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[v9,2/8] writeback, cgroup: add smp_mb() to cgroup_writeback_umount()

Message ID 20210608230225.2078447-3-guro@fb.com (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series cgroup, blkcg: prevent dirty inodes to pin dying memory cgroups | expand

Commit Message

Roman Gushchin June 8, 2021, 11:02 p.m. UTC
A full memory barrier is required between clearing SB_ACTIVE flag
in generic_shutdown_super() and checking isw_nr_in_flight in
cgroup_writeback_umount(), otherwise a new switch operation might
be scheduled after atomic_read(&isw_nr_in_flight) returned 0.
This would result in a non-flushed isw_wq, and a potential crash.

The problem hasn't yet been seen in the real life and was discovered
by Jan Kara by looking into the code.

Suggested-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>
Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
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 fs/fs-writeback.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/fs/fs-writeback.c b/fs/fs-writeback.c
index 7d2891d7ac12..b6fc13a4962d 100644
--- a/fs/fs-writeback.c
+++ b/fs/fs-writeback.c
@@ -1000,6 +1000,12 @@  int cgroup_writeback_by_id(u64 bdi_id, int memcg_id, unsigned long nr,
  */
 void cgroup_writeback_umount(void)
 {
+	/*
+	 * SB_ACTIVE should be reliably cleared before checking
+	 * isw_nr_in_flight, see generic_shutdown_super().
+	 */
+	smp_mb();
+
 	if (atomic_read(&isw_nr_in_flight)) {
 		/*
 		 * Use rcu_barrier() to wait for all pending callbacks to