Commit fcb82f88 authored by Zach Brown's avatar Zach Brown Committed by Linus Torvalds

dio: remove bogus refcounting BUG_ON

Badari Pulavarty reported a case of this BUG_ON is triggering during
testing.  It's completely bogus and should be removed.

It's trying to notice if we left references to the dio hanging around in
the sync case.  They should have been dropped as IO completed while this
path was in dio_await_completion().  This condition will also be
checked, via some twisty logic, by the BUG_ON(ret != -EIOCBQUEUED) a few
lines lower.  So to start this BUG_ON() is redundant.

More fatally, it's dereferencing dio-> after having dropped its
reference.  It's only safe to dereference the dio after releasing the
lock if the final reference was just dropped.  Another CPU might free
the dio in bio completion and reuse the memory after this path drops the
dio lock but before the BUG_ON() is evaluated.

This patch passed aio+dio regression unit tests and aio-stress on ext3.
Signed-off-by: default avatarZach Brown <>
Cc: Badari Pulavarty <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 5dcccd8d
......@@ -1106,7 +1106,7 @@ direct_io_worker(int rw, struct kiocb *iocb, struct inode *inode,
spin_lock_irqsave(&dio->bio_lock, flags);
ret2 = --dio->refcount;
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&dio->bio_lock, flags);
BUG_ON(!dio->is_async && ret2 != 0);
if (ret2 == 0) {
ret = dio_complete(dio, offset, ret);
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