Re: xfstests failures with xfs, dax and v4.4-rc3
From: Ross Zwisler
Date: Thu Dec 10 2015 - 11:55:14 EST
On Wed, Dec 02, 2015 at 02:39:32PM -0700, Ross Zwisler wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 03, 2015 at 07:45:02AM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 03, 2015 at 07:29:10AM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > > On Wed, Dec 02, 2015 at 11:34:38AM -0700, Ross Zwisler wrote:
> > > > I'm hitting a few more test failures in my testing setup with v4.4-rc3, xfs
> > > > and DAX. My test setup is a pair of 4GiB PMEM partitions in a KVM virtual
> > > > machine. Here are the failures:
> > >
> > > Which are caused by commit 1ca1915 ("xfs: Don't use unwritten extents
> > > for DAX") because of this code for unwritten extent conversion in
> > > get_blocks:
> > >
> > > tp->t_flags |= XFS_TRANS_RESERVE;
> > >
> > > It's a minor problem compared to all the other issues DAX has right
> > > now, so I ignored it to get the bigger problem solved first.
> > Patch to fix the problem below.
> > -Dave.
> > --
> > Dave Chinner
> > david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > xfs: Don't use reserved blocks for data blocks with DAX
> > From: Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Commit 1ca1915 ("xfs: Don't use unwritten extents for DAX") enabled
> > the DAX allocation call to dip into the reserve pool in case it was
> > converting unwritten extents rather than allocating blocks. This was
> > a direct copy of the unwritten extent conversion code, but had an
> > unintended side effect of allowing normal data block allocation to
> > use the reserve pool. Hence normal block allocation could deplete
> > the reserve pool and prevent unwritten extent conversion at ENOSPC,
> > hence violating fallocate guarantees on preallocated space.
> > Fix it by checking whether the incoming map from __xfs_get_blocks()
> > spans an unwritten extent and only use the reserve pool if the
> > allocation covers an unwritten extent.
> > Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Tested-by: Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I've verified that this fixes all three failing xfstests reported in this mail.
Are you planning on pushing this fix for v4.4?
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