Commit a8c32a5c authored by Jens Axboe's avatar Jens Axboe

dm: fix deadlock with request based dm and queue request_fn recursion

Request based dm attempts to re-run the request queue off the
request completion path. If used with a driver that potentially does
end_io from its request_fn, we could deadlock trying to recurse
back into request dispatch. Fix this by punting the request queue
run to kblockd.

Tested to fix a quickly reproducible deadlock in such a scenario.

Acked-by: default avatarAlasdair G Kergon <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <>
parent eac7cc52
......@@ -740,8 +740,14 @@ static void rq_completed(struct mapped_device *md, int rw, int run_queue)
if (!md_in_flight(md))
* Run this off this callpath, as drivers could invoke end_io while
* inside their request_fn (and holding the queue lock). Calling
* back into ->request_fn() could deadlock attempting to grab the
* queue lock again.
if (run_queue)
* dm_put() must be at the end of this function. See the comment above
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