Re: [PATCH] dax: fix deadlock in __dax_fault

From: Ross Zwisler
Date: Fri Sep 25 2015 - 14:23:42 EST

On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 12:53:57PM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> We've already got block allocation serialisation at the filesystem
> level, and the issue is the unserialised block zeroing being done by
> the dax code. That can be fixed by moving the zeroing into the
> filesystem code when it runs "complete_unwritten" and checks whether
> the mapping has already been marked as written or not...
> I've recently pointed out in a different thread that this is the
> solution to whatever that problem was (can't recall which
> thread/problem is was now :/ ) and it the same solution here. We
> already have the serialisation we need, we just need to move the
> block zeroing operation into the appropriate places to make it work
> correctly.

I think perhaps this is the thread that you're remembering:
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