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From: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>
To: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-unionfs@vger.kernel.org
Cc: jlayton@kernel.org, vgoyal@redhat.com, amir73il@gmail.com,
	sargun@sargun.me, miklos@szeredi.hu, willy@infradead.org,
	jack@suse.cz, neilb@suse.com, viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk,
	hch@lst.de
Subject: [PATCH 1/3] vfs: Do not ignore return code from s_op->sync_fs
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 14:50:53 -0500
Message-ID: <20201221195055.35295-2-vgoyal@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201221195055.35295-1-vgoyal@redhat.com>

Current implementation of __sync_filesystem() ignores the
return code from ->sync_fs(). I am not sure why that's the case.

Ignoring ->sync_fs() return code is problematic for overlayfs where
it can return error if sync_filesystem() on upper super block failed.
That error will simply be lost and sycnfs(overlay_fd), will get
success (despite the fact it failed).

Al Viro noticed that there are other filesystems which can sometimes
return error in ->sync_fs() and these errors will be ignored too.

fs/btrfs/super.c:2412:  .sync_fs        = btrfs_sync_fs,
fs/exfat/super.c:204:   .sync_fs        = exfat_sync_fs,
fs/ext4/super.c:1674:   .sync_fs        = ext4_sync_fs,
fs/f2fs/super.c:2480:   .sync_fs        = f2fs_sync_fs,
fs/gfs2/super.c:1600:   .sync_fs                = gfs2_sync_fs,
fs/hfsplus/super.c:368: .sync_fs        = hfsplus_sync_fs,
fs/nilfs2/super.c:689:  .sync_fs        = nilfs_sync_fs,
fs/ocfs2/super.c:139:   .sync_fs        = ocfs2_sync_fs,
fs/overlayfs/super.c:399:	.sync_fs        = ovl_sync_fs,
fs/ubifs/super.c:2052:  .sync_fs       = ubifs_sync_fs,

Hence, this patch tries to fix it and capture error returned
by ->sync_fs() and return to caller. I am specifically interested
in syncfs() path and return error to user.

I am assuming that we want to continue to call __sync_blockdev()
despite the fact that there have been errors reported from
->sync_fs(). So this patch continues to call __sync_blockdev()
even if ->sync_fs() returns an error.

Al noticed that there are few other callsites where ->sync_fs() error
code is being ignored.

sync_fs_one_sb(): For this it seems desirable to ignore the return code.

dquot_disable(): Jan Kara mentioned that ignoring return code here is fine
		 because we don't want to fail dquot_disable() just beacuse
		 caches might be incoherent.

dquot_quota_sync(): Jan thinks that it might make some sense to capture
		    return code here. But I am leaving it untouched for
		   now. When somebody needs it, they can easily fix it.

Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>
---
 fs/sync.c | 8 ++++++--
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/sync.c b/fs/sync.c
index 1373a610dc78..b5fb83a734cd 100644
--- a/fs/sync.c
+++ b/fs/sync.c
@@ -30,14 +30,18 @@
  */
 static int __sync_filesystem(struct super_block *sb, int wait)
 {
+	int ret, ret2;
+
 	if (wait)
 		sync_inodes_sb(sb);
 	else
 		writeback_inodes_sb(sb, WB_REASON_SYNC);
 
 	if (sb->s_op->sync_fs)
-		sb->s_op->sync_fs(sb, wait);
-	return __sync_blockdev(sb->s_bdev, wait);
+		ret = sb->s_op->sync_fs(sb, wait);
+	ret2 = __sync_blockdev(sb->s_bdev, wait);
+
+	return ret ? ret : ret2;
 }
 
 /*
-- 
2.25.4


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Thread overview: 46+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-21 19:50 [RFC PATCH 0/3][v3] vfs, overlayfs: Fix syncfs() to return correct errors Vivek Goyal
2020-12-21 19:50 ` Vivek Goyal [this message]
2020-12-22  1:23   ` [PATCH 1/3] vfs: Do not ignore return code from s_op->sync_fs NeilBrown
2020-12-22 15:17     ` Vivek Goyal
2020-12-21 19:50 ` [PATCH 2/3] vfs: Add a super block operation to check for writeback errors Vivek Goyal
2020-12-22 16:19   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-12-22 16:25     ` Vivek Goyal
2020-12-23 12:44       ` Jeff Layton
2020-12-23 12:48   ` Jeff Layton
2021-01-04 19:41     ` Vivek Goyal
2020-12-21 19:50 ` [PATCH 3/3] overlayfs: Report writeback errors on upper Vivek Goyal
2020-12-22 16:20   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-12-22 16:29     ` Vivek Goyal
2020-12-22 17:46       ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-12-22 17:55         ` Vivek Goyal
2020-12-23 12:53           ` Jeff Layton
2020-12-23 18:20   ` Sargun Dhillon
2020-12-23 18:50     ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-12-23 19:29       ` Sargun Dhillon
2020-12-23 20:07         ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-12-23 20:21           ` Sargun Dhillon
2020-12-23 20:44             ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-12-24  9:32               ` Amir Goldstein
2020-12-24 10:12                 ` Sargun Dhillon
2020-12-24 12:13                 ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-12-25  6:50                   ` Amir Goldstein
2020-12-28 13:25                     ` Jeff Layton
2020-12-28 15:51                       ` Amir Goldstein
2021-01-04 15:51                         ` Vivek Goyal
2020-12-28 15:56                       ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-12-28 17:26                         ` Jeff Layton
2020-12-28 19:25                           ` Sargun Dhillon
2020-12-28 19:37                           ` Amir Goldstein
2020-12-28 20:48                             ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-01-02 13:25                               ` Jeff Layton
2021-01-04 16:59                         ` Vivek Goyal
2021-01-04 15:14                 ` Vivek Goyal
2021-01-04 15:22                   ` Amir Goldstein
2021-01-04 15:40                     ` Vivek Goyal
2021-01-04 21:42                       ` Amir Goldstein
2021-01-04 22:44                         ` Vivek Goyal
2021-01-05  7:11                           ` Amir Goldstein
2021-01-05 16:26                             ` Vivek Goyal
2021-01-05 16:57                               ` Amir Goldstein
2020-12-23 19:00     ` Jeff Layton
2021-01-04 20:00     ` Vivek Goyal

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