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SubjectRe: Race between vmtruncate and mapped areas?
On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 10:36:23PM -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Thu, 15 May 2003, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
>
> > --- x/include/linux/fs.h.~1~ 2003-05-14 23:26:19.000000000 +0200
> > +++ x/include/linux/fs.h 2003-05-15 02:35:57.000000000 +0200
> > @@ -421,6 +421,8 @@ struct address_space {
> > struct vm_area_struct *i_mmap; /* list of private mappings */
> > struct vm_area_struct *i_mmap_shared; /* list of shared mappings */
> > spinlock_t i_shared_lock; /* and spinlock protecting it */
> > + int truncate_sequence1; /* serialize ->nopage against truncate */
> > + int truncate_sequence2; /* serialize ->nopage against truncate */
>
> How about calling them truncate_start and truncate_end ?

Normally we use start/end for ranges, this is not a range, so I wouldn't
suggest it, but I don't care about names.

> > --- x/mm/vmscan.c.~1~ 2003-05-14 23:26:12.000000000 +0200
> > +++ x/mm/vmscan.c 2003-05-15 00:22:57.000000000 +0200
> > @@ -165,11 +165,10 @@ drop_pte:
> > goto drop_pte;
> >
> > /*
> > - * Anonymous buffercache pages can be left behind by
> > + * Anonymous buffercache pages can't be left behind by
> > * concurrent truncate and pagefault.
> > */
> > - if (page->buffers)
> > - goto preserve;
> > + BUG_ON(page->buffers);
>
> I wonder if there is nothing else that can leave behind
> buffers in this way.

that's why I left the BUG_ON, if there's anything else I want to know,
there shouldn't be anything else as the comment also suggest. I recall
when we discussed this single check with Andrew and that was the only
reason we left it AFIK.

> > + mb(); /* spin_lock has inclusive semantics */
> > + if (unlikely(truncate_sequence != mapping->truncate_sequence1)) {
> > + struct inode *inode;
>
> This code looks like it should work, but IMHO it is very subtle
> so it should really get some documentation.

Andrea
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