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    SubjectRe: [NFS] [PATCH] mmap corruption
    >>>>> " " == Steve Dickson <> writes:

    > The Cause: Memory mapped pages were not being flushed out in a
    > timely manner. When a file is about to truncated (up or down),
    > nfs_writepage() is called (by filemap_fdatasync()) to flush out
    > dirty pages. When this done asynchronously, nfs_writepage()
    > will (indirectly) call nfs_strategy(). nfs_strategy() wants to
    > send groups of pages (in this case 4 pages). Now in the error
    > case, only one page was dirty so it was *not* flushed out.
    > Eventually that page would be flushed (by kupdate) but it was
    > too late because the file size had already change due to a
    > second truncation.

    That simply doesn't ring true. The nfs_wb_all() immediately after the
    call to filemap_fdatasync() should ensure that *all* scheduled writes
    will flushed out.

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