXT2_I(inode)->i_file_acl = 0;
cleanup: