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Date:	Fri,  7 Mar 2014 17:07:36 -0800
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Jan Kara <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.4 40/99] quota: Fix race between dqput() and dquot_scan_active()

3.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Jan Kara <>

commit 1362f4ea20fa63688ba6026e586d9746ff13a846 upstream.

Currently last dqput() can race with dquot_scan_active() causing it to
call callback for an already deactivated dquot. The race is as follows:

CPU1					CPU2
    if (atomic_read(&dquot->dq_count) > 1) {
     - not taken
    if (test_bit(DQ_ACTIVE_B, &dquot->dq_flags)) {
        if (atomic_read(&dquot->dq_count) > 1)
         - not taken
					    if (!test_bit(DQ_ACTIVE_B, &dquot->dq_flags))
					     - not taken
        - proceeds to release dquot
					    ret = fn(dquot, priv);
					     - called for inactive dquot

Fix the problem by making sure possible ->release_dquot() is finished by
the time we call the callback and new calls to it will notice reference
dquot_scan_active() has taken and bail out.

Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 fs/quota/dquot.c |   14 +++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/fs/quota/dquot.c
+++ b/fs/quota/dquot.c
@@ -580,9 +580,17 @@ int dquot_scan_active(struct super_block
 		old_dquot = dquot;
-		ret = fn(dquot, priv);
-		if (ret < 0)
-			goto out;
+		/*
+		 * ->release_dquot() can be racing with us. Our reference
+		 * protects us from new calls to it so just wait for any
+		 * outstanding call and recheck the DQ_ACTIVE_B after that.
+		 */
+		wait_on_dquot(dquot);
+		if (test_bit(DQ_ACTIVE_B, &dquot->dq_flags)) {
+			ret = fn(dquot, priv);
+			if (ret < 0)
+				goto out;
+		}
 		/* We are safe to continue now because our dquot could not
 		 * be moved out of the inuse list while we hold the reference */

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