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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fs-writeback: drop wb->list_lock during blk_finish_plug()
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On 09/18/2015 12:06 AM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Gaah, my mailer autocompleted Jens' email with an old one..
>
> Sorry for the repeat email with the correct address.
>
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 11:04 PM, Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 10:40 PM, Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> PS: just hit another "did this just get broken in 4.3-rc1" issue - I
>>> can't run blktrace while there's a IO load because:
>>>
>>> $ sudo blktrace -d /dev/vdc
>>> BLKTRACESETUP(2) /dev/vdc failed: 5/Input/output error
>>> Thread 1 failed open /sys/kernel/debug/block/(null)/trace1: 2/No such file or directory
>>> ....
>>>
>>> [ 641.424618] blktrace: page allocation failure: order:5, mode:0x2040d0
>>> [ 641.438933] [<ffffffff811c1569>] kmem_cache_alloc_trace+0x129/0x400
>>> [ 641.440240] [<ffffffff811424f8>] relay_open+0x68/0x2c0
>>> [ 641.441299] [<ffffffff8115deb1>] do_blk_trace_setup+0x191/0x2d0
>>>
>>> gdb) l *(relay_open+0x68)
>>> 0xffffffff811424f8 is in relay_open (kernel/relay.c:582).
>>> 577 return NULL;
>>> 578 if (subbuf_size > UINT_MAX / n_subbufs)
>>> 579 return NULL;
>>> 580
>>> 581 chan = kzalloc(sizeof(struct rchan), GFP_KERNEL);
>>> 582 if (!chan)
>>> 583 return NULL;
>>> 584
>>> 585 chan->version = RELAYFS_CHANNEL_VERSION;
>>> 586 chan->n_subbufs = n_subbufs;
>>>
>>> and struct rchan has a member struct rchan_buf *buf[NR_CPUS];
>>> and CONFIG_NR_CPUS=8192, hence the attempt at an order 5 allocation
>>> that fails here....
>>
>> Hm. Have you always had MAX_SMP (and the NR_CPU==8192 that it causes)?
>> From a quick check, none of this code seems to be new.
>>
>> That said, having that
>>
>> struct rchan_buf *buf[NR_CPUS];
>>
>> in "struct rchan" really is something we should fix. We really should
>> strive to not allocate things by CONFIG_NR_CPU's, but by the actual
>> real CPU count.
>>
>> This looks to be mostly Jens' code, and much of it harkens back to 2006. Jens?

The relayfs code mostly came out of IBM, but yes, that alloc doesn't
look nice. Not a regression, though, I don't think that has changed in
years. I'll take a stab at fixing this.

--
Jens Axboe



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