mm: xip/ext2 fix block allocation race

XIP can call into get_xip_mem concurrently with the same file,offset with
create=1.  This usually maps down to get_block, which expects the page
lock to prevent such a situation.  This causes ext2 to explode for one
reason or another.

Serialise those calls for the moment.  For common usages today, I suspect
get_xip_mem rarely is called to create new blocks.  In future as XIP
technologies evolve we might need to look at which operations require
scalability, and rework the locking to suit.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <>
Cc: Jared Hulbert <>
Acked-by: Carsten Otte <>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
diff --git a/mm/filemap_xip.c b/mm/filemap_xip.c
index 5b9ec47..b5167df 100644
--- a/mm/filemap_xip.c
+++ b/mm/filemap_xip.c
@@ -248,15 +248,16 @@
 		int err;
 		/* maybe shared writable, allocate new block */
+		mutex_lock(&xip_sparse_mutex);
 		error = mapping->a_ops->get_xip_mem(mapping, vmf->pgoff, 1,
 							&xip_mem, &xip_pfn);
+		mutex_unlock(&xip_sparse_mutex);
 		if (error)
 			return VM_FAULT_SIGBUS;
 		/* unmap sparse mappings at pgoff from all other vmas */
 		__xip_unmap(mapping, vmf->pgoff);
-		printk("%s insert %lx@%lx\n", current->comm, (unsigned long)vmf->virtual_address, xip_pfn);
 		err = vm_insert_mixed(vma, (unsigned long)vmf->virtual_address,
 		if (err == -ENOMEM)
@@ -340,8 +341,10 @@
 						&xip_mem, &xip_pfn);
 		if (status == -ENODATA) {
 			/* we allocate a new page unmap it */
+			mutex_lock(&xip_sparse_mutex);
 			status = a_ops->get_xip_mem(mapping, index, 1,
 							&xip_mem, &xip_pfn);
+			mutex_unlock(&xip_sparse_mutex);
 			if (!status)
 				/* unmap page at pgoff from all other vmas */
 				__xip_unmap(mapping, index);