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SubjectRe: [RFC] block integrity: Fix write after checksum calculation problem
On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 03:56:26PM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 01:07:24PM -0800, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 07:54:05AM -0500, Chris Mason wrote:
> > > Excerpts from Darrick J. Wong's message of 2011-02-24 13:27:32 -0500:
> > > > On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 12:37:53PM -0500, Chris Mason wrote:
> > > > > Excerpts from Jan Kara's message of 2011-02-24 11:47:58 -0500:
> > > > > > On Wed 23-02-11 15:35:11, Chris Mason wrote:
> > > > > > > Excerpts from Joel Becker's message of 2011-02-23 15:24:47 -0500:
> > > > > > > > On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 11:45:44AM -0500, Martin K. Petersen wrote:
> > > > > > > > > Also, DIX is only the tip of the iceberg. Many other impending
> > > > > > > > > technologies feature checksums and require pages to be stable during I/O
> > > > > > > > > due to checksumming, encryption and so on.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > The VM is already trying to do the right thing. We just need the
> > > > > > > > > relevant filesystems to catch up.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > ocfs2 handles stable metadata for its checksums when feeding
> > > > > > > > things to the journal. If we're doing pagecache-based I/O, is the
> > > > > > > > pagecache going to help here for data?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Data is much easier than metadata. All you really need is to wait on
> > > > > > > writeback in file_write, wait on writeback in page_mkwrite, and make

Hrm... I've been looking for a file_write in ext4; was the aio_write function
pointer what you had in mind here?

Adding a wait_on_page_writeback to ext4_page_mkwrite eliminated most of the DIF
checksum errors in the mmap case. Unfortunately, I still see them, usually
within the first few seconds of kicking off the not-first run. I suspect that
may be related to the test program truncating the file after each run causing
blocks to come and go, so I'll investigate that part of ext4 next.

I also noticed that testing the directio+mmap case exhibits the same symptoms.

Anyhow, just attaching the latest hack of mine in case anyone wants to have a
look.
--
fs: Wait for page writeback when rewrite detected
---

fs/buffer.c | 2 ++
fs/ext4/inode.c | 6 +++++-
mm/filemap.c | 19 +++++++++++++++++--
mm/memory.c | 3 +++
4 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/buffer.c b/fs/buffer.c
index 2219a76..f3639f2 100644
--- a/fs/buffer.c
+++ b/fs/buffer.c
@@ -2369,6 +2369,8 @@ block_page_mkwrite(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_fault *vmf,
else
end = PAGE_CACHE_SIZE;

+ WARN_ON(!PageLocked(page));
+ wait_on_page_writeback(page);
ret = __block_write_begin(page, 0, end, get_block);
if (!ret)
ret = block_commit_write(page, 0, end);
diff --git a/fs/ext4/inode.c b/fs/ext4/inode.c
index 9f7f9e4..ba45b31 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/inode.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/inode.c
@@ -2762,6 +2762,8 @@ static int ext4_writepage(struct page *page,
*/
goto redirty_page;
}
+ WARN_ON(!PageLocked(page));
+ wait_on_page_writeback(page);
if (commit_write)
/* now mark the buffer_heads as dirty and uptodate */
block_commit_write(page, 0, len);
@@ -5865,12 +5867,14 @@ int ext4_page_mkwrite(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_fault *vmf)
if (PageMappedToDisk(page))
goto out_unlock;

+ lock_page(page);
+ /* this one seems to handle mmap */
+ wait_on_page_writeback(page);
if (page->index == size >> PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT)
len = size & ~PAGE_CACHE_MASK;
else
len = PAGE_CACHE_SIZE;

- lock_page(page);
/*
* return if we have all the buffers mapped. This avoid
* the need to call write_begin/write_end which does a
diff --git a/mm/filemap.c b/mm/filemap.c
index 83a45d3..61af700 100644
--- a/mm/filemap.c
+++ b/mm/filemap.c
@@ -2217,8 +2217,9 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(generic_file_direct_write);
* Find or create a page at the given pagecache position. Return the locked
* page. This function is specifically for buffered writes.
*/
-struct page *grab_cache_page_write_begin(struct address_space *mapping,
- pgoff_t index, unsigned flags)
+static struct page *
+__grab_cache_page_write_begin(struct address_space *mapping, pgoff_t index,
+ unsigned flags)
{
int status;
struct page *page;
@@ -2243,6 +2244,20 @@ repeat:
}
return page;
}
+
+struct page *grab_cache_page_write_begin(struct address_space *mapping,
+ pgoff_t index, unsigned flags)
+{
+ struct page *p;
+
+ p = __grab_cache_page_write_begin(mapping, index, flags);
+ if (p) {
+ WARN_ON(!PageLocked(p));
+ wait_on_page_writeback(p);
+ }
+
+ return p;
+}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(grab_cache_page_write_begin);

static ssize_t generic_perform_write(struct file *file,

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