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From: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:31:10 -0400
Subject: [PATCH] deal with deadlock in d_walk()

... by not hitting rename_retry for reasons other than rename having
happened.  In other words, do _not_ restart when finding that
between unlocking the child and locking the parent the former got
into __dentry_kill().  Skip the killed siblings instead...

Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
---
 fs/dcache.c | 31 ++++++++++++++++---------------
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/dcache.c b/fs/dcache.c
index 8d7c2b34cb3f..e6c207134a14 100644
--- a/fs/dcache.c
+++ b/fs/dcache.c
@@ -465,7 +465,7 @@ static void __dentry_kill(struct dentry *dentry)
 	}
 	/* if it was on the hash then remove it */
 	__d_drop(dentry);
-	list_del(&dentry->d_child);
+	__list_del_entry(&dentry->d_child);
 	/*
 	 * Inform d_walk() that we are no longer attached to the
 	 * dentry tree
@@ -1113,33 +1113,31 @@ resume:
 	/*
 	 * All done at this level ... ascend and resume the search.
 	 */
+	rcu_read_lock();
+ascend:
 	if (this_parent != parent) {
 		struct dentry *child = this_parent;
 		this_parent = child->d_parent;
 
-		rcu_read_lock();
 		spin_unlock(&child->d_lock);
 		spin_lock(&this_parent->d_lock);
 
-		/*
-		 * might go back up the wrong parent if we have had a rename
-		 * or deletion
-		 */
-		if (this_parent != child->d_parent ||
-			 (child->d_flags & DCACHE_DENTRY_KILLED) ||
-			 need_seqretry(&rename_lock, seq)) {
-			spin_unlock(&this_parent->d_lock);
-			rcu_read_unlock();
+		/* might go back up the wrong parent if we have had a rename. */
+		if (need_seqretry(&rename_lock, seq))
 			goto rename_retry;
+		next = child->d_child.next;
+		while (unlikely(child->d_flags & DCACHE_DENTRY_KILLED)) {
+			if (next == &this_parent->d_subdirs)
+				goto ascend;
+			child = list_entry(next, struct dentry, d_child);
+			next = next->next;
 		}
 		rcu_read_unlock();
-		next = child->d_child.next;
 		goto resume;
 	}
-	if (need_seqretry(&rename_lock, seq)) {
-		spin_unlock(&this_parent->d_lock);
+	if (need_seqretry(&rename_lock, seq))
 		goto rename_retry;
-	}
+	rcu_read_unlock();
 	if (finish)
 		finish(data);
 
@@ -1149,6 +1147,9 @@ out_unlock:
 	return;
 
 rename_retry:
+	spin_unlock(&this_parent->d_lock);
+	rcu_read_unlock();
+	BUG_ON(seq & 1);
 	if (!retry)
 		return;
 	seq = 1;
-- 
2.1.0