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-rw-r--r--fs/nfs/inode.c13
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/fs/nfs/inode.c b/fs/nfs/inode.c
index cd0e57f3a00f..cc3a09db41a9 100644
--- a/fs/nfs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/nfs/inode.c
@@ -461,9 +461,18 @@ int nfs_getattr(struct vfsmount *mnt, struct dentry *dentry, struct kstat *stat)
int need_atime = NFS_I(inode)->cache_validity & NFS_INO_INVALID_ATIME;
int err;
- /* Flush out writes to the server in order to update c/mtime */
- if (S_ISREG(inode->i_mode))
+ /*
+ * Flush out writes to the server in order to update c/mtime.
+ *
+ * Hold the i_mutex to suspend application writes temporarily;
+ * this prevents long-running writing applications from blocking
+ * nfs_wb_nocommit.
+ */
+ if (S_ISREG(inode->i_mode)) {
+ mutex_lock(&inode->i_mutex);
nfs_wb_nocommit(inode);
+ mutex_unlock(&inode->i_mutex);
+ }
/*
* We may force a getattr if the user cares about atime.