Hi Ben,

Thanks for your reply, and yes, I did notice #238. I should say at this point 
that I'm a newbie when it comes to kernel code and am trying to learn about it 
(hence current).

The entry you refer to does look a bit like the one I've got, but I'm not 
totally sure if the same code path is being followed to arrive at this LOR. An 
inode is being created in my case, vs a directory creation (entry + inode 
probably) in #238, and then a sync is being attempted, which causes locks to 
activate in the softdep code. I've read a bit about this from McCusick's book 
but the details are still fuzzy.

Perhaps you are trying to tell me that it's benign? I know that WITNESS has 
false positives, an example being #236 where due to shared vs exclusive vnode 
locks required on the two ways to lock bufwait and dirhash a deadlock never 

From: Benjamin Kaduk [ka...@mit.edu]
Sent: January 8, 2017 4:47 PM
To: Anindya Mukherjee
Cc: freebsd-current@freebsd.org
Subject: Re: New Lock Order Reversal in 12.0?

On Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 12:32:28AM +0000, Anindya Mukherjee wrote:
> Hi, I'm running 12.0-current and noticed a LOR message from WITNESS which I 
> couldn't find a report about. I looked at 
> http://sources.zabbadoz.net/freebsd/lor.html, among other places.
> system details:
> root@triskelion:~ # uname -a
> FreeBSD triskelion 12.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT #0 r311461: Thu Jan  5 
> 22:46:38 UTC 2017     
> r...@releng3.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
> root@triskelion:~ # freebsd-version
> 12.0-CURRENT
> WITNESS report:
> lock order reversal:
>  1st 0xfffff8002e8049a0 ufs (ufs) @ /usr/src/sys/kern/vfs_subr.c:2598
>  2nd 0xfffffe01e7ce9b40 bufwait (bufwait) @ 
> /usr/src/sys/ufs/ffs/ffs_vnops.c:277
>  3rd 0xfffff8002ec7b9a0 ufs (ufs) @ /usr/src/sys/kern/vfs_subr.c:2598
> stack backtrace:
> #0 0xffffffff80aa6fd0 at witness_debugger+0x70
> #1 0xffffffff80aa6ed3 at witness_checkorder+0xde3
> #2 0xffffffff80a20c15 at __lockmgr_args+0x725
> #3 0xffffffff80d06fc5 at ffs_lock+0xa5
> #4 0xffffffff8101c0c0 at VOP_LOCK1_APV+0xe0
> #5 0xffffffff80b1a6aa at _vn_lock+0x9a
> #6 0xffffffff80b0ac94 at vget+0x64
> #7 0xffffffff80afd19c at vfs_hash_get+0xcc
> #8 0xffffffff80d02e5e at ffs_vgetf+0x3e
> #9 0xffffffff80cf9787 at softdep_sync_buf+0xc37
> #10 0xffffffff80d07c51 at ffs_syncvnode+0x2a1
> #11 0xffffffff80d06e60 at ffs_fsync+0x20
> #12 0xffffffff8101b110 at VOP_FSYNC_APV+0xe0
> #13 0xffffffff80d0f2f0 at ufs_direnter+0x870
> #14 0xffffffff80d18050 at ufs_makeinode+0x5c0
> #15 0xffffffff80d13d7a at ufs_create+0x3a
> #16 0xffffffff810199ca at VOP_CREATE_APV+0xda
> #17 0xffffffff80b19f77 at vn_open_cred+0x2c7
> This is based on the FreeBSD-12.0-CURRENT-amd64-20170105-r311461-memstick.img 
> installer. Known issue?

You do not think it looks like http://sources.zabbadoz.net/freebsd/lor/238.html 

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