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From: Michal Hocko <>
	"Pasi Sjöholm" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm/swapfile.c: use spin_lock_bh with swap_lock to avoid deadlocks
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 14:14:37 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon 02-02-15 18:25:28, wrote:
> From: Pasi Sjöholm <>
> It is possible to get kernel in deadlock-state if swap_lock is not locked
> with spin_lock_bh by calling si_swapinfo() simultaneously through
> timer_function and registered vm shinker callback-function.
> BUG: spinlock recursion on CPU#0, main/2447
> lock: swap_lock+0x0/0x10, .magic: dead4ead, .owner: main/2447, .owner_cpu: 0
> [<c010b938>] (unwind_backtrace+0x0/0x11c) from [<c03e9be0>] (do_raw_spin_lock+0x48/0x154)
> [<c03e9be0>] (do_raw_spin_lock+0x48/0x154) from [<c0226e10>] (si_swapinfo+0x10/0x90)
> [<c0226e10>] (si_swapinfo+0x10/0x90) from [<c04d7e18>] (timer_function+0x24/0x258)

Who is calling si_swapinfo from timer_function? AFAICS the vanilla
kernel doesn't do that. Or am I missing something?
Michal Hocko

  reply	other threads:[~2015-02-03 13:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-02-02 16:25 pasi.sjoholm
2015-02-03 13:14 ` Michal Hocko [this message]
2015-02-03 23:48   ` Pasi Sjöholm
2015-02-04 12:26     ` Michal Hocko

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