Re: 4.8-rc4 spews "BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at fs/dcache.c:757"

From: Al Viro
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 - 11:19:04 EST

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 04:35:46PM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:

> [<ffffffff81260b26>] dput+0x46/0x400
... which should not be called in atomic contexts
> [<ffffffff8124ff67>] follow_down_one+0x27/0x60
... and neither should this
> [<ffffffff81344da2>] autofs4_mount_busy+0x32/0x110
... nor that (for fsck sake, there's full-blown path_put() in it!)
> [<ffffffff81345081>] should_expire+0x51/0x3d0
... so that would better not be called in atomic either (incidentally,
it also calls dput() directly)
> [<ffffffff81345790>] autofs4_expire_indirect+0x190/0x2d0
... while here it is called under sbi->fs_lock.

> I don't remember of a similar stack trace in the past, so if any, it
> can be a regression in 4.8 kernel. But I cannot say it in 100%, as
> this looks spontaneous, nor I would be able to reproduce it at the
> next boot...

It's old; the race is narrow, but it's been there for quite a while, by
the look of it.