Commit 5c81a419 authored by Arjan van de Ven's avatar Arjan van de Ven Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] lockdep: annotate the quota code



The quota code plays interesting games with the lock ordering; to quote Jan:

| i_mutex of inode containing quota file is acquired after all other
| quota locks. i_mutex of all other inodes is acquired before quota
| locks. Quota code makes sure (by resetting inode operations and
| setting special flag on inode) that noone tries to enter quota code
| while holding i_mutex on a quota file...

The good news is that all of this special case i_mutex grabbing happens in the
(per filesystem) low level quota write function.  For this special case we
need a new I_MUTEX_* nesting level, since this just entirely outside any of
the regular VFS locking rules for i_mutex.  I trust Jan on his blue eyes that
this is not ever going to deadlock; and based on that the patch below is what
it takes to inform lockdep of these very interesting new locking rules.

The new locking rule for the I_MUTEX_QUOTA nesting level is that this is the
deepest possible level of nesting for i_mutex, and that this only should be
used in quota write (and possibly read) function of filesystems.  This makes
the lock ordering of the I_MUTEX_* levels:

I_MUTEX_PARENT -> I_MUTEX_CHILD -> I_MUTEX_NORMAL -> I_MUTEX_QUOTA

Has no effect on non-lockdep kernels.
Signed-off-by: default avatarArjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Acked-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Jan Kara <jack@ucw.cz>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
parent 59345374
......@@ -1157,7 +1157,7 @@ static ssize_t ext2_quota_write(struct super_block *sb, int type,
struct buffer_head tmp_bh;
struct buffer_head *bh;
mutex_lock(&inode->i_mutex);
mutex_lock_nested(&inode->i_mutex, I_MUTEX_QUOTA);
while (towrite > 0) {
tocopy = sb->s_blocksize - offset < towrite ?
sb->s_blocksize - offset : towrite;
......
......@@ -2614,7 +2614,7 @@ static ssize_t ext3_quota_write(struct super_block *sb, int type,
struct buffer_head *bh;
handle_t *handle = journal_current_handle();
mutex_lock(&inode->i_mutex);
mutex_lock_nested(&inode->i_mutex, I_MUTEX_QUOTA);
while (towrite > 0) {
tocopy = sb->s_blocksize - offset < towrite ?
sb->s_blocksize - offset : towrite;
......
......@@ -2203,7 +2203,7 @@ static ssize_t reiserfs_quota_write(struct super_block *sb, int type,
size_t towrite = len;
struct buffer_head tmp_bh, *bh;
mutex_lock(&inode->i_mutex);
mutex_lock_nested(&inode->i_mutex, I_MUTEX_QUOTA);
while (towrite > 0) {
tocopy = sb->s_blocksize - offset < towrite ?
sb->s_blocksize - offset : towrite;
......
......@@ -1326,7 +1326,7 @@ static ssize_t ufs_quota_write(struct super_block *sb, int type,
size_t towrite = len;
struct buffer_head *bh;
mutex_lock(&inode->i_mutex);
mutex_lock_nested(&inode->i_mutex, I_MUTEX_QUOTA);
while (towrite > 0) {
tocopy = sb->s_blocksize - offset < towrite ?
sb->s_blocksize - offset : towrite;
......
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