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Date:	Fri, 7 Nov 2008 21:52:11 +0530
From:	"Aneesh Kumar K.V" <>
To:	Li Zefan <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH -V3 9/9] ext4: Fix lockdep recursive locking warning

On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 04:04:40PM +0800, Li Zefan wrote:
> I got compile error on IA64:
> fs/ext4/mballoc.c: In function ‘ext4_mb_add_groupinfo’:
> fs/ext4/mballoc.c:2482: error: implicit declaration of function ‘__init_rwsem’

Can you try this patch. I guess IA64 doesn't support lockdep

ext4: Fix lockdep recursive locking warning

From: Aneesh Kumar K.V <>

Indicate that the group locks can be taken in loop.

Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <>
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <>
 fs/ext4/mballoc.c |   11 ++++++++++-
 1 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
index f58de20..cb0ccbe 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
@@ -2413,6 +2413,9 @@ ext4_mb_store_history(struct ext4_allocation_context *ac)
 #define ext4_mb_history_init(sb)
+static struct lock_class_key alloc_sem_key[NR_BG_LOCKS];
 /* Create and initialize ext4_group_info data for the given group. */
 int ext4_mb_add_groupinfo(struct super_block *sb, ext4_group_t group,
@@ -2473,8 +2476,14 @@ int ext4_mb_add_groupinfo(struct super_block *sb, ext4_group_t group,
-	init_rwsem(&meta_group_info[i]->alloc_sem);
+	__init_rwsem(&meta_group_info[i]->alloc_sem,
+			"&meta_group_info[i]->alloc_sem",
+			&alloc_sem_key[i]);
 	meta_group_info[i]->bb_free_root.rb_node = NULL;;
+	init_rwsem(&meta_group_info[i]->alloc_sem);
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