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From: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
To: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: Trond Myklebust <trondmy@hammerspace.com>,
	Anna Schumaker <anna.schumaker@netapp.com>,
	Steve French <sfrench@samba.org>,
	Dominique Martinet <asmadeus@codewreck.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-cachefs@redhat.com,
	linux-afs@lists.infradead.org, linux-nfs@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-cifs@vger.kernel.org, ceph-devel@vger.kernel.org,
	v9fs-developer@lists.sourceforge.net,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>,
	David Wysochanski <dwysocha@redhat.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 02/28] mm: Add an unlock function for PG_private_2/PG_fscache
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2021 10:53:09 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210321105309.GG3420@casper.infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <161539528910.286939.1252328699383291173.stgit@warthog.procyon.org.uk>

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 04:54:49PM +0000, David Howells wrote:
> Add a function, unlock_page_private_2(), to unlock PG_private_2 analogous
> to that of PG_lock.  Add a kerneldoc banner to that indicating the example
> usage case.

One of the things which confused me about this was ... where's the other
side?  Where's lock_page_private_2()?  Then I found this:

#ifdef CONFIG_AFS_FSCACHE
        if (PageFsCache(page) &&
            wait_on_page_bit_killable(page, PG_fscache) < 0)
                return VM_FAULT_RETRY;
#endif

Please respect the comment!

/*
 * This is exported only for wait_on_page_locked/wait_on_page_writeback, etc.,
 * and should not be used directly.
 */
extern void wait_on_page_bit(struct page *page, int bit_nr);
extern int wait_on_page_bit_killable(struct page *page, int bit_nr);

I think we need the exported API to be wait_on_page_private_2(), and
AFS needs to not tinker in the guts of filemap.  Otherwise you miss
out on bugfixes like c2407cf7d22d0c0d94cf20342b3b8f06f1d904e7 (see also
https://lore.kernel.org/linux-fsdevel/20210320054104.1300774-4-willy@infradead.org/T/#u
).

That also brings up that there is no set_page_private_2().  I think
that's OK -- you only set PageFsCache() immediately after reading the
page from the server.  But I feel this "unlock_page_private_2" is actually
"clear_page_private_2" -- ie it's equivalent to writeback, not to lock.

> +++ b/mm/filemap.c
> @@ -1432,6 +1432,26 @@ void unlock_page(struct page *page)
>  }
>  EXPORT_SYMBOL(unlock_page);
>  
> +/**
> + * unlock_page_private_2 - Unlock a page that's locked with PG_private_2
> + * @page: The page
> + *
> + * Unlocks a page that's locked with PG_private_2 and wakes up sleepers in
> + * wait_on_page_private_2().
> + *
> + * This is, for example, used when a netfs page is being written to a local
> + * disk cache, thereby allowing writes to the cache for the same page to be
> + * serialised.
> + */
> +void unlock_page_private_2(struct page *page)
> +{
> +	page = compound_head(page);
> +	VM_BUG_ON_PAGE(!PagePrivate2(page), page);
> +	clear_bit_unlock(PG_private_2, &page->flags);
> +	wake_up_page_bit(page, PG_private_2);
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(unlock_page_private_2);
> +
>  /**

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-03-21 10:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 49+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-10 16:54 [PATCH v4 00/28] Network fs helper library & fscache kiocb API David Howells
2021-03-10 16:54 ` [PATCH v4 01/28] iov_iter: Add ITER_XARRAY David Howells
2021-03-10 16:54 ` [PATCH v4 02/28] mm: Add an unlock function for PG_private_2/PG_fscache David Howells
2021-03-16 19:07   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-03-17  0:43     ` Linus Torvalds
2021-03-17  0:43       ` Linus Torvalds
2021-03-17  2:12       ` Josef Bacik
2021-03-17  2:35         ` Linus Torvalds
2021-03-17  2:35           ` Linus Torvalds
2021-03-17  9:04         ` David Howells
2021-03-17 10:53         ` David Howells
2021-03-16 20:38   ` David Howells
2021-03-16 23:32     ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-03-21 10:53   ` Matthew Wilcox [this message]
2021-03-22 10:56   ` David Howells
2021-03-23 13:17   ` David Howells
2021-03-23 13:51     ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-03-23 14:16     ` David Howells
2021-03-23 22:06     ` David Howells
2021-03-23 22:06       ` David Howells
2021-03-10 16:55 ` [PATCH v4 03/28] mm: Implement readahead_control pageset expansion David Howells
2021-03-10 16:55 ` [PATCH v4 04/28] netfs: Make a netfs helper module David Howells
2021-03-10 16:55 ` [PATCH v4 05/28] netfs: Documentation for helper library David Howells
2021-03-10 16:55 ` [PATCH v4 06/28] netfs, mm: Move PG_fscache helper funcs to linux/netfs.h David Howells
2021-03-10 16:56 ` [PATCH v4 07/28] netfs, mm: Add unlock_page_fscache() and wait_on_page_fscache() David Howells
2021-03-10 16:56 ` [PATCH v4 08/28] netfs: Provide readahead and readpage netfs helpers David Howells
2021-03-21  1:42   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-03-22 17:13   ` David Howells
2021-03-10 16:56 ` [PATCH v4 09/28] netfs: Add tracepoints David Howells
2021-03-10 16:56 ` [PATCH v4 10/28] netfs: Gather stats David Howells
2021-03-10 16:56 ` [PATCH v4 11/28] netfs: Add write_begin helper David Howells
2021-03-10 16:57 ` [PATCH v4 12/28] netfs: Define an interface to talk to a cache David Howells
2021-03-10 16:57 ` [PATCH v4 13/28] netfs: Hold a ref on a page when PG_private_2 is set David Howells
2021-03-10 16:57 ` [PATCH v4 14/28] fscache, cachefiles: Add alternate API to use kiocb for read/write to cache David Howells
2021-03-10 16:57 ` [PATCH v4 15/28] afs: Disable use of the fscache I/O routines David Howells
2021-03-10 16:58 ` [PATCH v4 16/28] afs: Pass page into dirty region helpers to provide THP size David Howells
2021-03-10 16:58 ` [PATCH v4 17/28] afs: Print the operation debug_id when logging an unexpected data version David Howells
2021-03-10 16:58 ` [PATCH v4 18/28] afs: Move key to afs_read struct David Howells
2021-03-10 16:58 ` [PATCH v4 19/28] afs: Don't truncate iter during data fetch David Howells
2021-03-10 16:58 ` [PATCH v4 20/28] afs: Log remote unmarshalling errors David Howells
2021-03-10 16:59 ` [PATCH v4 21/28] afs: Set up the iov_iter before calling afs_extract_data() David Howells
2021-03-10 16:59 ` [PATCH v4 22/28] afs: Use ITER_XARRAY for writing David Howells
2021-03-10 16:59 ` [PATCH v4 23/28] afs: Wait on PG_fscache before modifying/releasing a page David Howells
2021-03-10 16:59 ` [PATCH v4 24/28] afs: Extract writeback extension into its own function David Howells
2021-03-10 16:59 ` [PATCH v4 25/28] afs: Prepare for use of THPs David Howells
2021-03-10 17:00 ` [PATCH v4 26/28] afs: Use the fs operation ops to handle FetchData completion David Howells
2021-03-10 17:00 ` [PATCH v4 27/28] afs: Use new fscache read helper API David Howells
2021-03-10 17:00 ` [PATCH v4 28/28] afs: Use the fscache_write_begin() helper David Howells
2021-03-16 11:34 ` [PATCH v4 08/28] netfs: Provide readahead and readpage netfs helpers David Howells

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