[ 17/89] tmpfs: change final i_blocks BUG to WARNING
From: Ben Hutchings
Date: Mon Dec 03 2012 - 09:57:30 EST
3.2-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
From: Hugh Dickins <hughd@xxxxxxxxxx>
commit 0f3c42f522dc1ad7e27affc0a4aa8c790bce0a66 upstream.
Under a particular load on one machine, I have hit shmem_evict_inode()'s
BUG_ON(inode->i_blocks), enough times to narrow it down to a particular
race between swapout and eviction.
It comes from the "if (freed > 0)" asymmetry in shmem_recalc_inode(),
and the lack of coherent locking between mapping's nrpages and shmem's
swapped count. There's a window in shmem_writepage(), between lowering
nrpages in shmem_delete_from_page_cache() and then raising swapped
count, when the freed count appears to be +1 when it should be 0, and
then the asymmetry stops it from being corrected with -1 before hitting
One answer is coherent locking: using tree_lock throughout, without
info->lock; reasonable, but the raw_spin_lock in percpu_counter_add() on
used_blocks makes that messier than expected. Another answer may be a
further effort to eliminate the weird shmem_recalc_inode() altogether,
but previous attempts at that failed.
So far undecided, but for now change the BUG_ON to WARN_ON: in usual
circumstances it remains a useful consistency check.
Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
[bwh: Backported to 3.2: adjust context]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
mm/shmem.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
@@ -595,7 +595,7 @@ static void shmem_evict_inode(struct ino
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