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    Subject[10/23] do_generic_file_read: clear page errors when issuing a fresh read of the page
    2.6.27-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


    From: Jeff Moyer <>

    commit 91803b499cca2fe558abad709ce83dc896b80950 upstream.

    I/O errors can happen due to temporary failures, like multipath
    errors or losing network contact with the iSCSI server. Because
    of that, the VM will retry readpage on the page.

    However, do_generic_file_read does not clear PG_error. This
    causes the system to be unable to actually use the data in the
    page cache page, even if the subsequent readpage completes

    The function filemap_fault has had a ClearPageError before
    readpage forever. This patch simply adds the same to

    Signed-off-by: Jeff Moyer <>
    Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <>
    Acked-by: Larry Woodman <>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    mm/filemap.c | 6 ++++++
    1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

    --- a/mm/filemap.c
    +++ b/mm/filemap.c
    @@ -1118,6 +1118,12 @@ page_not_up_to_date_locked:

    + /*
    + * A previous I/O error may have been due to temporary
    + * failures, eg. multipath errors.
    + * PG_error will be set again if readpage fails.
    + */
    + ClearPageError(page);
    /* Start the actual read. The read will unlock the page. */
    error = mapping->a_ops->readpage(filp, page);

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