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SubjectRe: Performance of ext4
On Fri, 20 Jun 2008, Holger Kiehl wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Jun 2008, Theodore Tso wrote:
>
>> I have a
>> suspicion that the problem may have been introduced by the delayed
>> allocation code, but I don't have hard evidence. When you rerun your
>> benchmark (which seems to be the closest thing we have to a
>> reproduction case), it would be interesting to know if the problem
>> goes away with -o nodelalloc (again, it would localize where we need
>> to look).
>>
> Ok I will do thats soon as I have a system available.
>
No, with nodelalloc the problem does not occur. I can now very reliably
repoduce the problem if I run the benchmark for 5 minutes and then unmount
the filesystem and remount it. Anything else I can do to find the problem?

During testing on a newly setup system (used the same kernel 2.6.26-rc5+ext4-
patch-queue) I have hit two oopses:

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kernel BUG at fs/ext4/inode.c:1931!
invalid opcode: 0000 [1] SMP
CPU 3
Modules linked in: w83627hf lm85 hwmon_vid bonding ipt_REJECT xt_tcpudp nf_conntrack_ipv4 xt_state nf_conntrack iptable_filter ip_tables x_tables binfmt_misc sg floppy ohci_hcd i2c_amd756 k8temp i2c_core button usbcore
Pid: 242, comm: pdflush Not tainted 2.6.26-rc5 #4
RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff802dd1c5>] [<ffffffff802dd1c5>] ext4_normal_writepage+0x27/0xd8
RSP: 0018:ffff81007f329c20 EFLAGS: 00010246
RAX: 0a0000000001002d RBX: ffffe20006f658c8 RCX: 00000000ffffffe8
RDX: 0000000000004278 RSI: ffff81007f329e50 RDI: ffffe20006f658c8
RBP: ffff81007f329e50 R08: ffff81027ff054c0 R09: ffff81007f329b60
R10: 0000000000000040 R11: 0000000000000040 R12: 0000000000000000
R13: 0000000000000000 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000000000000000
FS: 00007fbc99d8b6f0(0000) GS:ffff81027ff0e000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS: 0010 DS: 0018 ES: 0018 CR0: 000000008005003b
CR2: 00007f64c0d43488 CR3: 00000001efa65000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
Process pdflush (pid: 242, threadinfo ffff81007f328000, task ffff81007fbc3d30)
Stack: 0000000000000000 ffff810149bc41d0 ffff81007f329e50 ffffffff8026179a
ffffe20006f658c8 ffffffff80261f57 ffff810149bc41d0 ffffffff80261790
ffff810149bc41d0 0000000180241154 ffff8101ff6caea0 ffffffffffffffff
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff8026179a>] ? __writepage+0xa/0x27
[<ffffffff80261f57>] ? write_cache_pages+0x1bb/0x30d
[<ffffffff80261790>] ? __writepage+0x0/0x27
[<ffffffff802620ec>] ? do_writepages+0x27/0x2d
[<ffffffff8029f66e>] ? __writeback_single_inode+0x16f/0x35e
[<ffffffff8029fc8b>] ? sync_sb_inodes+0x283/0x3b8
[<ffffffff802a0014>] ? writeback_inodes+0x89/0xde
[<ffffffff80262620>] ? background_writeout+0x8f/0xc9
[<ffffffff80262c74>] ? pdflush+0x122/0x1c9
[<ffffffff80262591>] ? background_writeout+0x0/0xc9
[<ffffffff80262b52>] ? pdflush+0x0/0x1c9
[<ffffffff8023e3e7>] ? kthread+0x47/0x73
[<ffffffff8022ae3a>] ? schedule_tail+0x27/0x5c
[<ffffffff8020bf78>] ? child_rip+0xa/0x12
[<ffffffff8023e3a0>] ? kthread+0x0/0x73
[<ffffffff8020bf6e>] ? child_rip+0x0/0x12

