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From: Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com>
To: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <matthew.r.wilcox@intel.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>,
	Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>, Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-nvdimm <linux-nvdimm@ml01.01.org>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Eryu Guan <eguan@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] RFC: dax: dax_prepare_freeze
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:10:31 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <55126D77.7040105@plexistor.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20150325022221.GA31342@dastard>

On 03/25/2015 04:22 AM, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 08:14:59AM +0200, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
<>
> 
> Then we have wider problem with DAX, then: sync doesn't work
> properly. i.e. if we still has write mapped pages, then we haven't
> flushed dirty cache lines on write-mapped files to the persistent
> domain by the time sync completes.
> 
> So, this shouldn't be some special case that only the freeze code
> takes into account - we need to make sure that sync (and therefore
> freeze) flushes all dirty cache lines and marks all mappings
> clean....
> 

This is not how I understood it and how I read the code.

The sync does happen, .fsync of the FS is called on each
file just as if the user called it. If this is broken it just
needs to be fixed there at the .fsync vector. POSIX mandate
persistence at .fsync so at the vfs layer we rely on that.

So everything at this stage should be synced to real media.

What does not happen is writeback. since dax does not have
any writeback. And because of that nothing turned the
user mappings to read only. This is what I do here but
instead of write-protecting I just unmap because it is
easier for me to code it.

> Cheers,
> Dave.

Cheers
Boaz

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  reply	other threads:[~2015-03-25  8:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 36+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-23 12:47 [PATCH 0/3 v3] dax: Fix mmap-write not updating c/mtime Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-23 12:47 ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-23 12:49 ` [PATCH 1/3] mm: New pfn_mkwrite same as page_mkwrite for VM_PFNMAP Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-23 22:49   ` Andrew Morton
2015-03-23 22:49     ` Andrew Morton
2015-03-23 12:52 ` [PATCH 2/3] dax: use pfn_mkwrite to update c/mtime + freeze protection Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-23 12:54 ` [PATCH 3/3] RFC: dax: dax_prepare_freeze Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-23 22:40   ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-23 22:40     ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-24  6:14     ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-24  6:14       ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25  2:22       ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25  2:22         ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25  8:10         ` Boaz Harrosh [this message]
2015-03-25  9:29           ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25  9:29             ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25 10:19             ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25 10:19               ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25 20:00               ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25 20:00                 ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-26  8:02                 ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-26 20:58                   ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-26 20:58                     ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-24 12:37   ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-24 12:37     ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25  2:26     ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25  2:26       ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25  8:31       ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25  8:31         ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25  9:41         ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25  9:41           ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25 10:40           ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25 10:40             ` Boaz Harrosh
2015-03-25 20:05             ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-25 20:05               ` Dave Chinner
2015-03-23 12:56 ` [PATCH v4] xfstest: generic/080 test that mmap-write updates c/mtime Boaz Harrosh

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