Commit 4a6a4499 authored by Jonathan Corbet's avatar Jonathan Corbet
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Fix a lockdep warning in fasync_helper()

Lockdep gripes if file->f_lock is taken in a no-IRQ situation, since that
is not always the case.  We don't really want to disable IRQs for every
acquisition of f_lock; instead, just move it outside of fasync_lock.
Reported-by: default avatarBartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <>
Reported-by: default avatarLarry Finger <>
Reported-by: default avatarWu Fengguang <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJonathan Corbet <>
parent 996ff68d
......@@ -531,6 +531,12 @@ int fasync_helper(int fd, struct file * filp, int on, struct fasync_struct **fap
if (!new)
return -ENOMEM;
* We need to take f_lock first since it's not an IRQ-safe
* lock.
for (fp = fapp; (fa = *fp) != NULL; fp = &fa->fa_next) {
if (fa->fa_file == filp) {
......@@ -555,14 +561,12 @@ int fasync_helper(int fd, struct file * filp, int on, struct fasync_struct **fap
result = 1;
/* Fix up FASYNC bit while still holding fasync_lock */
if (on)
filp->f_flags |= FASYNC;
filp->f_flags &= ~FASYNC;
return result;
......@@ -848,7 +848,7 @@ struct file {
#define f_dentry f_path.dentry
#define f_vfsmnt f_path.mnt
const struct file_operations *f_op;
spinlock_t f_lock; /* f_ep_links, f_flags */
spinlock_t f_lock; /* f_ep_links, f_flags, no IRQ */
atomic_long_t f_count;
unsigned int f_flags;
fmode_t f_mode;
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