lockdep warning during elevator_switch

From: Hugh Dickins
Date: Sun Jan 31 2010 - 18:55:19 EST

>From 2.6.33-rc3 onwards, PROVE_LOCKING=y gives me the warning below when
I "echo deadline >/sys/block/sdb/queue/scheduler" to change it from cfq.

Backing out 846f99749ab68bbc7f75c74fec305de675b1a1bf "sysfs: Add lockdep
annotations for the sysfs active reference" stops the warning -
but I realize that doesn't mean the actual problem (if any) is fixed.

(An orthogonal irritation which I don't recall anyone mentioning before:
lockdep's stacktrace involves a console_verbose() to make sure it goes to
console, which is never cancelled: so from that point on my console is
spammed with wireless authentication debug messages every twenty minutes.
But perhaps that's a feature, without which I'd have ignored the lockdep
report for longer; and /proc/sys/kernel/printk can restore the loglevel.)


[ INFO: possible recursive locking detected ]
2.6.33-rc6 #1
sh/889 is trying to acquire lock:
(s_active){++++.+}, at: [<7820a975>] sysfs_addrm_finish+0x27/0x4e

but task is already holding lock:
(s_active){++++.+}, at: [<7820ab82>] sysfs_get_active_two+0x18/0x3e

other info that might help us debug this:
4 locks held by sh/889:
#0: (&buffer->mutex){+.+.+.}, at: [<7820984e>] sysfs_write_file+0x20/0x99
#1: (s_active){++++.+}, at: [<7820ab82>] sysfs_get_active_two+0x18/0x3e
#2: (s_active){++++.+}, at: [<7820ab91>] sysfs_get_active_two+0x27/0x3e
#3: (&q->sysfs_lock){+.+.+.}, at: [<78289e95>] queue_attr_store+0x2e/0x68

stack backtrace:
Pid: 889, comm: sh Not tainted 2.6.33-rc6 #1
Call Trace:
[<784a6966>] ? printk+0xf/0x11
[<781752a1>] print_deadlock_bug+0x99/0xa3
[<781753c6>] check_deadlock+0x11b/0x140
[<781763e5>] validate_chain+0x4ec/0x4f9
[<78176a68>] __lock_acquire+0x676/0x6cf
[<78176b64>] lock_acquire+0xa3/0xbc
[<7820a975>] ? sysfs_addrm_finish+0x27/0x4e
[<7820a37a>] sysfs_deactivate+0x6c/0xa4
[<7820a975>] ? sysfs_addrm_finish+0x27/0x4e
[<7820a975>] sysfs_addrm_finish+0x27/0x4e
[<7820aa3a>] sysfs_remove_dir+0x62/0x72
[<7829d6dd>] kobject_del+0x11/0x32
[<78283406>] __elv_unregister_queue+0x18/0x20
[<78283c66>] elevator_switch+0x6d/0x11b
[<78283d92>] elv_iosched_store+0x7e/0x9b
[<78289eb8>] queue_attr_store+0x51/0x68
[<78209894>] sysfs_write_file+0x66/0x99
[<781cd460>] vfs_write+0x8a/0x108
[<781cd578>] sys_write+0x3c/0x63
[<78125b90>] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x36
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