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    Subject[patch 37/40] mm: direct IO starvation improvement
    2.6.27-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

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    From: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>

    commit 48b47c561e41525061b5bc0cfd67d6367fd11dc4 upstream.

    Direct IO can invalidate and sync a lot of pagecache pages in the mapping.
    A 4K direct IO will actually try to sync and/or invalidate the pagecache
    of the entire file, for example (which might be many GB or TB large).

    Improve this by doing range syncs. Also, memory no longer has to be
    unmapped to catch the dirty bits for syncing, as dirty bits would remain
    coherent due to dirty mmap accounting.

    This fixes the immediate DM deadlocks when doing direct IO reads to block
    device with a mounted filesystem, if only by papering over the problem
    somewhat rather than addressing the fsync starvation cases.

    Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
    Reviewed-by: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com>
    Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

    ---
    mm/filemap.c | 16 +++++-----------
    1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

    --- a/mm/filemap.c
    +++ b/mm/filemap.c
    @@ -1304,7 +1304,8 @@ generic_file_aio_read(struct kiocb *iocb
    goto out; /* skip atime */
    size = i_size_read(inode);
    if (pos < size) {
    - retval = filemap_write_and_wait(mapping);
    + retval = filemap_write_and_wait_range(mapping, pos,
    + pos + iov_length(iov, nr_segs) - 1);
    if (!retval) {
    retval = mapping->a_ops->direct_IO(READ, iocb,
    iov, pos, nr_segs);
    @@ -2117,18 +2118,10 @@ generic_file_direct_write(struct kiocb *
    if (count != ocount)
    *nr_segs = iov_shorten((struct iovec *)iov, *nr_segs, count);

    - /*
    - * Unmap all mmappings of the file up-front.
    - *
    - * This will cause any pte dirty bits to be propagated into the
    - * pageframes for the subsequent filemap_write_and_wait().
    - */
    write_len = iov_length(iov, *nr_segs);
    end = (pos + write_len - 1) >> PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT;
    - if (mapping_mapped(mapping))
    - unmap_mapping_range(mapping, pos, write_len, 0);

    - written = filemap_write_and_wait(mapping);
    + written = filemap_write_and_wait_range(mapping, pos, pos + write_len - 1);
    if (written)
    goto out;

    @@ -2519,7 +2512,8 @@ generic_file_buffered_write(struct kiocb
    * the file data here, to try to honour O_DIRECT expectations.
    */
    if (unlikely(file->f_flags & O_DIRECT) && written)
    - status = filemap_write_and_wait(mapping);
    + status = filemap_write_and_wait_range(mapping,
    + pos, pos + written - 1);

    return written ? written : status;
    }


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