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Date:   Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:17:21 -0200
From:   Thiago Jung Bauermann <>
To:     Dan Williams <>
Cc:, Andi Kleen <>,
        Jan Kara <>, Rabin Vincent <>,,,
        Jens Axboe <>, Wei Fang <>,, Christoph Hellwig <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 0/2] block: fix backing_dev_info lifetime

Hello Dan,

Am Freitag, 6. Januar 2017, 17:02:51 BRST schrieb Dan Williams:
> v1 of these changes [1] was a one line change to bdev_get_queue() to
> prevent a shutdown crash when del_gendisk() races the final
> __blkdev_put().
> While it is known at del_gendisk() time that the queue is still alive,
> Jan Kara points to other paths [2] that are racing __blkdev_put() where
> the assumption that ->bd_queue, or inode->i_wb is valid does not hold.
> Fix that broken assumption, make it the case that if you have a live
> block_device, or block_device-inode that the corresponding queue and
> inode-write-back data is still valid.
> These changes survive a run of the libnvdimm unit test suite which puts
> some stress on the block_device shutdown path.

I realize that the kernel test robot found problems with this series, but FWIW 
it fixes the bug mentioned in [2].

> [1]:
> [2]:

Thiago Jung Bauermann
IBM Linux Technology Center

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