ext4: fix a potential fiemap/page fault deadlock w/ inline_data
commit 2b08b1f12cd664dc7d5c84ead9ff25ae97ad5491 upstream.
The ext4_inline_data_fiemap() function calls fiemap_fill_next_extent()
while still holding the xattr semaphore. This is not necessary and it
triggers a circular lockdep warning. This is because
fiemap_fill_next_extent() could trigger a page fault when it writes
into page which triggers a page fault. If that page is mmaped from
the inline file in question, this could very well result in a
This problem can be reproduced using generic/519 with a file system
configuration which has the inline_data feature enabled.
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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