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* loop_set_block_size: loop0 () has still dirty pages (nrpages=2)
@ 2021-06-08 12:01 Ingo Franzki
  2021-06-10 14:45 ` Ming Lei
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 8+ messages in thread
From: Ingo Franzki @ 2021-06-08 12:01 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Jens Axboe, linux-block, linux-kernel; +Cc: Juergen Christ

Hi all,

we occasionally encounter a problem when setting up a loop device in one of our automated testcases.

We set up a loop device as follows:

    # dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/tmp/loopbackfile1.img bs=1M count=2500 status=none
    # losetup --sector-size 4096 -fP --show /var/tmp/loopbackfile1.img

This works fine most of the times, but in the seldom case of the error, we get 'losetup: /var/tmp/loopbackfile1.img: failed to set up loop device: Resource temporarily unavailable'.

I am sure that no other loop device is currently defined, so we don't run out of loop devices.

We also see the following message in the syslog when the error occurs:

     loop_set_block_size: loop0 () has still dirty pages (nrpages=2)

The nrpages number varies from time to time. 

"Resource temporarily unavailable" is EAGAIN, and function loop_set_block_size() in drivers/block/loop.c returns this after printing the syslog message via pr_warn:

static int loop_set_block_size(struct loop_device *lo, unsigned long arg)
	int err = 0;

	if (lo->lo_state != Lo_bound)
		return -ENXIO;

	err = loop_validate_block_size(arg);
	if (err)
		return err;

	if (lo->lo_queue->limits.logical_block_size == arg)
		return 0;



	/* invalidate_bdev should have truncated all the pages */
	if (lo->lo_device->bd_inode->i_mapping->nrpages) {
		err = -EAGAIN;
		pr_warn("%s: loop%d (%s) has still dirty pages (nrpages=%lu)\n",
			__func__, lo->lo_number, lo->lo_file_name,
		goto out_unfreeze;

	blk_queue_logical_block_size(lo->lo_queue, arg);
	blk_queue_physical_block_size(lo->lo_queue, arg);
	blk_queue_io_min(lo->lo_queue, arg);

	return err;

So looks like invalidate_bdev() did actually not truncate all the pages under some circumstances....

The problem only happens when '--sector-size 4096' is specified, with the default sector size is always works. It does not call loop_set_block_size() in the default case I guess.

The loop0 device has certainly be used by other testcases before, most likely with the default block size. But at the time of this run, no loop device is currently active (losetup shows nothing). 

Anyone have an idea what goes wrong here? 

This happens on upstream kernels on the s390x platform, but I can't tell if is related to the platform or a specific kernel version. 
The failing use case is not that old, so I can't tell if it would have happened on earlier kernels or not, or since when it happens. 

Any help is appreciated!

Ingo Franzki  
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2021-06-14 22:37     ` Ming Lei
2021-06-15  8:06       ` Jan Kara
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