OpenAFS CVS Commit: openafs/src/afs/LINUX by shadow

Wed, 18 Apr 2007 14:01:32 EDT

Update of /cvs/openafs/src/afs/LINUX
In directory GRAND.CENTRAL.ORG:/data/sb/openafs/src/afs/LINUX

Modified Files:
Log Message:
DELTA vmalloc-no-glock-20070418

Based on Chris Wing's analysis which stated in part:
GFP_NOFS tells the allocator not to recurse back into the filesystem if it's
necessary to free up memory.  However, vmalloc() does not have such an
option.  Therefore, calling osi_Alloc() to request more than a page of
memory may end up recursing back into AFS to try to free unused inodes or

In this case, what happened was that osi_Alloc() is called within an
AFS_GLOCK(); osi_Alloc() calls vmalloc() which tries to free dentry objects,
which then calls back into the AFS module.  Unfortunately, AFS_GLOCK() is
already held and we deadlock.

--- DELTA config follows ---
vmalloc-no-glock-20070418 openafs/src/afs/LINUX/osi_alloc.c 1.25 1.26