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From: Jeff Layton <jlayton@kernel.org>
To: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
Cc: "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>,
	"Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@oracle.com>,
	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: Sun, 20 May 2018 09:18:50 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <e7ed8ce036a5148f9101f2498cbb593e67b72069.camel@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180520125843.GA25612@bombadil.infradead.org>

On Sun, 2018-05-20 at 05:58 -0700, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 07:45:31AM -0400, Jeff Layton wrote:
> > [PATCH] loop: clear wb_err in bd_inode when detaching backing file
> 
> Is this the right thing to do?  Putting the test-suite aside for the
> moment, if I have a loop device on a file and I hit a real error on the
> storage backing that file, I don't see why detaching the loop device
> from the file should clear the error.
> 
> I'm really tempted to say that we should fix the test-suite to consume
> the error; once it's been read by at least one reader, it won't go back
> to zero, but neither will it show up for new readers.

This is a bit of a grey area, for sure. FWIW, I looked at doing this in
invalidate_bdev, but backed off since I wasn't sure about the other
callers.

I still think it probably is the right thing to do. I'd think that
detaching the backing store is sort of an indicator that you really
don't care about it anymore (including any stored errors concerning it).

OTOH, my track record on predicting what applications care about is
pretty abysmal. I'll go with whatever the consensus is here...
-- 
Jeff Layton <jlayton@kernel.org>

  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-20 13:18 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
2018-05-20 11:45       ` Jeff Layton
2018-05-20 12:58         ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-20 13:18           ` Jeff Layton [this message]
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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