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From: "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
To: "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
Cc: Jeff Layton <jlayton@kernel.org>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, fstests@vger.kernel.org,
	xfs <linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fs: clear writeback errors in inode_init_always
Date: Sat, 19 May 2018 19:19:44 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180519231944.GB23448@thunk.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180519152700.GB4507@magnolia>

On Sat, May 19, 2018 at 08:27:00AM -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> From: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
> 
> In inode_init_always(), we clear the inode mapping flags, which clears
> any retained error (AS_EIO, AS_ENOSC) bits.  Unfortunately, we do not
> also clear wb_err, which means that old mapping errors can leak through
> to new inodes.
> 
> This is crucial for the XFS inode allocation path because we recycle old
> in-core inodes and we do not want error state from an old file to leak
> into the new file.  This bug was discovered by running generic/036 and
> generic/047 in a loop and noticing that the EIOs generated by the
> collision of direct and buffered writes in generic/036 would survive the
> remount between 036 and 047, and get reported to the fsyncs (on
> different files on a reformatted fs!) in generic/047.
> 
> Since we're changing the semantics of inode_init_always, we must also
> change xfs_reinit_inode to retain the writeback error state when we go
> to recover an inode that has been torn down in the vfs but not yet
> disposed of by XFS.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@oracle.com>

This may fix the generic/047 failure, but alas, it does not address
the shared/298 failure.

Jeff's theory that we may need to clear the errseq_t information after
detaching the loop device makes sense to me; and in the case of the
loop device, we wouldn't be initializing the inode, so your patch
wouldn't do anything about that particular case.

						- Ted

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-05-19 23:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-18 22:50 commit b4678df184b causing xfstests regressions Theodore Y. Ts'o
2018-05-19  2:17 ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-19 13:09 ` Jeff Layton
2018-05-19 15:25   ` Darrick J. Wong
2018-05-19 15:27   ` [PATCH] fs: clear writeback errors in inode_init_always Darrick J. Wong
2018-05-19 15:36     ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-21 17:54       ` Darrick J. Wong
2018-05-22 10:30         ` Jeff Layton
2018-05-22 22:09           ` Dave Chinner
2018-05-23 10:56             ` Jeff Layton
2018-05-24  3:59               ` Dave Chinner
2018-05-19 23:19     ` Theodore Y. Ts'o [this message]
2018-05-20 11:45       ` Jeff Layton
2018-05-20 12:58         ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-20 13:18           ` Jeff Layton
2018-05-20 16:29           ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2018-05-20 19:20             ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-20 19:41               ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2018-05-21 11:20                 ` Jeff Layton
2018-05-21 14:43                   ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2018-05-20 17:57         ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2018-05-22  4:06     ` [PATCH v2] " Darrick J. Wong
2018-05-22 10:14       ` Jeff Layton
2018-05-22 12:14       ` Brian Foster
2018-05-22 14:37         ` Darrick J. Wong
2018-05-22 16:43     ` [PATCH v3] " Darrick J. Wong
2018-05-22 18:40       ` Brian Foster
2018-05-22 18:47         ` Darrick J. Wong
2018-05-22 22:05       ` Dave Chinner
2018-05-23  3:00         ` Darrick J. Wong

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