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From: Tetsuo Handa <>
To: Christoph Hellwig <>
Cc: Alexander Viro <>,
	Jens Axboe <>,,
	linux-fsdevel <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] block: add filemap_invalidate_lock_killable()
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2022 22:26:44 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 2022/01/04 16:14, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 03, 2022 at 07:49:11PM +0900, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
>> syzbot is reporting hung task at blkdev_fallocate() [1], for it can take
>> minutes with mapping->invalidate_lock held. Since fallocate() has to accept
>> size > MAX_RW_COUNT bytes, we can't predict how long it will take. Thus,
>> mitigate this problem by using killable wait where possible.
> Well, but that also means we want all other users of the invalidate_lock
> to be killable, as fallocate vs fallocate synchronization is probably
> not the interesting case.

Right. But being responsive to SIGKILL is generally preferable.

syzbot (and other syzkaller based fuzzing) is reporting many hung task reports,
but many of such reports are simply overstressing.

We can't use killable lock wait for release operation because it is a "void"
function. But we can use killable lock wait for majority of operations which
are not "void" functions. Use of killable lock wait where possible can improve

  reply	other threads:[~2022-01-04 13:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-03  9:11 [syzbot] INFO: task hung in blkdev_fallocate syzbot
2022-01-03 10:49 ` [PATCH] block: add filemap_invalidate_lock_killable() Tetsuo Handa
2022-01-04  7:14   ` Christoph Hellwig
2022-01-04 13:26     ` Tetsuo Handa [this message]
2022-02-12  8:28       ` Tetsuo Handa
2022-02-14  8:17         ` Christoph Hellwig

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