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    md: make ->congested robust against personality changes. · 5c675f83
    NeilBrown authored
    There is currently no locking around calls to the 'congested'
    bdi function.  If called at an awkward time while an array is
    being converted from one level (or personality) to another, there
    is a tiny chance of running code in an unreferenced module etc.
    So add a 'congested' function to the md_personality operations
    structure, and call it with appropriate locking from a central
    When the array personality is changing the array will be 'suspended'
    so no IO is processed.
    If mddev_congested detects this, it simply reports that the
    array is congested, which is a safe guess.
    As mddev_suspend calls synchronize_rcu(), mddev_congested can
    avoid races by included the whole call inside an rcu_read_lock()
    This require that the congested functions for all subordinate devices
    can be run under rcu_lock.  Fortunately this is the case.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarNeilBrown <neilb@suse.de>