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Date:	Thu,  3 Jan 2013 15:52:13 +0100
From:	Peter Huewe <>
To:	Ian Kent <>
	Fengguang Wu <>,
	Peter Huewe <>
Subject: [PATCH] fs/autofs: Fix sparse warning: context imbalance in 'autofs4_d_automount' - different lock contexts for basic block

Sparse complains:
+ fs/autofs4/root.c:409:9: sparse: context imbalance in
'autofs4_d_automount' - different lock contexts for basic block

This was introduced by commit
f55fb0c243 autofs4 - dont clear DCACHE_NEED_AUTOMOUNT on rootless mount

The function autofs4_d_automount can be left with the (&sbi->fs_lock)
held if sbi->version <= 4 and simple_empty(dentry) == false so the warning seems valid.

--> Add an spin_unlock in this case before we jump to done

Unfortunately compile tested only.

Reported-by: Fengguang Wu <>
Signed-off-by: Peter Huewe <>
 fs/autofs4/root.c |    4 +++-
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/autofs4/root.c b/fs/autofs4/root.c
index c934476..74a299f 100644
--- a/fs/autofs4/root.c
+++ b/fs/autofs4/root.c
@@ -383,8 +383,10 @@ static struct vfsmount *autofs4_d_automount(struct path *path)
 				goto done;
 		} else {
-			if (!simple_empty(dentry))
+			if (!simple_empty(dentry)) {
+				spin_unlock(&sbi->fs_lock);
 				goto done;
+			}
 		ino->flags |= AUTOFS_INF_PENDING;

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