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authorTejun Heo <>2013-11-17 02:17:36 (GMT)
committerPawel Osmialowski <>2015-03-27 13:37:28 (GMT)
commitd30961b15115e4e2e189c5d30e5bebb912a8ce23 (patch)
parent0fa1c8df47d417ba8f535b3ac56f201fe83df0b7 (diff)
sysfs: use a separate locking class for open files depending on mmap
The following two commits implemented mmap support in the regular file path and merged bin file support into the regular path. 73d9714627ad ("sysfs: copy bin mmap support from fs/sysfs/bin.c to fs/sysfs/file.c") 3124eb1679b2 ("sysfs: merge regular and bin file handling") After the merge, the following commands trigger a spurious lockdep warning. "test-mmap-read" simply mmaps the file and dumps the content. $ cat /sys/block/sda/trace/act_mask $ test-mmap-read /sys/devices/pci0000\:00/0000\:00\:03.0/resource0 4096 ====================================================== [ INFO: possible circular locking dependency detected ] 3.12.0-work+ #378 Not tainted ------------------------------------------------------- test-mmap-read/567 is trying to acquire lock: (&of->mutex){+.+.+.}, at: [<ffffffff8120a8df>] sysfs_bin_mmap+0x4f/0x120 but task is already holding lock: (&mm->mmap_sem){++++++}, at: [<ffffffff8114b399>] vm_mmap_pgoff+0x49/0xa0 which lock already depends on the new lock. the existing dependency chain (in reverse order) is: -> #3 (&mm->mmap_sem){++++++}: ... -> #2 (sr_mutex){+.+.+.}: ... -> #1 (&bdev->bd_mutex){+.+.+.}: ... -> #0 (&of->mutex){+.+.+.}: ... other info that might help us debug this: Chain exists of: &of->mutex --> sr_mutex --> &mm->mmap_sem Possible unsafe locking scenario: CPU0 CPU1 ---- ---- lock(&mm->mmap_sem); lock(sr_mutex); lock(&mm->mmap_sem); lock(&of->mutex); *** DEADLOCK *** 1 lock held by test-mmap-read/567: #0: (&mm->mmap_sem){++++++}, at: [<ffffffff8114b399>] vm_mmap_pgoff+0x49/0xa0 stack backtrace: CPU: 3 PID: 567 Comm: test-mmap-read Not tainted 3.12.0-work+ #378 Hardware name: Bochs Bochs, BIOS Bochs 01/01/2011 ffffffff81ed41a0 ffff880009441bc8 ffffffff81611ad2 ffffffff81eccb80 ffff880009441c08 ffffffff8160f215 ffff880009441c60 ffff880009c75208 0000000000000000 ffff880009c751e0 ffff880009c75208 ffff880009c74ac0 Call Trace: [<ffffffff81611ad2>] dump_stack+0x4e/0x7a [<ffffffff8160f215>] print_circular_bug+0x2b0/0x2bf [<ffffffff8109ca0a>] __lock_acquire+0x1a3a/0x1e60 [<ffffffff8109d6ba>] lock_acquire+0x9a/0x1d0 [<ffffffff81615547>] mutex_lock_nested+0x67/0x3f0 [<ffffffff8120a8df>] sysfs_bin_mmap+0x4f/0x120 [<ffffffff8115d363>] mmap_region+0x3b3/0x5b0 [<ffffffff8115d8ae>] do_mmap_pgoff+0x34e/0x3d0 [<ffffffff8114b3ba>] vm_mmap_pgoff+0x6a/0xa0 [<ffffffff8115be3e>] SyS_mmap_pgoff+0xbe/0x250 [<ffffffff81008282>] SyS_mmap+0x22/0x30 [<ffffffff8161a4d2>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b This happens because one file nests sr_mutex, which nests mm->mmap_sem under it, under of->mutex while mmap implementation naturally nests of->mutex under mm->mmap_sem. The warning is false positive as of->mutex is per open-file and the two paths belong to two different files. This warning didn't trigger before regular and bin file supports were merged because only bin file supported mmap and the other side of locking happened only on regular files which used equivalent but separate locking. It'd be best if we give separate locking classes per file but we can't easily do that. Let's differentiate on ->mmap() for now. Later we'll add explicit file operations struct and can add per-ops lockdep key there. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <> Reported-by: Dave Jones <> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
1 files changed, 20 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/fs/sysfs/file.c b/fs/sysfs/file.c
index a3a705e..11b970a 100644
--- a/fs/sysfs/file.c
+++ b/fs/sysfs/file.c
@@ -663,7 +663,7 @@ static int kernfs_file_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
struct sysfs_dirent *attr_sd = file->f_path.dentry->d_fsdata;
struct kobject *kobj = attr_sd->s_parent->priv;
struct sysfs_open_file *of;
- bool has_read, has_write;
+ bool has_read, has_write, has_mmap;
int error = -EACCES;
/* need attr_sd for attr and ops, its parent for kobj */
@@ -675,6 +675,7 @@ static int kernfs_file_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
has_read = battr->read || battr->mmap;
has_write = battr->write || battr->mmap;
+ has_mmap = battr->mmap;
} else {
const struct sysfs_ops *ops = sysfs_file_ops(attr_sd);
@@ -686,6 +687,7 @@ static int kernfs_file_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
has_read = ops->show;
has_write = ops->store;
+ has_mmap = false;
/* check perms and supported operations */
@@ -703,7 +705,23 @@ static int kernfs_file_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
if (!of)
goto err_out;
- mutex_init(&of->mutex);
+ /*
+ * The following is done to give a different lockdep key to
+ * @of->mutex for files which implement mmap. This is a rather
+ * crude way to avoid false positive lockdep warning around
+ * mm->mmap_sem - mmap nests @of->mutex under mm->mmap_sem and
+ * reading /sys/block/sda/trace/act_mask grabs sr_mutex, under
+ * which mm->mmap_sem nests, while holding @of->mutex. As each
+ * open file has a separate mutex, it's okay as long as those don't
+ * happen on the same file. At this point, we can't easily give
+ * each file a separate locking class. Let's differentiate on
+ * whether the file has mmap or not for now.
+ */
+ if (has_mmap)
+ mutex_init(&of->mutex);
+ else
+ mutex_init(&of->mutex);
of->sd = attr_sd;
of->file = file;