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SubjectRe: 2.6.20-rc5: known unfixed regressions
On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 05:15:02PM +1100, David Chinner wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 08:11:25AM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 12, 2007 at 02:27:48PM -0500, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > >...
> > > A lot of developers (including me) will be gone next week for
> > > Linux.Conf.Au, so you have a week of rest and quiet to test this, and
> > > report any problems.
> > >
> > > Not that there will be any, right? You all behave now!
> > >...
> >
> > This still leaves the old regressions we have not yet fixed...
> >
> >
> > This email lists some known regressions in 2.6.20-rc5 compared to 2.6.19.
> >
> >
> > Subject : BUG: at mm/truncate.c:60 cancel_dirty_page() (XFS)
> > References : http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/1/5/308
> > Submitter : Sami Farin <7atbggg02@sneakemail.com>
> > Handled-By : David Chinner <dgc@sgi.com>
> > Status : problem is being discussed
>
> I'm at LCA and been having laptop dramas so the fix is being held up at this
> point. I and trying to test a change right now that adds an optional unmap
> to truncate_inode_pages_range as XFS needs, in some circumstances, to toss
> out dirty pages (with dirty bufferheads) and hence requires truncate semantics
> that are currently missing unmap calls.
>
> Semi-untested patch attached below.

The patch has run XFSQA for about 24 hours now on my test rig without
triggering any problems.

Cheers,

Dave.

> fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_fs_subr.c | 6 ++--
> include/linux/mm.h | 2 +
> mm/truncate.c | 60 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
> 3 files changed, 60 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> Index: linux-2.6.19/fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_fs_subr.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.19.orig/fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_fs_subr.c 2006-10-03 23:22:36.000000000 +1000
> +++ linux-2.6.19/fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_fs_subr.c 2007-01-17 01:24:51.771273750 +1100
> @@ -32,7 +32,8 @@ fs_tosspages(
> struct inode *ip = vn_to_inode(vp);
>
> if (VN_CACHED(vp))
> - truncate_inode_pages(ip->i_mapping, first);
> + truncate_unmap_inode_pages_range(ip->i_mapping,
> + first, last, 1);
> }
>
> void
> @@ -49,7 +50,8 @@ fs_flushinval_pages(
> if (VN_TRUNC(vp))
> VUNTRUNCATE(vp);
> filemap_write_and_wait(ip->i_mapping);
> - truncate_inode_pages(ip->i_mapping, first);
> + truncate_unmap_inode_pages_range(ip->i_mapping,
> + first, last, 1);
> }
> }
>
> Index: linux-2.6.19/include/linux/mm.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.19.orig/include/linux/mm.h 2007-01-17 01:21:16.017790000 +1100
> +++ linux-2.6.19/include/linux/mm.h 2007-01-17 01:24:51.775274000 +1100
> @@ -1058,6 +1058,8 @@ extern unsigned long page_unuse(struct p
> extern void truncate_inode_pages(struct address_space *, loff_t);
> extern void truncate_inode_pages_range(struct address_space *,
> loff_t lstart, loff_t lend);
> +extern void truncate_unmap_inode_pages_range(struct address_space *,
> + loff_t lstart, loff_t lend, int unmap);
>
> /* generic vm_area_ops exported for stackable file systems */
> extern struct page *filemap_nopage(struct vm_area_struct *, unsigned long, int *);
> Index: linux-2.6.19/mm/truncate.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.19.orig/mm/truncate.c 2007-01-17 01:21:23.074231000 +1100
> +++ linux-2.6.19/mm/truncate.c 2007-01-17 01:24:51.779274250 +1100
> @@ -59,7 +59,7 @@ void cancel_dirty_page(struct page *page
>
> WARN_ON(++warncount < 5);
> }
> -
> +
> if (TestClearPageDirty(page)) {
> struct address_space *mapping = page->mapping;
> if (mapping && mapping_cap_account_dirty(mapping)) {
> @@ -122,16 +122,34 @@ invalidate_complete_page(struct address_
> return ret;
> }
>
> +/*
> + * This is a helper for truncate_unmap_inode_page. Unmap the page we
> + * are passed. Page must be locked by the caller.
> + */
> +static void
> +unmap_single_page(struct address_space *mapping, struct page *page)
> +{
> + BUG_ON(!PageLocked(page));
> + while (page_mapped(page)) {
> + unmap_mapping_range(mapping,
> + (loff_t)page->index << PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT,
> + PAGE_CACHE_SIZE, 0);
> + }
> +}
> +
> /**
> - * truncate_inode_pages - truncate range of pages specified by start and
> + * truncate_unmap_inode_pages_range - truncate range of pages specified by
> + * start and end byte offsets and optionally unmap them first.
> * end byte offsets
> * @mapping: mapping to truncate
> * @lstart: offset from which to truncate
> * @lend: offset to which to truncate
> + * @unmap: unmap whole truncated pages if non-zero
> *
> * Truncate the page cache, removing the pages that are between
> * specified offsets (and zeroing out partial page
> - * (if lstart is not page aligned)).
> + * (if lstart is not page aligned)). If specified, unmap the pages
> + * before they are removed.
> *
> * Truncate takes two passes - the first pass is nonblocking. It will not
> * block on page locks and it will not block on writeback. The second pass
> @@ -146,8 +164,8 @@ invalidate_complete_page(struct address_
> * mapping is large, it is probably the case that the final pages are the most
> * recently touched, and freeing happens in ascending file offset order.
> */
> -void truncate_inode_pages_range(struct address_space *mapping,
> - loff_t lstart, loff_t lend)
> +void truncate_unmap_inode_pages_range(struct address_space *mapping,
> + loff_t lstart, loff_t lend, int unmap)
> {
> const pgoff_t start = (lstart + PAGE_CACHE_SIZE-1) >> PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT;
> pgoff_t end;
> @@ -162,6 +180,14 @@ void truncate_inode_pages_range(struct a
> BUG_ON((lend & (PAGE_CACHE_SIZE - 1)) != (PAGE_CACHE_SIZE - 1));
> end = (lend >> PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT);
>
> + /*
> + * if unmapping, do a range unmap up front to minimise the
> + * overhead of unmapping the pages
> + */
> + if (unmap) {
> + unmap_mapping_range(mapping, (loff_t)start << PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT,
> + (loff_t)end << PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT, 0);
> + }
> pagevec_init(&pvec, 0);
> next = start;
> while (next <= end &&
> @@ -184,6 +210,8 @@ void truncate_inode_pages_range(struct a
> unlock_page(page);
> continue;
> }
> + if (unmap)
> + unmap_single_page(mapping, page);
> truncate_complete_page(mapping, page);
> unlock_page(page);
> }
> @@ -195,6 +223,8 @@ void truncate_inode_pages_range(struct a
> struct page *page = find_lock_page(mapping, start - 1);
> if (page) {
> wait_on_page_writeback(page);
> + if (unmap)
> + unmap_single_page(mapping, page);
> truncate_partial_page(page, partial);
> unlock_page(page);
> page_cache_release(page);
> @@ -224,12 +254,30 @@ void truncate_inode_pages_range(struct a
> if (page->index > next)
> next = page->index;
> next++;
> + if (unmap)
> + unmap_single_page(mapping, page);
> truncate_complete_page(mapping, page);
> unlock_page(page);
> }
> pagevec_release(&pvec);
> }
> }
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(truncate_unmap_inode_pages_range);
> +
> +/**
> + * truncate_inode_pages_range - truncate range of pages specified by start and
> + * end byte offsets
> + * @mapping: mapping to truncate
> + * @lstart: offset from which to truncate
> + * @lend: offset to which to truncate
> + *
> + * Called under (and serialised by) inode->i_mutex.
> + */
> +void truncate_inode_pages_range(struct address_space *mapping,
> + loff_t lstart, loff_t lend)
> +{
> + truncate_unmap_inode_pages_range(mapping, lstart, lend, 0);
> +}
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(truncate_inode_pages_range);
>
> /**
> @@ -241,7 +289,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(truncate_inode_pages_range
> */
> void truncate_inode_pages(struct address_space *mapping, loff_t lstart)
> {
> - truncate_inode_pages_range(mapping, lstart, (loff_t)-1);
> + truncate_unmap_inode_pages_range(mapping, lstart, (loff_t)-1, 0);
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(truncate_inode_pages);
>

--
Dave Chinner
Principal Engineer
SGI Australian Software Group
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