Commit 718cc6f8 authored by Jie Liu's avatar Jie Liu Committed by Ben Myers

xfs: fix infinite loop by detaching the group/project hints from user dquot

xfs_quota(8) will hang up if trying to turn group/project quota off
before the user quota is off, this could be 100% reproduced by:
  # mount -ouquota,gquota /dev/sda7 /xfs
  # mkdir /xfs/test
  # xfs_quota -xc 'off -g' /xfs <-- hangs up
  # echo w > /proc/sysrq-trigger
  # dmesg

  SysRq : Show Blocked State
  task                        PC stack   pid father
  xfs_quota       D 0000000000000000     0 27574   2551 0x00000000
  Call Trace:
  [<ffffffff81aaa21d>] schedule+0xad/0xc0
  [<ffffffff81aa327e>] schedule_timeout+0x35e/0x3c0
  [<ffffffff8114b506>] ? mark_held_locks+0x176/0x1c0
  [<ffffffff810ad6c0>] ? call_timer_fn+0x2c0/0x2c0
  [<ffffffffa0c25380>] ? xfs_qm_shrink_count+0x30/0x30 [xfs]
  [<ffffffff81aa3306>] schedule_timeout_uninterruptible+0x26/0x30
  [<ffffffffa0c26155>] xfs_qm_dquot_walk+0x235/0x260 [xfs]
  [<ffffffffa0c059d8>] ? xfs_perag_get+0x1d8/0x2d0 [xfs]
  [<ffffffffa0c05805>] ? xfs_perag_get+0x5/0x2d0 [xfs]
  [<ffffffffa0b7707e>] ? xfs_inode_ag_iterator+0xae/0xf0 [xfs]
  [<ffffffffa0c22280>] ? xfs_trans_free_dqinfo+0x50/0x50 [xfs]
  [<ffffffffa0b7709f>] ? xfs_inode_ag_iterator+0xcf/0xf0 [xfs]
  [<ffffffffa0c261e6>] xfs_qm_dqpurge_all+0x66/0xb0 [xfs]
  [<ffffffffa0c2497a>] xfs_qm_scall_quotaoff+0x20a/0x5f0 [xfs]
  [<ffffffffa0c2b8f6>] xfs_fs_set_xstate+0x136/0x180 [xfs]
  [<ffffffff8136cf7a>] do_quotactl+0x53a/0x6b0
  [<ffffffff812fba4b>] ? iput+0x5b/0x90
  [<ffffffff8136d257>] SyS_quotactl+0x167/0x1d0
  [<ffffffff814cf2ee>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_thunk+0x3a/0x3f
  [<ffffffff81abcd19>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

It's fine if we turn user quota off at first, then turn off other
kind of quotas if they are enabled since the group/project dquot
refcount is decreased to zero once the user quota if off. Otherwise,
those dquots refcount is non-zero due to the user dquot might refer
to them as hint(s).  Hence, above operation cause an infinite loop
at xfs_qm_dquot_walk() while trying to purge dquot cache.

This problem has been around since Linux 3.4, it was introduced by:
  [ b84a3a96 xfs: remove the per-filesystem list of dquots ]

Originally we will release the group dquot pointers because the user
dquots maybe carrying around as a hint via xfs_qm_detach_gdquots().
However, with above change, there is no such work to be done before
purging group/project dquot cache.

In order to solve this problem, this patch introduces a special routine
xfs_qm_dqpurge_hints(), and it would release the group/project dquot
pointers the user dquots maybe carrying around as a hint, and then it
will proceed to purge the user dquot cache if requested.

Signed-off-by: default avatarJie Liu <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarDave Chinner <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarBen Myers <>

(cherry picked from commit df8052e7)
parent 5c227278
......@@ -134,8 +134,6 @@ xfs_qm_dqpurge(
struct xfs_mount *mp = dqp->q_mount;
struct xfs_quotainfo *qi = mp->m_quotainfo;
struct xfs_dquot *gdqp = NULL;
struct xfs_dquot *pdqp = NULL;
if ((dqp->dq_flags & XFS_DQ_FREEING) || dqp->q_nrefs != 0) {
......@@ -143,21 +141,6 @@ xfs_qm_dqpurge(
return EAGAIN;
* If this quota has a hint attached, prepare for releasing it now.
gdqp = dqp->q_gdquot;
if (gdqp) {
dqp->q_gdquot = NULL;
pdqp = dqp->q_pdquot;
if (pdqp) {
dqp->q_pdquot = NULL;
dqp->dq_flags |= XFS_DQ_FREEING;
......@@ -206,11 +189,47 @@ xfs_qm_dqpurge(
return 0;
* Release the group or project dquot pointers the user dquots maybe carrying
* around as a hint, and proceed to purge the user dquot cache if requested.
struct xfs_dquot *dqp,
void *data)
struct xfs_dquot *gdqp = NULL;
struct xfs_dquot *pdqp = NULL;
uint flags = *((uint *)data);
if (dqp->dq_flags & XFS_DQ_FREEING) {
return EAGAIN;
/* If this quota has a hint attached, prepare for releasing it now */
gdqp = dqp->q_gdquot;
if (gdqp)
dqp->q_gdquot = NULL;
pdqp = dqp->q_pdquot;
if (pdqp)
dqp->q_pdquot = NULL;
if (gdqp)
if (pdqp)
if (flags & XFS_QMOPT_UQUOTA)
return xfs_qm_dqpurge(dqp, NULL);
return 0;
......@@ -222,8 +241,18 @@ xfs_qm_dqpurge_all(
struct xfs_mount *mp,
uint flags)
if (flags & XFS_QMOPT_UQUOTA)
xfs_qm_dquot_walk(mp, XFS_DQ_USER, xfs_qm_dqpurge, NULL);
* We have to release group/project dquot hint(s) from the user dquot
* at first if they are there, otherwise we would run into an infinite
* loop while walking through radix tree to purge other type of dquots
* since their refcount is not zero if the user dquot refers to them
* as hint.
* Call the special xfs_qm_dqpurge_hints() will end up go through the
* general xfs_qm_dqpurge() against user dquot cache if requested.
xfs_qm_dquot_walk(mp, XFS_DQ_USER, xfs_qm_dqpurge_hints, &flags);
if (flags & XFS_QMOPT_GQUOTA)
xfs_qm_dquot_walk(mp, XFS_DQ_GROUP, xfs_qm_dqpurge, NULL);
if (flags & XFS_QMOPT_PQUOTA)
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