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Subject[PATCH 1/3] f2fs: flush symlink path to avoid broken symlink after POR
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This patch tries to avoid broken symlink case after POR in best effort.
This results in performance regression.
But, if f2fs has inline_data and the target path is under 3KB-sized long,
the page would be stored in its inode_block, so that there would be no
performance regression.

Note that, if user wants to keep this file atomically, it needs to trigger
dir->fsync.
And, there is still a hole to produce broken symlink.

Signed-off-by: Jaegeuk Kim <jaegeuk@kernel.org>
---
fs/f2fs/namei.c | 11 +++++++++++
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/f2fs/namei.c b/fs/f2fs/namei.c
index 8055e30..5d990d8 100644
--- a/fs/f2fs/namei.c
+++ b/fs/f2fs/namei.c
@@ -324,6 +324,17 @@ static int f2fs_symlink(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry,
d_instantiate(dentry, inode);
unlock_new_inode(inode);

+ /*
+ * Let's flush symlink data in order to avoid broken symlink as much as
+ * possible. Nevertheless, fsyncing is the best way, but there is no
+ * way to get a file descriptor in order to flush that.
+ *
+ * Note that, it needs to do dir->fsync to make this recoverable.
+ * If the symlink path is stored into inline_data, there is no
+ * performance regression.
+ */
+ filemap_write_and_wait_range(inode->i_mapping, 0, symlen);
+
if (IS_DIRSYNC(dir))
f2fs_sync_fs(sbi->sb, 1);
return err;
--
2.1.1


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