From: Jan Kara <>

[ Upstream commit c52c47e4b4fbe4284602fc2ccbfc4a4d8dc05b49 ]

I've hit a lockdep splat with generic/270 test complaining that:

3216.fsstress.b/3533 is trying to acquire lock:
 (jbd2_handle){++++..}, at: [<ffffffff813152e0>] jbd2_log_wait_commit+0x0/0x150

but task is already holding lock:
 (jbd2_handle){++++..}, at: [<ffffffff8130bd3b>] start_this_handle+0x35b/0x850

The underlying problem is that jbd2_journal_force_commit_nested()
(called from ext4_should_retry_alloc()) may get called while a
transaction handle is started. In such case it takes care to not wait
for commit of the running transaction (which would deadlock) but only
for a commit of a transaction that is already committing (which is safe
as that doesn't wait for any filesystem locks).

In fact there are also other callers of jbd2_log_wait_commit() that take
care to pass tid of a transaction that is already committing and for
those cases, the lockdep instrumentation is too restrictive and leading
to false positive reports. Fix the problem by calling
jbd2_might_wait_for_commit() from jbd2_log_wait_commit() only if the
transaction isn't already committing.

Fixes: 1eaa566d368b214d99cbb973647c1b0b8102a9ae
Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <>
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 fs/jbd2/journal.c | 15 ++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/jbd2/journal.c b/fs/jbd2/journal.c
index 7d4b557f1962..047c8ef620fe 100644
--- a/fs/jbd2/journal.c
+++ b/fs/jbd2/journal.c
@@ -691,8 +691,21 @@ int jbd2_log_wait_commit(journal_t *journal, tid_t tid)
        int err = 0;
-       jbd2_might_wait_for_commit(journal);
+       /*
+        * Some callers make sure transaction is already committing and in that
+        * case we cannot block on open handles anymore. So don't warn in that
+        * case.
+        */
+       if (tid_gt(tid, journal->j_commit_sequence) &&
+           (!journal->j_committing_transaction ||
+            journal->j_committing_transaction->t_tid != tid)) {
+               read_unlock(&journal->j_state_lock);
+               jbd2_might_wait_for_commit(journal);
+               read_lock(&journal->j_state_lock);
+       }
        if (!tid_geq(journal->j_commit_request, tid)) {

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