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SubjectRe: [PATCH] XFS: Let the broken fiemap work in query mode.
Hi Dave,

Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 02:17:45PM +0800, Tao Ma wrote:
>> According to Documentation/filesystems/fiemap.txt, If fm_extent_count
>> is zero, then the fm_extents[] array is ignored (no extents will be
>> returned), and the fm_mapped_extents count will hold the number of
>> extents needed.
>> But as the commit 97db39a1f6f69e906e98118392400de5217aa33a has changed
>> bmv_count to the caller's input buffer, this number query function can't
>> work any more. As this commit is written to change bmv_count from
>> MAXEXTNUM because of ENOMEM, we can't find a really suitable number to
>> set bmv_count now in xfs_vn_fiemap. Since we really have no idea of how
>> much extents the file has, a big number may cause ENOMEM, while a small
>> one will mask the real extent no.
>> So this patch try to resolve this problem by adding a temporary getbmapx
>> in xfs_getbmap. If the caller didn't give bmv_count, we don't allocate
>> the "out" either. Instead, every time we want to use 'out', use '&tmp'
>> instead.
>> I know this solution is a bit ugly, but I can't find a way to resolve
>> this issue while not changing the codes too much. So any good suggestion
>> is welcomed.
> I don't see a need to change xfs_getbmap() to fix this. We can limit
> the maximum allocation size to something realistic just by setting
> bm.bmv.count to something sane. e.g, in xfs_vn_fiemap:
> - bm.bmv_count = fieinfo->fi_extents_max + 1;
> + bm.bmv.count = !fieinfo->fi_extents_max ? MAXEXTNUM :
> + fieinfo->fi_extents_max - 1;
> + bm.bmv_count = MIN(bm.bmv_count,
> (PAGE_SIZE * 16 / sizeof(struct getbmapx)));
> Unless I'm missing something, that should also prevent the case of
> an application providing a really large fi_extents_max from
> triggering ENOMEM in most cases as well.
I just worry about one thing: What if the real extent number is larger
than the PAGE_SIZE * 16 / sizeof(struct getbmapx)? In this case, we will
give up the wrong extent number to the user space.
> FWIW, how did you find this? Is it possible for you to add a test
> for this regression into xfstests so that we don't break it again
> in future?
Sure, I will check and see whether I can add it in xfstests.


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