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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] set_page_buffer_dirty should skip unmapped buffers

    > On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 10:18 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > > > > Kernel BUG at fs/buffer.c:2791
    > > > > > invalid opcode: 0000 [1] SMP
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Its complaining about BUG_ON(!buffer_mapped(bh)).
    > Here is the change that seems to cause the problem. Jana Kara
    > introduced a new mode "SWRITE" for ll_rw_block() - where it
    > waits for buffer to be unlocked (WRITE will skip locked
    > buffers) + jbd journal_commit_transaction() has been changed
    > to make use of SWRITE.
    > Theoritically same race (between journal_commit_transaction() and
    > journal_unmap_buffer()+set_page_dirty()) could exist before his changes
    > - which should trigger bug in submit_bh(). But I can't seem to hit
    > it without his changes. My guess is ll_rw_block() is always skipping
    > those cleaned up buffers, before page gets dirtied again ..
    I think that the change to ll_rw_block() just widens the window much

    > Andrew, what should we do ? Do you suggest handling this in jbd
    > itself (like this patch) ?
    Actually that part of commit code needs rewrite anyway (and after that
    rewrite you get rid of ll_rw_block()) because of other problems - the
    code assumes that whenever buffer is locked, it is being written to disk
    which is not true... I have some preliminary patches for that but they
    are not very nice and so far I didn't have enough time to find a nice


    Jan Kara <>
    SuSE CR Labs
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