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From: Andrew Morton <>
To: Hugh Dickins <>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <>,,,,
Subject: Re: BUG_ON(!mapping_empty(&inode->i_data))
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 21:16:34 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LSU.2.11.2104021354150.1029@eggly.anvils>

On Fri, 2 Apr 2021 14:16:04 -0700 (PDT) Hugh Dickins <> wrote:

> On Fri, 2 Apr 2021, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> > 
> > There is a "Put holes back where they were" xas_store(&xas, NULL) on
> > the failure path, which I think we would expect to delete empty nodes.
> > But it only goes as far as nr_none.  Is it ok to xas_store(&xas, NULL)
> > where there was no non-NULL entry before?  I should try that, maybe
> > adjusting the !nr_none break will give a very simple fix.
> No, XArray did not like that:
> xas_update() XA_NODE_BUG_ON(node, !list_empty(&node->private_list)).
> But also it's the wrong thing for collapse_file() to do, from a file
> integrity point of view. So far as there is a non-NULL page in the list,
> or nr_none is non-zero, those subpages are frozen at the src end, and
> THP head locked and not Uptodate at the dst end. But go beyond nr_none,
> and a racing task could be adding new pages, which THP collapse failure
> has no right to delete behind its back.
> Not an issue for READ_ONLY_THP_FOR_FS, but important for shmem and future.
> > 
> > Or, if you remove the "static " from xas_trim(), maybe that provides
> > the xas_prune_range() you proposed, or the cleanup pass I proposed.
> > To be called on collapse_file() failure, or when eviction finds
> > !mapping_empty().
> Something like this I think.

I'm not sure this ever was resolved?

Is it the case that the series "Remove nrexceptional tracking v2" at
least exposed this bug?

IOW, what the heck should I do with


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Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-31  1:30 BUG_ON(!mapping_empty(&inode->i_data)) Hugh Dickins
2021-03-31  2:49 ` BUG_ON(!mapping_empty(&inode->i_data)) Matthew Wilcox
2021-03-31 21:58   ` BUG_ON(!mapping_empty(&inode->i_data)) Hugh Dickins
2021-04-01 17:06     ` BUG_ON(!mapping_empty(&inode->i_data)) Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-02  3:13       ` BUG_ON(!mapping_empty(&inode->i_data)) Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-02 13:27         ` BUG_ON(!mapping_empty(&inode->i_data)) Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-02 17:04           ` BUG_ON(!mapping_empty(&inode->i_data)) Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-02 20:24             ` BUG_ON(!mapping_empty(&inode->i_data)) Hugh Dickins
2021-04-02 21:16               ` BUG_ON(!mapping_empty(&inode->i_data)) Hugh Dickins
2021-04-30  4:16                 ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2021-04-30  5:41                   ` BUG_ON(!mapping_empty(&inode->i_data)) Hugh Dickins

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