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Subject[PATCH 5.4 220/388] mm/filemap.c: clear page error before actual read
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From: Xianting Tian <xianting_tian@126.com>

[ Upstream commit faffdfa04fa11ccf048cebdde73db41ede0679e0 ]

Mount failure issue happens under the scenario: Application forked dozens
of threads to mount the same number of cramfs images separately in docker,
but several mounts failed with high probability. Mount failed due to the
checking result of the page(read from the superblock of loop dev) is not
uptodate after wait_on_page_locked(page) returned in function cramfs_read:

wait_on_page_locked(page);
if (!PageUptodate(page)) {
...
}

The reason of the checking result of the page not uptodate: systemd-udevd
read the loopX dev before mount, because the status of loopX is Lo_unbound
at this time, so loop_make_request directly trigger the calling of io_end
handler end_buffer_async_read, which called SetPageError(page). So It
caused the page can't be set to uptodate in function
end_buffer_async_read:

if(page_uptodate && !PageError(page)) {
SetPageUptodate(page);
}

Then mount operation is performed, it used the same page which is just
accessed by systemd-udevd above, Because this page is not uptodate, it
will launch a actual read via submit_bh, then wait on this page by calling
wait_on_page_locked(page). When the I/O of the page done, io_end handler
end_buffer_async_read is called, because no one cleared the page
error(during the whole read path of mount), which is caused by
systemd-udevd reading, so this page is still in "PageError" status, which
can't be set to uptodate in function end_buffer_async_read, then caused
mount failure.

But sometimes mount succeed even through systemd-udeved read loopX dev
just before, The reason is systemd-udevd launched other loopX read just
between step 3.1 and 3.2, the steps as below:

1, loopX dev default status is Lo_unbound;
2, systemd-udved read loopX dev (page is set to PageError);
3, mount operation
1) set loopX status to Lo_bound;
==>systemd-udevd read loopX dev<==
2) read loopX dev(page has no error)
3) mount succeed

As the loopX dev status is set to Lo_bound after step 3.1, so the other
loopX dev read by systemd-udevd will go through the whole I/O stack, part
of the call trace as below:

SYS_read
vfs_read
do_sync_read
blkdev_aio_read
generic_file_aio_read
do_generic_file_read:
ClearPageError(page);
mapping->a_ops->readpage(filp, page);

here, mapping->a_ops->readpage() is blkdev_readpage. In latest kernel,
some function name changed, the call trace as below:

blkdev_read_iter
generic_file_read_iter
generic_file_buffered_read:
/*
* A previous I/O error may have been due to temporary
* failures, eg. mutipath errors.
* Pg_error will be set again if readpage fails.
*/
ClearPageError(page);
/* Start the actual read. The read will unlock the page*/
error=mapping->a_ops->readpage(flip, page);

We can see ClearPageError(page) is called before the actual read,
then the read in step 3.2 succeed.

This patch is to add the calling of ClearPageError just before the actual
read of read path of cramfs mount. Without the patch, the call trace as
below when performing cramfs mount:

do_mount
cramfs_read
cramfs_blkdev_read
read_cache_page
do_read_cache_page:
filler(data, page);
or
mapping->a_ops->readpage(data, page);

With the patch, the call trace as below when performing mount:

do_mount
cramfs_read
cramfs_blkdev_read
read_cache_page:
do_read_cache_page:
ClearPageError(page); <== new add
filler(data, page);
or
mapping->a_ops->readpage(data, page);

With the patch, mount operation trigger the calling of
ClearPageError(page) before the actual read, the page has no error if no
additional page error happen when I/O done.

Signed-off-by: Xianting Tian <xianting_tian@126.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Reviewed-by: Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) <willy@infradead.org>
Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Cc: <yubin@h3c.com>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1583318844-22971-1-git-send-email-xianting_tian@126.com
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
---
mm/filemap.c | 8 ++++++++
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/mm/filemap.c b/mm/filemap.c
index 18c1f58300742..51b2cb5aa5030 100644
--- a/mm/filemap.c
+++ b/mm/filemap.c
@@ -2845,6 +2845,14 @@ filler:
unlock_page(page);
goto out;
}
+
+ /*
+ * A previous I/O error may have been due to temporary
+ * failures.
+ * Clear page error before actual read, PG_error will be
+ * set again if read page fails.
+ */
+ ClearPageError(page);
goto filler;

out:
--
2.25.1


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