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From: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
To: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>
Cc: Linux fsdevel mailing list <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>, Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	virtio-fs-list <virtio-fs@redhat.com>,
	Sergio Lopez <slp@redhat.com>, Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>,
	linux-nvdimm <linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org>,
	linux kernel mailing list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] dax: Fix missed wakeup in put_unlocked_entry()
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:07:40 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210419100740.GB8706@quack2.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210416212449.GB1379987@redhat.com>

On Fri 16-04-21 17:24:49, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 12:56:05PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 10:35 AM Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I am seeing missed wakeups which ultimately lead to a deadlock when I am
> > > using virtiofs with DAX enabled and running "make -j". I had to mount
> > > virtiofs as rootfs and also reduce to dax window size to 32M to reproduce
> > > the problem consistently.
> > >
> > > This is not a complete patch. I am just proposing this partial fix to
> > > highlight the issue and trying to figure out how it should be fixed.
> > > Should it be fixed in generic dax code or should filesystem (fuse/virtiofs)
> > > take care of this.
> > >
> > > So here is the problem. put_unlocked_entry() wakes up waiters only
> > > if entry is not null as well as !dax_is_conflict(entry). But if I
> > > call multiple instances of invalidate_inode_pages2() in parallel,
> > > then I can run into a situation where there are waiters on
> > > this index but nobody will wait these.
> > >
> > > invalidate_inode_pages2()
> > >   invalidate_inode_pages2_range()
> > >     invalidate_exceptional_entry2()
> > >       dax_invalidate_mapping_entry_sync()
> > >         __dax_invalidate_entry() {
> > >                 xas_lock_irq(&xas);
> > >                 entry = get_unlocked_entry(&xas, 0);
> > >                 ...
> > >                 ...
> > >                 dax_disassociate_entry(entry, mapping, trunc);
> > >                 xas_store(&xas, NULL);
> > >                 ...
> > >                 ...
> > >                 put_unlocked_entry(&xas, entry);
> > >                 xas_unlock_irq(&xas);
> > >         }
> > >
> > > Say a fault in in progress and it has locked entry at offset say "0x1c".
> > > Now say three instances of invalidate_inode_pages2() are in progress
> > > (A, B, C) and they all try to invalidate entry at offset "0x1c". Given
> > > dax entry is locked, all tree instances A, B, C will wait in wait queue.
> > >
> > > When dax fault finishes, say A is woken up. It will store NULL entry
> > > at index "0x1c" and wake up B. When B comes along it will find "entry=0"
> > > at page offset 0x1c and it will call put_unlocked_entry(&xas, 0). And
> > > this means put_unlocked_entry() will not wake up next waiter, given
> > > the current code. And that means C continues to wait and is not woken
> > > up.
> > >
> > > In my case I am seeing that dax page fault path itself is waiting
> > > on grab_mapping_entry() and also invalidate_inode_page2() is
> > > waiting in get_unlocked_entry() but entry has already been cleaned
> > > up and nobody woke up these processes. Atleast I think that's what
> > > is happening.
> > >
> > > This patch wakes up a process even if entry=0. And deadlock does not
> > > happen. I am running into some OOM issues, that will debug.
> > >
> > > So my question is that is it a dax issue and should it be fixed in
> > > dax layer. Or should it be handled in fuse to make sure that
> > > multiple instances of invalidate_inode_pages2() on same inode
> > > don't make progress in parallel and introduce enough locking
> > > around it.
> > >
> > > Right now fuse_finish_open() calls invalidate_inode_pages2() without
> > > any locking. That allows it to make progress in parallel to dax
> > > fault path as well as allows multiple instances of invalidate_inode_pages2()
> > > to run in parallel.
> > >
> > > Not-yet-signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>
> > > ---
> > >  fs/dax.c |    7 ++++---
> > >  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > Index: redhat-linux/fs/dax.c
> > > ===================================================================
> > > --- redhat-linux.orig/fs/dax.c  2021-04-16 12:50:40.141363317 -0400
> > > +++ redhat-linux/fs/dax.c       2021-04-16 12:51:42.385926390 -0400
> > > @@ -266,9 +266,10 @@ static void wait_entry_unlocked(struct x
> > >
> > >  static void put_unlocked_entry(struct xa_state *xas, void *entry)
> > >  {
> > > -       /* If we were the only waiter woken, wake the next one */
> > > -       if (entry && !dax_is_conflict(entry))
> > > -               dax_wake_entry(xas, entry, false);
> > > +       if (dax_is_conflict(entry))
> > > +               return;
> > > +
> > > +       dax_wake_entry(xas, entry, false);
> > 
> 
> Hi Dan,
> 
> > How does this work if entry is NULL? dax_entry_waitqueue() will not
> > know if it needs to adjust the index.
> 
> Wake waiters both at current index as well PMD adjusted index. It feels
> little ugly though.
> 
> > I think the fix might be to
> > specify that put_unlocked_entry() in the invalidate path needs to do a
> > wake_up_all().
> 
> Doing a wake_up_all() when we invalidate an entry, sounds good. I will give
> it a try.

Yeah, that's what I'd suggest as well. After invalidating entry, there's no
point to let other waiters sleep. Trying to optimize for thundering herd
problems in face of entry invalidation is really fragile as you noticed.

								Honza
-- 
Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>
SUSE Labs, CR
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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-16 17:35 Vivek Goyal
2021-04-16 19:56 ` Dan Williams
2021-04-16 21:24   ` Vivek Goyal
2021-04-19 10:07     ` Jan Kara [this message]

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