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Subject[PATCH] [GFS2] flush the glock completely in inode_go_sync
From: Benjamin Marzinski <>

Fix for bz #231910
When filemap_fdatawrite() is called on the inode mapping in data=ordered mode,
it will add the glock to the log. In inode_go_sync(), if you do the
gfs2_log_flush() before this, after the filemap_fdatawrite() call, the glock
and its associated data buffers will be on the log again. This means you can
demote a lock from exclusive, without having it flushed from the log. The
attached patch simply moves the gfs2_log_flush up to after the
filemap_fdatawrite() call.

Originally, I tried moving the gfs2_log_flush to after gfs2_meta_sync(), but
that caused me to trip the following assert.

GFS2: fsid=cypher-36:test.0: fatal: assertion "!buffer_busy(bh)" failed
GFS2: fsid=cypher-36:test.0: function = gfs2_ail_empty_gl, file = fs/gfs2/glops.c, line = 61

It appears that gfs2_log_flush() puts some of the glocks buffers in the busy
state and the filemap_fdatawrite() call is necessary to flush them. This makes
me worry slightly that a related problem could happen because of moving the
gfs2_log_flush() after the initial filemap_fdatawrite(), but I assume that
gfs2_ail_empty_gl() would catch that case as well.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin E. Marzinski <>
Signed-off-by: Steven Whitehouse <>

diff --git a/fs/gfs2/glops.c b/fs/gfs2/glops.c
index 7b82657..777ca46 100644
--- a/fs/gfs2/glops.c
+++ b/fs/gfs2/glops.c
@@ -156,9 +156,9 @@ static void inode_go_sync(struct gfs2_glock *gl)
ip = NULL;

if (test_bit(GLF_DIRTY, &gl->gl_flags)) {
- gfs2_log_flush(gl->gl_sbd, gl);
if (ip)
+ gfs2_log_flush(gl->gl_sbd, gl);
if (ip) {
struct address_space *mapping = ip->i_inode.i_mapping;
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