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From: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
To: Andreas Gruenbacher <agruenba@redhat.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>,
	"Darrick J. Wong" <djwong@kernel.org>, Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	cluster-devel@redhat.com, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, ocfs2-devel@oss.oracle.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 5/7] iomap: Support restarting direct I/O requests after user copy failures
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 19:19:40 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210726171940.GM20621@quack2.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210723205840.299280-6-agruenba@redhat.com>

On Fri 23-07-21 22:58:38, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> In __iomap_dio_rw, when iomap_apply returns an -EFAULT error, complete the
> request synchronously and reset the iterator to the start position.  This
> allows callers to deal with the failure and retry the operation.
> 
> In gfs2, we need to disable page faults while we're holding glocks to prevent
> deadlocks.  This patch is the minimum solution I could find to make
> iomap_dio_rw work with page faults disabled.  It's still expensive because any
> I/O that was carried out before hitting -EFAULT needs to be retried.
> 
> A possible improvement would be to add an IOMAP_DIO_FAULT_RETRY or similar flag
> that would allow iomap_dio_rw to return a short result when hitting -EFAULT.
> Callers could then retry only the rest of the request after dealing with the
> page fault.
> 
> Asynchronous requests turn into synchronous requests up to the point of the
> page fault in any case, but they could be retried asynchronously after dealing
> with the page fault.  To make that work, the completion notification would have
> to include the bytes read or written before the page fault(s) as well, and we'd
> need an additional iomap_dio_rw argument for that.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Andreas Gruenbacher <agruenba@redhat.com>
> ---
>  fs/iomap/direct-io.c | 9 +++++++++
>  1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/iomap/direct-io.c b/fs/iomap/direct-io.c
> index cc0b4bc8861b..b0a494211bb4 100644
> --- a/fs/iomap/direct-io.c
> +++ b/fs/iomap/direct-io.c
> @@ -561,6 +561,15 @@ __iomap_dio_rw(struct kiocb *iocb, struct iov_iter *iter,
>  		ret = iomap_apply(inode, pos, count, iomap_flags, ops, dio,
>  				iomap_dio_actor);
>  		if (ret <= 0) {
> +			if (ret == -EFAULT) {
> +				/*
> +				 * To allow retrying the request, fail
> +				 * synchronously and reset the iterator.
> +				 */
> +				wait_for_completion = true;
> +				iov_iter_revert(dio->submit.iter, dio->size);
> +			}
> +

Hum, OK, but this means that if userspace submits large enough write, GFS2
will livelock trying to complete it? While other filesystems can just
submit multiple smaller bios constructed in iomap_apply() (paging in
different parts of the buffer) and thus complete the write?

								Honza

>  			/* magic error code to fall back to buffered I/O */
>  			if (ret == -ENOTBLK) {
>  				wait_for_completion = true;
> -- 
> 2.26.3
> 
-- 
Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>
SUSE Labs, CR

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-26 17:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-23 20:58 [PATCH v3 0/7] gfs2: Fix mmap + page fault deadlocks Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-07-23 20:58 ` [PATCH v3 1/7] iov_iter: Introduce fault_in_iov_iter helper Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-07-23 23:40   ` Linus Torvalds
2021-07-24  7:51     ` Andreas Grünbacher
2021-07-24  1:52   ` Al Viro
2021-07-24  8:05     ` Andreas Grünbacher
2021-07-26 16:33   ` Jan Kara
2021-07-26 17:15     ` Linus Torvalds
2021-07-23 20:58 ` [PATCH v3 2/7] gfs2: Add wrapper for iomap_file_buffered_write Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-07-23 20:58 ` [PATCH v3 3/7] gfs2: Fix mmap + page fault deadlocks for buffered I/O Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-07-23 20:58 ` [PATCH v3 4/7] iomap: Fix iomap_dio_rw return value for user copies Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-07-23 20:58 ` [PATCH v3 5/7] iomap: Support restarting direct I/O requests after user copy failures Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-07-26 17:19   ` Jan Kara [this message]
     [not found]     ` <CAHpGcMLtQ1=WOT1mTUS4=iWBwHLQ-EBzY=+XuSGJfu4gVPYTLw@mail.gmail.com>
2021-07-26 18:08       ` Jan Kara
2021-07-23 20:58 ` [PATCH v3 6/7] iov_iter: Introduce noio flag to disable page faults Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-07-23 20:58 ` [PATCH v3 7/7] gfs2: Fix mmap + page fault deadlocks for direct I/O Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-07-26 17:02   ` Jan Kara
     [not found]     ` <CAHpGcMLOZhZ7tGrY7rcYWUwx12sY884T=eC-Ckna63PBmF=zwA@mail.gmail.com>
2021-07-26 18:00       ` Jan Kara

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