Linux-ext4 Archive on lore.kernel.org
 help / color / Atom feed
From: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
To: Linux Filesystem Development List <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Ext4 Developers List <linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-f2fs-devel@lists.sourceforge.net,
	"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>,
	Eric Biggers <ebiggers@kernel.org>
Subject: [PATCH] writeback: avoid double-writing the inode on a lazytime expiration
Date: Fri,  6 Mar 2020 21:00:43 -0500
Message-ID: <20200307020043.60118-1-tytso@mit.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200306004555.GB225345@gmail.com>

In the case that an inode has dirty timestamp for longer than the
lazytime expiration timeout (or if all such inodes are being flushed
out due to a sync or syncfs system call), we need to inform the file
system that the inode is dirty so that the inode's timestamps can be
copied out to the on-disk data structures.  That's because if the file
system supports lazytime, it will have ignored the dirty_inode(inode,
I_DIRTY_TIME) notification when the timestamp was modified in memory.q

Previously, this was accomplished by calling mark_inode_dirty_sync(),
but that has the unfortunate side effect of also putting the inode the
writeback list, and that's not necessary in this case, since we will
immediately call write_inode() afterwards.

Eric Biggers noticed that this was causing problems for fscrypt after
the key was removed[1].

[1] https://lore.kernel.org/r/20200306004555.GB225345@gmail.com

Reported-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
---
 fs/fs-writeback.c | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/fs-writeback.c b/fs/fs-writeback.c
index 76ac9c7d32ec..32101349ba97 100644
--- a/fs/fs-writeback.c
+++ b/fs/fs-writeback.c
@@ -1504,8 +1504,9 @@ __writeback_single_inode(struct inode *inode, struct writeback_control *wbc)
 
 	spin_unlock(&inode->i_lock);
 
-	if (dirty & I_DIRTY_TIME)
-		mark_inode_dirty_sync(inode);
+	/* This was a lazytime expiration; we need to tell the file system */
+	if (dirty & I_DIRTY_TIME_EXPIRED && inode->i_sb->s_op->dirty_inode)
+		inode->i_sb->s_op->dirty_inode(inode, I_DIRTY_TIME_EXPIRED);
 	/* Don't write the inode if only I_DIRTY_PAGES was set */
 	if (dirty & ~I_DIRTY_PAGES) {
 		int err = write_inode(inode, wbc);
-- 
2.24.1


  reply index

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-06  0:45 lazytime causing inodes to remain dirty after sync? Eric Biggers
2020-03-07  2:00 ` Theodore Ts'o [this message]
2020-03-11  3:20   ` [PATCH] writeback: avoid double-writing the inode on a lazytime expiration Eric Biggers
2020-03-11 12:57     ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2020-03-12  0:07       ` Dave Chinner
2020-03-12 14:34         ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-03-12 22:39           ` Dave Chinner
2020-03-20  2:46           ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2020-03-20  2:52             ` [PATCH 1/2] " Theodore Ts'o
2020-03-20  2:52               ` [PATCH 2/2] writeback, xfs: call dirty_inode() with I_DIRTY_TIME_EXPIRED when appropriate Theodore Ts'o
2020-03-23 17:58                 ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2020-03-24  8:37                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-03-24 18:43                     ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2020-03-25  9:20               ` [PATCH 1/2] writeback: avoid double-writing the inode on a lazytime expiration Christoph Hellwig
2020-03-25 15:21                 ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2020-03-25 15:47                   ` Darrick J. Wong
2020-03-11 23:54     ` [PATCH] " Dave Chinner

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=20200307020043.60118-1-tytso@mit.edu \
    --to=tytso@mit.edu \
    --cc=ebiggers@kernel.org \
    --cc=linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=linux-f2fs-devel@lists.sourceforge.net \
    --cc=linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

Linux-ext4 Archive on lore.kernel.org

Archives are clonable:
	git clone --mirror https://lore.kernel.org/linux-ext4/0 linux-ext4/git/0.git

	# If you have public-inbox 1.1+ installed, you may
	# initialize and index your mirror using the following commands:
	public-inbox-init -V2 linux-ext4 linux-ext4/ https://lore.kernel.org/linux-ext4 \
		linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org
	public-inbox-index linux-ext4

Example config snippet for mirrors

Newsgroup available over NNTP:
	nntp://nntp.lore.kernel.org/org.kernel.vger.linux-ext4


AGPL code for this site: git clone https://public-inbox.org/public-inbox.git