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From: "Theodore Ts'o" <>
To: Changheun Lee <>
Subject: Re: regression: data corruption with ext4 on LUKS on nvme with torvalds master
Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 10:15:31 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, May 13, 2021 at 06:42:22PM +0900, Changheun Lee wrote:
> Problem might be casued by exhausting of memory. And memory exhausting
> would be caused by setting of small bio_max_size. Actually it was not
> reproduced in my VM environment at first. But, I reproduced same problem
> when bio_max_size is set with 8KB forced. Too many bio allocation would
> be occurred by setting of 8KB bio_max_size.

Hmm... I'm not sure how to align your diagnosis with the symptoms in
the bug report.  If we were limited by memory, that should slow down
the I/O, but we should still be making forward progress, no?  And a
forced reboot should not result in data corruption, unless maybe there
was a missing check for a failed memory allocation, causing data to be
written to the wrong location, a missing error check leading to the
block or file system layer not noticing that a write had failed
(although again, memory exhaustion should not lead to failed writes;
it might slow us down, sure, but if writes are being failed, something
is Badly Going Wrong --- things like writes to the swap device or
writes by the page cleaner must succeed, or else Things Would Go Bad
In A Hurry).

						- Ted

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-13 14:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2021-05-13  9:42 ` regression: data corruption with ext4 on LUKS on nvme with torvalds master Changheun Lee
2021-05-13 14:15   ` Theodore Ts'o [this message]
2021-05-13 15:59     ` Bart Van Assche
     [not found]       ` <>
2021-05-13 19:22         ` Mikulas Patocka
2021-05-13 21:18           ` Bart Van Assche
2021-05-14  9:43             ` Mikulas Patocka
2021-05-14  9:50           ` Mikulas Patocka
     [not found]             ` <>
2021-05-14 10:26               ` Changheun Lee
2021-07-09 20:45                 ` Samuel Mendoza-Jonas
     [not found] <1620493841.bxdq8r5haw.none.ref@localhost>
2021-05-08 17:54 ` Alex Xu (Hello71)
2021-05-09  2:29   ` Alex Xu (Hello71)
2021-05-09  3:51     ` Jens Axboe
2021-05-09 14:47       ` Alex Xu (Hello71)

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