SUNRPC: Make slot allocation more reliable
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Trond Myklebust June 20, 2017, 11:35 p.m. UTC
In xprt_alloc_slot(), the spin lock is only needed to provide atomicity
between the atomic_add_unless() failure and the call to xprt_add_backlog().
We do not actually need to hold it across the memory allocation itself.

By dropping the lock, we can use a more resilient GFP_NOFS allocation,
just as we now do in the rest of the RPC client code.

Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <>
 net/sunrpc/xprt.c | 8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/net/sunrpc/xprt.c b/net/sunrpc/xprt.c
index 3e63c5e97ebe..4654a9934269 100644
--- a/net/sunrpc/xprt.c
+++ b/net/sunrpc/xprt.c
@@ -1047,13 +1047,15 @@  static bool xprt_throttle_congested(struct rpc_xprt *xprt, struct rpc_task *task
 	return ret;
-static struct rpc_rqst *xprt_dynamic_alloc_slot(struct rpc_xprt *xprt, gfp_t gfp_flags)
+static struct rpc_rqst *xprt_dynamic_alloc_slot(struct rpc_xprt *xprt)
 	struct rpc_rqst *req = ERR_PTR(-EAGAIN);
 	if (!atomic_add_unless(&xprt->num_reqs, 1, xprt->max_reqs))
 		goto out;
-	req = kzalloc(sizeof(struct rpc_rqst), gfp_flags);
+	spin_unlock(&xprt->reserve_lock);
+	req = kzalloc(sizeof(struct rpc_rqst), GFP_NOFS);
+	spin_lock(&xprt->reserve_lock);
 	if (req != NULL)
 		goto out;
@@ -1081,7 +1083,7 @@  void xprt_alloc_slot(struct rpc_xprt *xprt, struct rpc_task *task)
 		goto out_init_req;
-	req = xprt_dynamic_alloc_slot(xprt, GFP_NOWAIT|__GFP_NOWARN);
+	req = xprt_dynamic_alloc_slot(xprt);
 	if (!IS_ERR(req))
 		goto out_init_req;
 	switch (PTR_ERR(req)) {