SVNews r332537

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2018-04-16 03:47:53 - r332537 by mav (Alexander Motin)

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  History   Contents   Diff   MODIFY   /stable/11/sys/cddl/contrib/opensolaris/uts/common/fs/zfs/spa.c  
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Commit message:

MFC r329802: MFV r329799, r329800:
9079 race condition in starting and ending condesing thread for indirect vdevs


The timeline of the race condition is the following:
[1] Thread A is about to finish condesing the first vdev in
so it calls the spa_condense_indirect_complete_sync() sync task which sets the
spa_condensing_indirect field to NULL. Waiting for the sync task to finish,
thread A
sleeps until the txg is done. When this happens, thread A will acquire
and set spa_condense_thread to NULL.
[2] While thread A waits for the txg to finish, thread B which is running
spa_sync() checks
whether it should condense the second vdev in vdev_indirect_should_condense()
by checking
the spa_condensing_indirect field which was set to NULL by
from thread A. So it goes on and tries to spawn a new condensing thread in
spa_condense_indirect_start_sync() and the aforementioned assertions fails
because thread A
has not set spa_condense_thread to NULL (which is basically the last thing it
does before

The main issue here is that we rely on both spa_condensing_indirect and
spa_condense_thread to
signify whether a condensing thread is running. Ideally we would only use one
throughout the
codebase. In addition, for managing spa_condense_thread we currently use
spa_async_lock which
basically tights condensing to scrubing when it comes to pausing and resuming
those actions
during spa export.

Reviewed by: Matt Ahrens <>
Reviewed by: Pavel Zakharov <>
Approved by: Hans Rosenfeld <>
Author: Serapheim Dimitropoulos <>


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