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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1 of 2] block_page_mkwrite() Implementation V2
David Chinner wrote:
> Generic page_mkwrite functionality.
>
> Filesystems that make use of the VM ->page_mkwrite() callout will generally use
> the same core code to implement it. There are several tricky truncate-related
> issues that we need to deal with here as we cannot take the i_mutex as we
> normally would for these paths. These issues are not documented anywhere yet
> so block_page_mkwrite() seems like the best place to start.



>
> Version 2:
>
> - read inode size only once
> - more comments explaining implementation restrictions
>
> Signed-Off-By: Dave Chinner <dgc@sgi.com>
>
> ---
> fs/buffer.c | 47 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> include/linux/buffer_head.h | 2 +
> 2 files changed, 49 insertions(+)
>
> Index: 2.6.x-xfs-new/fs/buffer.c
> ===================================================================
> --- 2.6.x-xfs-new.orig/fs/buffer.c 2007-03-17 10:55:32.291414968 +1100
> +++ 2.6.x-xfs-new/fs/buffer.c 2007-03-19 08:13:54.519909087 +1100
> @@ -2194,6 +2194,52 @@ int generic_commit_write(struct file *fi
> return 0;
> }
>
> +/*
> + * block_page_mkwrite() is not allowed to change the file size as it gets
> + * called from a page fault handler when a page is first dirtied. Hence we must
> + * be careful to check for EOF conditions here. We set the page up correctly
> + * for a written page which means we get ENOSPC checking when writing into
> + * holes and correct delalloc and unwritten extent mapping on filesystems that
> + * support these features.
> + *
> + * We are not allowed to take the i_mutex here so we have to play games to
> + * protect against truncate races as the page could now be beyond EOF. Because
> + * vmtruncate() writes the inode size before removing pages, once we have the
> + * page lock we can determine safely if the page is beyond EOF. If it is not
> + * beyond EOF, then the page is guaranteed safe against truncation until we
> + * unlock the page.
> + */
> +int
> +block_page_mkwrite(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct page *page,
> + get_block_t get_block)
> +{
> + struct inode *inode = vma->vm_file->f_path.dentry->d_inode;
> + unsigned long end;
> + loff_t size;
> + int ret = -EINVAL;
> +
> + lock_page(page);
> + size = i_size_read(inode);
> + if ((page->mapping != inode->i_mapping) ||
> + ((page->index << PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT) > size)) {
> + /* page got truncated out from underneath us */
> + goto out_unlock;
> + }

I see your explanation above, but I still don't see why this can't
just follow the conventional if (!page->mapping) check for truncation.
If the test happens to be performed after truncate concurrently
decreases i_size, then the blocks are going to get truncated by the
truncate afterwards anyway.
> +
> + /* page is wholly or partially inside EOF */
> + if (((page->index + 1) << PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT) > size)
> + end = size & ~PAGE_CACHE_MASK;
> + else
> + end = PAGE_CACHE_SIZE;
> +
> + ret = block_prepare_write(page, 0, end, get_block);
> + if (!ret)
> + ret = block_commit_write(page, 0, end);
> +
> +out_unlock:
> + unlock_page(page);
> + return ret;
> +}

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