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authorDan Williams <>2016-07-31 11:15:13 -0700
committerJens Axboe <>2016-08-04 14:19:16 -0600
commitdf08c32ce3be5be138c1dbfcba203314a3a7cd6f (patch)
tree906ceebd01ea4ff2ff2785c5b6df7fee3faba737 /block/genhd.c
parent71f79fb3179e69b0c1448a2101a866d871c66e7f (diff)
block: fix bdi vs gendisk lifetime mismatch
The name for a bdi of a gendisk is derived from the gendisk's devt. However, since the gendisk is destroyed before the bdi it leaves a window where a new gendisk could dynamically reuse the same devt while a bdi with the same name is still live. Arrange for the bdi to hold a reference against its "owner" disk device while it is registered. Otherwise we can hit sysfs duplicate name collisions like the following: WARNING: CPU: 10 PID: 2078 at fs/sysfs/dir.c:31 sysfs_warn_dup+0x64/0x80 sysfs: cannot create duplicate filename '/devices/virtual/bdi/259:1' Hardware name: HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8, BIOS P79 05/06/2015 0000000000000286 0000000002c04ad5 ffff88006f24f970 ffffffff8134caec ffff88006f24f9c0 0000000000000000 ffff88006f24f9b0 ffffffff8108c351 0000001f0000000c ffff88105d236000 ffff88105d1031e0 ffff8800357427f8 Call Trace: [<ffffffff8134caec>] dump_stack+0x63/0x87 [<ffffffff8108c351>] __warn+0xd1/0xf0 [<ffffffff8108c3cf>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x5f/0x80 [<ffffffff812a0d34>] sysfs_warn_dup+0x64/0x80 [<ffffffff812a0e1e>] sysfs_create_dir_ns+0x7e/0x90 [<ffffffff8134faaa>] kobject_add_internal+0xaa/0x320 [<ffffffff81358d4e>] ? vsnprintf+0x34e/0x4d0 [<ffffffff8134ff55>] kobject_add+0x75/0xd0 [<ffffffff816e66b2>] ? mutex_lock+0x12/0x2f [<ffffffff8148b0a5>] device_add+0x125/0x610 [<ffffffff8148b788>] device_create_groups_vargs+0xd8/0x100 [<ffffffff8148b7cc>] device_create_vargs+0x1c/0x20 [<ffffffff811b775c>] bdi_register+0x8c/0x180 [<ffffffff811b7877>] bdi_register_dev+0x27/0x30 [<ffffffff813317f5>] add_disk+0x175/0x4a0 Cc: <> Reported-by: Yi Zhang <> Tested-by: Yi Zhang <> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <> Fixed up missing 0 return in bdi_register_owner(). Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
Diffstat (limited to 'block/genhd.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/block/genhd.c b/block/genhd.c
index 0ad8796..fcd6d4f 100644
--- a/block/genhd.c
+++ b/block/genhd.c
@@ -614,7 +614,7 @@ void device_add_disk(struct device *parent, struct gendisk *disk)
/* Register BDI before referencing it from bdev */
bdi = &disk->queue->backing_dev_info;
- bdi_register_dev(bdi, disk_devt(disk));
+ bdi_register_owner(bdi, disk_to_dev(disk));
blk_register_region(disk_devt(disk), disk->minors, NULL,
exact_match, exact_lock, disk);