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SubjectRe: Inotify problem [was Re: 2.6.13-rc6-mm1]
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On Thu, 2005-08-25 at 22:07 +1200, Reuben Farrelly wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have also observed another problem with inotify with dovecot - so I spoke
> with Johannes Berg who wrote the inotify code in dovecot. He suggested I post
> here to LKML since his opinion is that this to be a kernel bug.
>
> The problem I am observing is this, logged by dovecot after a period of time
> when a client is connected:
>
> dovecot: Aug 22 14:31:23 Error: IMAP(gilly): inotify_rm_watch() failed:
> Invalid argument
> dovecot: Aug 22 14:31:23 Error: IMAP(gilly): inotify_rm_watch() failed:
> Invalid argument
> dovecot: Aug 22 14:31:23 Error: IMAP(gilly): inotify_rm_watch() failed:
> Invalid argument
>
> Multiply that by about 1000 ;-)
>
> Some debugging shows this:
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:22 Warning: IMAP(gilly): removing wd 1019 from inotify fd 4
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:22 Warning: IMAP(gilly): removing wd 1018 from inotify fd 4
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:22 Warning: IMAP(gilly): inotify_add_watch returned 1019
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:22 Warning: IMAP(gilly): inotify_add_watch returned 1020
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:23 Warning: IMAP(gilly): removing wd 1020 from inotify fd 4
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:23 Warning: IMAP(gilly): removing wd 1019 from inotify fd 4
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:24 Warning: IMAP(gilly): inotify_add_watch returned 1020



> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:24 Warning: IMAP(gilly): inotify_add_watch returned 1021
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:24 Warning: IMAP(gilly): removing wd 1021 from inotify fd 4
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:24 Warning: IMAP(gilly): removing wd 1020 from inotify fd 4
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:25 Warning: IMAP(gilly): inotify_add_watch returned 1021
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:25 Warning: IMAP(gilly): inotify_add_watch returned 1022
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:25 Warning: IMAP(gilly): removing wd 1022 from inotify fd 4
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:25 Warning: IMAP(gilly): removing wd 1021 from inotify fd 4
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:26 Warning: IMAP(gilly): inotify_add_watch returned 1022
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:26 Warning: IMAP(gilly): inotify_add_watch returned 1023
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:26 Warning: IMAP(gilly): removing wd 1023 from inotify fd 4
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:26 Warning: IMAP(gilly): removing wd 1022 from inotify fd 4
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:27 Warning: IMAP(gilly): inotify_add_watch returned 1023
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:27 Warning: IMAP(gilly): inotify_add_watch returned 1024
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:27 Warning: IMAP(gilly): removing wd 1024 from inotify fd 4
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:27 Error: IMAP(gilly): inotify_rm_watch() failed:
> Invalid argument
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:27 Warning: IMAP(gilly): removing wd 1023 from inotify fd 4
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:28 Warning: IMAP(gilly): inotify_add_watch returned 1024
> dovecot: Aug 25 19:31:28 Warning: IMAP(gilly): inotify_add_watch returned 1024
>
> Note the incrementing wd value even though we are removing them as we go..
>

What kernel are you running? The wd's should ALWAYS be incrementing, you
should never get the same wd as you did before. From your log, you are
getting the same wd (after you inotify_rm_watch it). I can reproduce
this bug on 2.6.13-rc7.

idr_get_new_above

isn't returning something above.

Also, the idr layer seems to be breaking when we pass in 1024. I can
reproduce that on my 2.6.13-rc7 system as well.

> This is using latest CVS of dovecot code and with 2.6.12-rc6-mm(1|2) kernel.
>
> Robert, John, what do you think? Is this possibly related to the oops seen
> in the log that I reported earlier? (Which is still showing up 2-3 times per
> day, btw)

There is definitely something broken here.

--
John McCutchan <ttb@tentacle.dhs.org>
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