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From: Goldwyn Rodrigues <rgoldwyn@suse.de>
To: "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-block@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 2/2] Return bytes transferred for partial direct I/O
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2018 09:35:48 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <322f07ad-2dad-8725-00d0-126eef4853bf@suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180308005329.GB19297@magnolia>



On 03/07/2018 06:53 PM, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 12:59:48PM -0600, Goldwyn Rodrigues wrote:
>> From: Goldwyn Rodrigues <rgoldwyn@suse.com>
>>
>> In case direct I/O encounters an error midway, it returns the error.
>> Instead it should be returning the number of bytes transferred so far.
>>
>> Test case for filesystems (with ENOSPC):
>> 1. Create an almost full filesystem
>> 2. Create a file, say /mnt/lastfile, until the filesystem is full.
>> 3. Direct write() with count > sizeof /mnt/lastfile.
>>
>> Result: write() returns -ENOSPC. However, file content has data written
>> in step 3.
>>
>> Added a sysctl entry: dio_short_writes which is on by default. This is
>> to support applications which expect either and error or the bytes submitted
>> as a return value for the write calls.
>>
>> This fixes fstest generic/472.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Goldwyn Rodrigues <rgoldwyn@suse.com>
>> ---
>>  Documentation/sysctl/fs.txt | 14 ++++++++++++++
>>  fs/block_dev.c              |  2 +-
>>  fs/direct-io.c              |  7 +++++--
>>  fs/iomap.c                  | 23 ++++++++++++-----------
>>  include/linux/fs.h          |  1 +
>>  kernel/sysctl.c             |  9 +++++++++
>>  6 files changed, 42 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
>>
>> Changes since v1:
>>  - incorporated iomap and block devices
>>
>> Changes since v2:
>>  - realized that file size was not increasing when performing a (partial)
>>    direct I/O because end_io function was receiving the error instead of
>>    size. Fixed.
>>
>> Changes since v3:
>>  - [hch] initialize transferred with dio->size and use transferred instead
>>    of dio->size.
>>
>> Changes since v4:
>>  - Refreshed to v4.14
>>
>> Changes since v5:
>>  - Added /proc/sys/fs/dio_short_writes (default 1) to guard older applications
>>    which expect write(fd, buf, count) returns either count or error.
>>
>> Changes since v6:
>>  - Corrected documentation
>>  - Re-ordered patch
>>
>> diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/fs.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/fs.txt
>> index 6c00c1e2743f..21582f675985 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/sysctl/fs.txt
>> +++ b/Documentation/sysctl/fs.txt
>> @@ -22,6 +22,7 @@ Currently, these files are in /proc/sys/fs:
>>  - aio-max-nr
>>  - aio-nr
>>  - dentry-state
>> +- dio_short_writes
>>  - dquot-max
>>  - dquot-nr
>>  - file-max
>> @@ -76,6 +77,19 @@ dcache isn't pruned yet.
>>  
>>  ==============================================================
>>  
>> +dio_short_writes:
>> +
>> +In case Direct I/O encounters a transient error, it returns
>> +the error code, even if it has performed part of the write.
>> +This flag, if on (default), will return the number of bytes written
>> +so far, as the write(2) semantics are. However, some older applications
>> +still consider a direct write as an error if all of the I/O
>> +submitted is not complete. I.e. write(file, count, buf) != count.
>> +This option can be disabled on systems in order to support
>> +existing applications which do not expect short writes.
>> +
>> +==============================================================
>> +
>>  dquot-max & dquot-nr:
>>  
>>  The file dquot-max shows the maximum number of cached disk
>> diff --git a/fs/block_dev.c b/fs/block_dev.c
>> index 4a181fcb5175..49d94360bb51 100644
>> --- a/fs/block_dev.c
>> +++ b/fs/block_dev.c
>> @@ -409,7 +409,7 @@ __blkdev_direct_IO(struct kiocb *iocb, struct iov_iter *iter, int nr_pages)
>>  
>>  	if (!ret)
>>  		ret = blk_status_to_errno(dio->bio.bi_status);
>> -	if (likely(!ret))
>> +	if (likely(dio->size))
>>  		ret = dio->size;
>>  
>>  	bio_put(&dio->bio);
>> diff --git a/fs/direct-io.c b/fs/direct-io.c
>> index 3aafb3343a65..9bd15be64c25 100644
>> --- a/fs/direct-io.c
>> +++ b/fs/direct-io.c
>> @@ -151,6 +151,7 @@ struct dio {
>>  } ____cacheline_aligned_in_smp;
>>  
>>  static struct kmem_cache *dio_cache __read_mostly;
>> +unsigned int sysctl_dio_short_writes = 1;
>>  
>>  /*
>>   * How many pages are in the queue?
>> @@ -262,7 +263,7 @@ static ssize_t dio_complete(struct dio *dio, ssize_t ret, unsigned int flags)
>>  		ret = dio->page_errors;
>>  	if (ret == 0)
>>  		ret = dio->io_error;
>> -	if (ret == 0)
>> +	if (!sysctl_dio_short_writes && (ret == 0))
>>  		ret = transferred;
>>  
>>  	if (dio->end_io) {
>> @@ -310,7 +311,9 @@ static ssize_t dio_complete(struct dio *dio, ssize_t ret, unsigned int flags)
>>  	}
>>  
>>  	kmem_cache_free(dio_cache, dio);
>> -	return ret;
>> +	if (!sysctl_dio_short_writes)
>> +		return ret;
>> +	return transferred ? transferred : ret;
>>  }
>>  
>>  static void dio_aio_complete_work(struct work_struct *work)
>> diff --git a/fs/iomap.c b/fs/iomap.c
>> index 47d29ccffaef..a8d6908dc0de 100644
>> --- a/fs/iomap.c
>> +++ b/fs/iomap.c
>> @@ -716,23 +716,24 @@ static ssize_t iomap_dio_complete(struct iomap_dio *dio)
>>  	struct kiocb *iocb = dio->iocb;
>>  	struct inode *inode = file_inode(iocb->ki_filp);
>>  	loff_t offset = iocb->ki_pos;
>> -	ssize_t ret;
>> +	ssize_t err;
>> +	ssize_t transferred = dio->size;
> 
> I'm sorry to bring this up again, but there's something not quite right
> with this.  Every time iomap_dio_actor create a bio, it increments
> dio->size by bio->bi_iter.bi_size before calling submit_bio.  dio->size is
> the 'partial' size returned to the caller if there's an error, which
> means that if we write a single 2MB bio and it fails, we still get a
> partial result of 2MB, not zero.
> 
> Analysis of generic/250 bears this out:
> 
> total 40960
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root       19 Mar  7 15:59 .
> drwxr-xr-x 3 root root       22 Mar  7 15:59 ..
> -rw------- 1 root root 41943040 Mar  7 15:59 file2
> Filesystem type is: 58465342
> File size of /opt/test-250/file2 is 41943040 (10240 blocks of 4096
> ytes)
>  ext:     logical_offset:        physical_offset: length:   expected:
> lags:
>    0:        0..     511:         24..       535:    512:
>    1:      512..    2047:        536..      2071:   1536: unwritten
>    2:     2048..    2048:       2072..      2072:      1:
>    3:     2049..    6249:       2073..      6273:   4201: unwritten
>    4:     6250..   10239:       6416..     10405:   3990:       6274:
> last,unwritten,eof
> /opt/test-250/file2: 2 extents found
> 0000000  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00
>          \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0
> *
> 0032768  69  69  69  69  69  69  69  69  69  69  69  69  69  69  69  69
>           i   i   i   i   i   i   i   i   i   i   i   i   i   i   i   i
>          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Note that we wrote 0x69 to the disk prior to mkfs so that if any
> unwritten extents were incorrectly converted to real extents we'd detect
> it immediately.  This is evidence that we're exposing stale disk
> contents.
> 
> *
> 2097152  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00
>          \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0
> *
> 8388608  63  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00
>           c  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0
> 8388624  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00
>          \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0
> *
> 41943040
> 
> I think there's a more serious problem here too.  Let's say userspace
> asks for a 4MB dio write and the dio write itself splits into four 1MB
> write bios.  bio 0, 2, and 3 return quickly, but bio 1 fails slowly,
> which means we successfully wrote 0-1M and 2M-3M, but since we can't
> communicate a vector back to userspace the best we can do is return
> 1048576.

