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From: Christoph Hellwig <>
To: Tetsuo Handa <>
Cc: Alexander Viro <>,
	Jens Axboe <>,,
	linux-fsdevel <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] block: add filemap_invalidate_lock_killable()
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2022 23:14:18 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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.

Or we should limit the locked batch size of block device fallocates that
actually do write zeroes, which never really was the intent of the
fallocate interface to start with..

  reply	other threads:[~2022-01-04  7:14 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 [this message]
2022-01-04 13:26     ` Tetsuo Handa
2022-02-12  8:28       ` Tetsuo Handa
2022-02-14  8:17         ` Christoph Hellwig

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