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authorJens Axboe <>2020-04-09 18:14:00 -0600
committerJens Axboe <>2020-04-09 18:45:27 -0600
commit85faa7b8346ebef0606d2d0df6d3f8c76acb3654 (patch)
parentc398ecb3d611925e4a5411afdf7489914a5c0460 (diff)
io_uring: punt final io_ring_ctx wait-and-free to workqueueio_uring-5.7-2020-04-09
We can't reliably wait in io_ring_ctx_wait_and_kill(), since the task_works list isn't ordered (in fact it's LIFO ordered). We could either fix this with a separate task_works list for io_uring work, or just punt the wait-and-free to async context. This ensures that task_work that comes in while we're shutting down is processed correctly. If we don't go async, we could have work past the fput() work for the ring that depends on work that won't be executed until after we're done with the wait-and-free. But as this operation is blocking, it'll never get a chance to run. This was reproduced with hundreds of thousands of sockets running memcached, haven't been able to reproduce this synthetically. Reported-by: Dan Melnic <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/fs/io_uring.c b/fs/io_uring.c
index be65eda059ac..5190bfb6a665 100644
--- a/fs/io_uring.c
+++ b/fs/io_uring.c
@@ -326,6 +326,8 @@ struct io_ring_ctx {
spinlock_t inflight_lock;
struct list_head inflight_list;
} ____cacheline_aligned_in_smp;
+ struct work_struct exit_work;
@@ -7271,6 +7273,18 @@ static int io_remove_personalities(int id, void *p, void *data)
return 0;
+static void io_ring_exit_work(struct work_struct *work)
+ struct io_ring_ctx *ctx;
+ ctx = container_of(work, struct io_ring_ctx, exit_work);
+ if (ctx->rings)
+ io_cqring_overflow_flush(ctx, true);
+ wait_for_completion(&ctx->completions[0]);
+ io_ring_ctx_free(ctx);
static void io_ring_ctx_wait_and_kill(struct io_ring_ctx *ctx)
@@ -7298,8 +7312,8 @@ static void io_ring_ctx_wait_and_kill(struct io_ring_ctx *ctx)
if (ctx->rings)
io_cqring_overflow_flush(ctx, true);
idr_for_each(&ctx->personality_idr, io_remove_personalities, ctx);
- wait_for_completion(&ctx->completions[0]);
- io_ring_ctx_free(ctx);
+ INIT_WORK(&ctx->exit_work, io_ring_exit_work);
+ queue_work(system_wq, &ctx->exit_work);
static int io_uring_release(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)