Yes, this is a known problem and the only solution I have been told is
to document it. But it the light of what you have expressed earlier, yes
this patch does not make sense. An error in the direct I/O means that
the data in the range may be inconsistent/garbage.

> 
> I think this is going to need better state tracking of exactly /what/
> succeeded before we can return partial writes to userspace.  This could
> be as simple as recording the iomap offset with each bio issued and
> reducing dio->size to min(dio->size, bio->iomap->offset) if
> bio->bi_status is set in iomap_dio_bio_end_io.
> 
What about the rest of the data? Should the user assume that the *rest*
of the data (count - ret) is inconsistent in case of a short write?

-- 
Goldwyn

  reply	other threads:[~2018-03-08 15:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-02-08 18:59 [PATCH v7 1/2] xfs: remove assert to check bytes returned Goldwyn Rodrigues
2018-02-08 18:59 ` [PATCH v7 2/2] Return bytes transferred for partial direct I/O Goldwyn Rodrigues
2018-03-08  0:53   ` Darrick J. Wong
2018-03-08 15:35     ` Goldwyn Rodrigues [this message]
2018-03-08 17:29       ` Darrick J. Wong
2018-05-20  1:29   ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2018-05-20 13:54     ` Goldwyn Rodrigues
2018-02-09  4:52 ` [PATCH v7 1/2] xfs: remove assert to check bytes returned Darrick J. Wong

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