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Btrfs: move d_instantiate outside the transaction during mksubvol

Dave Sterba triggered a lockdep complaint about lock ordering
between the sb_internal lock and the cleaner semaphore.

btrfs_lookup_dentry() checks for orphans if we're looking up
the inode for a subvolume, and subvolume creation is triggering
the lookup with a transaction running.

This commit moves the d_instantiate after the transaction closes.

Signed-off-by: Chris Mason <>
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commit 1a65e24b0bb7dde48cac4a2bf74d5558f9e32ba7 1 parent eb6b88d
Chris Mason authored
Showing with 4 additions and 1 deletion.
  1. +4 −1 fs/btrfs/ioctl.c
5 fs/btrfs/ioctl.c
@@ -515,7 +515,6 @@ static noinline int create_subvol(struct btrfs_root *root,
- d_instantiate(dentry, btrfs_lookup_dentry(dir, dentry));
if (async_transid) {
*async_transid = trans->transid;
@@ -525,6 +524,10 @@ static noinline int create_subvol(struct btrfs_root *root,
if (err && !ret)
ret = err;
+ if (!ret)
+ d_instantiate(dentry, btrfs_lookup_dentry(dir, dentry));
return ret;
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