Commit 14358e6d authored by Peter Zijlstra's avatar Peter Zijlstra
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lockdep: annotate dir vs file i_mutex

On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 22:13 -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> The circular lock seems to be this:
> #1:
>   sys_mmap2:              down_write(&mm->mmap_sem);
>   nfs_revalidate_mapping: mutex_lock(&inode->i_mutex);
> #0:
>   vfs_readdir:     mutex_lock(&inode->i_mutex);
>    - during the readdir (filldir64), we take a user fault (missing page?)
>     and call do_page_fault -
>   do_page_fault:   down_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
> So it does indeed look like a circular locking. Now the question is, "is
> this a bug?".  Looking like the inode of #1 must be a file or something
> else that you can mmap and the inode of #0 seems it must be a directory.
> I would say "no".
> Now if you can readdir on a file or mmap a directory, then this could be
> an issue.
> Otherwise, I'd love to see someone teach lockdep about this issue! ;-)

Make a distinction between file and dir usage of i_mutex.
The inode should be complete and unused at unlock_new_inode(), re-init
i_mutex depending on its type.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPeter Zijlstra <>
parent d475fd42
......@@ -567,6 +567,18 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(new_inode);
void unlock_new_inode(struct inode *inode)
struct file_system_type *type = inode->i_sb->s_type;
* ensure nobody is actually holding i_mutex
if (inode->i_mode & S_IFDIR)
lockdep_set_class(&inode->i_mutex, &type->i_mutex_dir_key);
lockdep_set_class(&inode->i_mutex, &type->i_mutex_key);
* This is special! We do not need the spinlock
* when clearing I_LOCK, because we're guaranteed
......@@ -1308,6 +1308,7 @@ struct file_system_type {
struct lock_class_key i_lock_key;
struct lock_class_key i_mutex_key;
struct lock_class_key i_mutex_dir_key;
struct lock_class_key i_alloc_sem_key;
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