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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] vfs: introduce UMOUNT_WAIT which waits for umount completion
On 09/21, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 10:02:37PM -0700, Jaegeuk Kim wrote:
> >
> > Yes, and actually, android retries umount(2) for several seconds, if it gets
> > failure. So, first I thought it'd be better to make umount() more deterministic.
> >
> > I'm not sure how many times we can retry and wait for this. IMHO, it'd be better
> > to use this together with the new flag, since this can detect unclosed namespace
> > given successful umount(2).
> Even if you could make umount wait for the binder deferred workqueue
> to exit, if it takes time, it takes time. And that's not the core
> VFS's fault. It's binder's.
> So... why not fix this by adding a binder ioctl which forces its
> workqueue to be flushed, and use that *before* you try calling mount?

Yes, we can, but I'm not 100% sure this happens only by binder. This is caused
by delayed_fput/mntput called by any kernel thread which would be much generic.

> If that binder ioctl takes minutes or hours to complete, then that's a
> binder bug, and needs to be fixed in binder.
> - Ted

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