Re: [RFC PATCH-tip v4 02/10] locking/rwsem: Stop active read lock ASAP

From: Dave Chinner
Date: Mon Oct 10 2016 - 02:08:14 EST

On Sun, Oct 09, 2016 at 08:17:48AM -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 07, 2016 at 08:47:51AM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > Except that it's DAX, and in 4.7-rc1 that used shared locking at the
> > XFS level and never took exclusive locks.
> >
> > *However*, the DAX IO path locking in XFS has changed in 4.9-rc1 to
> > match the buffered IO single writer POSIX semantics - the test is a
> > bad test based on the fact it exercised a path that is under heavy
> > development and so can't be used as a regression test across
> > multiple kernels.
> That being said - I wonder if we should allow the shared lock on DAX
> files IFF the user is specifying O_DIRECT in the open mode..

It should do - if it doesn't then we screwed up the IO path
selection logic in XFS and we'll need to fix it.


Dave Chinner
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