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Date:   Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:08:51 -0700
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        stable@...r.kernel.org, Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>,
        Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Al Viro <viro@...IV.linux.org.uk>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Sasha Levin <sashal@...nel.org>
Subject: [PATCH 4.14 084/135] fs/drop_caches.c: avoid softlockups in drop_pagecache_sb()

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

------------------

[ Upstream commit c27d82f52f75fc9d8d9d40d120d2a96fdeeada5e ]

When superblock has lots of inodes without any pagecache (like is the
case for /proc), drop_pagecache_sb() will iterate through all of them
without dropping sb->s_inode_list_lock which can lead to softlockups
(one of our customers hit this).

Fix the problem by going to the slow path and doing cond_resched() in
case the process needs rescheduling.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190114085343.15011-1-jack@suse.cz
Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>
Reviewed-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@...IV.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@...nel.org>
---
 fs/drop_caches.c | 8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/drop_caches.c b/fs/drop_caches.c
index 82377017130f..d31b6c72b476 100644
--- a/fs/drop_caches.c
+++ b/fs/drop_caches.c
@@ -21,8 +21,13 @@ static void drop_pagecache_sb(struct super_block *sb, void *unused)
 	spin_lock(&sb->s_inode_list_lock);
 	list_for_each_entry(inode, &sb->s_inodes, i_sb_list) {
 		spin_lock(&inode->i_lock);
+		/*
+		 * We must skip inodes in unusual state. We may also skip
+		 * inodes without pages but we deliberately won't in case
+		 * we need to reschedule to avoid softlockups.
+		 */
 		if ((inode->i_state & (I_FREEING|I_WILL_FREE|I_NEW)) ||
-		    (inode->i_mapping->nrpages == 0)) {
+		    (inode->i_mapping->nrpages == 0 && !need_resched())) {
 			spin_unlock(&inode->i_lock);
 			continue;
 		}
@@ -30,6 +35,7 @@ static void drop_pagecache_sb(struct super_block *sb, void *unused)
 		spin_unlock(&inode->i_lock);
 		spin_unlock(&sb->s_inode_list_lock);
 
+		cond_resched();
 		invalidate_mapping_pages(inode->i_mapping, 0, -1);
 		iput(toput_inode);
 		toput_inode = inode;
-- 
2.19.1



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