Code: 3e 8c fc ff 55 48 89 f5 53 48 89 fb 48 83 ec 08 48 8b 47 18 48 8b 00 48 8b 50 68 48 8b 07 a8 01 75 04 0f 0b eb fe f6 c4 08 75 04 <0f> 0b eb fe 48 89 d0 81 e2 ff 0f 00 00 48 8b 77 10 48 c1 f8 0c
RIP [<ffffffff802dd1c5>] ext4_normal_writepage+0x27/0xd8
RSP <ffff81007f329c20>
---[ end trace 82357a26b61bf3d2 ]---
------------[ cut here ]------------
kernel BUG at fs/ext4/inode.c:1931!
invalid opcode: 0000 [2] SMP
CPU 3
Modules linked in: w83627hf lm85 hwmon_vid bonding ipt_REJECT xt_tcpudp nf_conntrack_ipv4 xt_state nf_conntrack iptable_filter ip_tables x_tables binfmt_misc sg floppy ohci_hcd i2c_amd756 k8temp i2c_core button usbcore
Pid: 7896, comm: dir_check Tainted: G D 2.6.26-rc5 #4
RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff802dd1c5>] [<ffffffff802dd1c5>] ext4_normal_writepage+0x27/0xd8
RSP: 0018:ffff810172ee1d78 EFLAGS: 00010246
RAX: 0a0000000001002d RBX: ffffe200063cd890 RCX: 00000000ffffffe8
RDX: 0000000000004278 RSI: ffff810172ee1eb8 RDI: ffffe200063cd890
RBP: ffff810172ee1eb8 R08: ffff81027ff054c0 R09: ffff810172ee1cb8
R10: ffff810250e6ac80 R11: ffff810250e6a080 R12: 0000000000000000
R13: 0000000000000001 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000000000000001
FS: 00007f3778d0e6f0(0000) GS:ffff81027ff0e000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 000000008005003b
CR2: 00007f3778d25000 CR3: 000000027ecd8000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
Process dir_check (pid: 7896, threadinfo ffff810172ee0000, task ffff81017f0fa6f0)
Stack: 0000000000000000 ffff81024ed0c8c0 ffff810172ee1eb8 ffffffff8026179a
ffffe200063cd890 ffffffff80261f57 ffff81024ed0c8c0 ffffffff80261790
ffff81024ed0c8c0 0000000500000000 ffff8101ff6caea0 0007ffffffffffff
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff8026179a>] ? __writepage+0xa/0x27
[<ffffffff80261f57>] ? write_cache_pages+0x1bb/0x30d
[<ffffffff80261790>] ? __writepage+0x0/0x27
[<ffffffff8028ea23>] ? fasync_helper+0x47/0xc8
[<ffffffff80286f15>] ? cp_new_stat+0xe9/0xfc
[<ffffffff802921b3>] ? __posix_lock_file+0x43d/0x44e
[<ffffffff802620ec>] ? do_writepages+0x27/0x2d
[<ffffffff8025c44f>] ? __filemap_fdatawrite_range+0x4a/0x55
[<ffffffff802568c8>] ? audit_syscall_exit+0x2ee/0x30c
[<ffffffff802a28e1>] ? do_fsync+0x2f/0x87
[<ffffffff80270af7>] ? sys_msync+0x107/0x178
[<ffffffff8020b2d2>] ? tracesys+0xd5/0xda

Code: 3e 8c fc ff 55 48 89 f5 53 48 89 fb 48 83 ec 08 48 8b 47 18 48 8b 00 48 8b 50 68 48 8b 07 a8 01 75 04 0f 0b eb fe f6 c4 08 75 04 <0f> 0b eb fe 48 89 d0 81 e2 ff 0f 00 00 48 8b 77 10 48 c1 f8 0c
RIP [<ffffffff802dd1c5>] ext4_normal_writepage+0x27/0xd8
RSP <ffff810172ee1d78>
---[ end trace 82357a26b61bf3d2 ]---
SysRq : Show Blocked State
task PC stack pid father
dir_check D ffff810181e03eb8 0 7873 1
ffff8101eea3dc48 0000000000000082 0000000000000096 ffff81007ec39ec0
ffffffff80600cc0 0000000000000000 ffff81027ff8a658 ffff8101eea21bd0
ffff81007f395370 ffff8101eea21e08 000000017ff8a640 ffff8101eea21e08
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff80224a67>] __wake_up+0x38/0x4f
[<ffffffff8025b87d>] sync_page+0x0/0x41
[<ffffffff804660f0>] io_schedule+0x2d/0x39
[<ffffffff8025b8b9>] sync_page+0x3c/0x41
[<ffffffff804663d4>] __wait_on_bit+0x41/0x70
[<ffffffff8025bb32>] wait_on_page_bit+0x6b/0x71
[<ffffffff8023e724>] wake_bit_function+0x0/0x23
[<ffffffff8026940b>] do_wp_page+0x46a/0x4ba
[<ffffffff8026aac1>] handle_mm_fault+0x62d/0x6a3
[<ffffffff80299236>] mntput_no_expire+0x27/0x11e
[<ffffffff8021ed0c>] do_page_fault+0x435/0x825
[<ffffffff802921b3>] __posix_lock_file+0x43d/0x44e
[<ffffffff8029260e>] fcntl_setlk+0x285/0x296
[<ffffffff802568c8>] audit_syscall_exit+0x2ee/0x30c
[<ffffffff80467699>] error_exit+0x0/0x51
Holger



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