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SubjectRe: 2.6.2-rc2 nfsd+xfs spins in i_size_read()
On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 05:17:27PM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> I have a Linux 2.6.2-rc2 NFS file server and another similar
> box as client. Kernel is compiled for SMP (hyperthreading).
> On the NFS server I'm exporting an XFS filesystem to the client
> over Gigabit ethernet. The client mounts using
> mount -o nfsvers=3,intr,rsize=32768,wsize=32768 server:/export/hwr /mnt
>
> On the client I then run a large dd to a file on the server,
> like dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/file bs=4096 count=800000
>
> In a few seconds, the server locks up. It spins in
> generic_fillattr(), apparently in the i_size_read() inline function.
> Server responds to pings and sysrq, but nothing else.
>
> 2.6.1 doesn't show this behaviour. I tested several kernels:
>
> 2.6.1 OK!
> 2.6.1-bk4 OK!
> 2.6.1-bk5 doesn't boot
> 2.6.1-bk6 hangs
> 2.6.2-rc1 hangs
> 2.6.2-rc2 hangs
> 2.6.2-rc2-gcc-2.95 hangs
> 2.6.2-rc1-mm3 OK!
> 2.6.2-rc2-mm1 OK!

> I can't reproduce it on the local filesystem on the NFS server
> directly, and I can't reproduce it on other filesystems than XFS.
> But NFSD+XFS locks up every time.

Hmmmm... I don't think Andrew has any XFS fixes in his tree that
might help there; and I can't think of any XFS change in -rc1 that
might have caused this (does the fs/xfs subdir from 2.6.1 plonked
down in place of the 2.6.2-rc1/2 version still have the problem?)
i_size_read seems to have a fair bit of config dependency - are you
CONFIG_SMP / CONFIG_PREEMPT / neither? and is your BITS_PER_LONG
32 or 64? thanks.

> (By the way, on 2.6.2-rc1-mm3 and 2.6.2-rc2-mm1 mounting an XFS
> filesystem results in lots of:
>
> Badness in interruptible_sleep_on at kernel/sched.c:2239
> Call Trace:
> [<c011f5a3>] interruptible_sleep_on+0xf6/0xfb
> [<c011f209>] default_wake_function+0x0/0x12
> [<f8ac0fa2>] pagebuf_daemon+0x231/0x24c [xfs]
> [<c0339ed6>] ret_from_fork+0x6/0x14
> [<f8ac0d47>] pagebuf_daemon_wakeup+0x0/0x2a [xfs]
> [<f8ac0d71>] pagebuf_daemon+0x0/0x24c [xfs]
> [<c0109269>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0xb )
>

There's fixes floating around for this, I'll get it merged soon.

cheers.

--
Nathan
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