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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 11/11] xfs: add support for DAX fsync/msync
On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 05:06:50PM -0700, Ross Zwisler wrote:
> To properly support the new DAX fsync/msync infrastructure filesystems
> need to call dax_pfn_mkwrite() so that DAX can properly track when a user
> write faults on a previously cleaned address. They also need to call
> dax_fsync() in the filesystem fsync() path. This dax_fsync() call uses
> addresses retrieved from get_block() so it needs to be ordered with
> respect to truncate. This is accomplished by using the same locking that
> was set up for DAX page faults.
>
> Signed-off-by: Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com>
> ---
> fs/xfs/xfs_file.c | 18 +++++++++++++-----
> 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_file.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_file.c
> index 39743ef..2b490a1 100644
> --- a/fs/xfs/xfs_file.c
> +++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_file.c
> @@ -209,7 +209,8 @@ xfs_file_fsync(
> loff_t end,
> int datasync)
> {
> - struct inode *inode = file->f_mapping->host;
> + struct address_space *mapping = file->f_mapping;
> + struct inode *inode = mapping->host;
> struct xfs_inode *ip = XFS_I(inode);
> struct xfs_mount *mp = ip->i_mount;
> int error = 0;
> @@ -218,7 +219,13 @@ xfs_file_fsync(
>
> trace_xfs_file_fsync(ip);
>
> - error = filemap_write_and_wait_range(inode->i_mapping, start, end);
> + if (dax_mapping(mapping)) {
> + xfs_ilock(XFS_I(inode), XFS_MMAPLOCK_SHARED);
> + dax_fsync(mapping, start, end);
> + xfs_iunlock(XFS_I(inode), XFS_MMAPLOCK_SHARED);
> + }
> +
> + error = filemap_write_and_wait_range(mapping, start, end);

Ok, I don't understand a couple of things here.

Firstly, if it's a DAX mapping, why are we still calling
filemap_write_and_wait_range() after the dax_fsync() call that has
already written back all the dirty cachelines?

Secondly, exactly what is the XFS_MMAPLOCK_SHARED lock supposed to
be doing here? I don't see where dax_fsync() has any callouts to
get_block(), so the comment "needs to be ordered with respect to
truncate" doesn't make any obvious sense. If we have a racing
truncate removing entries from the radix tree, then thanks to the
mapping tree lock we'll either find an entry we need to write back,
or we won't find any entry at all, right?

Lastly, this flushing really needs to be inside
filemap_write_and_wait_range(), because we call the writeback code
from many more places than just fsync to ensure ordering of various
operations such that files are in known state before proceeding
(e.g. hole punch).

Cheers,

Dave.
--
Dave Chinner
david@fromorbit.com


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