Commit 3d310eb7 authored by Committed by Linus Torvalds
[PATCH] md: fix deadlock due to md thread processing delayed requests.
Before completing a 'write' the md superblock might need to be updated. This is best done by the md_thread. The current code schedules this up and queues the write request for later handling by the md_thread. However some personalities (Raid5/raid6) will deadlock if the md_thread tries to submit requests to its own array. So this patch changes things so the processes submitting the request waits for the superblock to be written and then submits the request itself. This fixes a recently-created deadlock in raid5/raid6 Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
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