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From: Ingo Franzki <ifranzki@linux.ibm.com>
To: Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com>
Cc: Ming Lei <ming.lei@redhat.com>, Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>,
	linux-block@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Juergen Christ <jchrist@linux.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: loop_set_block_size: loop0 () has still dirty pages (nrpages=2)
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:22:17 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <72939177-a284-b5b6-e75e-2de9ab989bb4@linux.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210615084259.yj5pmyjonfqcg7lg@ws.net.home>

On 15.06.2021 10:42, Karel Zak wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 09:35:30AM +0200, Ingo Franzki wrote:
>> However, shouldn't then the losetup userspace utility implement some kind of retry logic in case of -EAGAIN ?
>> I don't see that in the source of losetup.c nor in loopdev.c in the util-linux package. There is a retry loop in create_loop() in losetup.c retrying loopcxt_setup_device() in case of EBUSY, but not in case of EAGAIN.
>>
>> And losetup also hides the original error code and just returns EXIT_FAILURE in case of a failure. So no real good chance for the script that uses losetup to catch that error situation and perform a retry itself.
>>
>> Adding Karel Zak (the maintainer of util-linux).
>>
>> @Karel Zak: How about adding EAGAIN to the condition for performing a retry? 
>>
>> Something like this:
>>
>> -		if (errno == EBUSY && !hasdev && ntries < 64) {
>> +		if ((errno == EBUSY || errno == EAGAIN) && !hasdev && ntries < 64) {
>> 			xusleep(200000);
>> 			ntries++;
>> 			continue;
>> 		}
>  
> EAGAIN sounds like the best reason to try it again :-) 
> 
> Committed, it will be also available in v2.37.1.

Thanks a lot for the quick resolution!

Do you by any chance know if Fedora 34 will be updated with v2.37.1? 
I guess Fedora 35 will get it in any case.
> 
>   Karel
> 
> 


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  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-16  7:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-08 12:01 Ingo Franzki
2021-06-10 14:45 ` Ming Lei
2021-06-14  7:35   ` Ingo Franzki
2021-06-14 22:37     ` Ming Lei
2021-06-15  8:06       ` Jan Kara
2021-06-15  8:42     ` Karel Zak
2021-06-16  7:22       ` Ingo Franzki [this message]
2021-06-16  7:44         ` Karel Zak

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