Re: bcache: oops when writing to writeback_percent without a cache device
From: BjÃrn Forsman
Date: Tue Jun 04 2019 - 13:28:21 EST
On Tue, 4 Jun 2019 at 17:41, Coly Li <colyli@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2019/6/4 10:59 äå, Coly Li wrote:
> > On 2019/6/4 7:00 äå, BjÃrn Forsman wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> I get a kernel oops from bcache when writing to
> >> /sys/block/bcache0/bcache/writeback_percent and there is no attached
> >> cache device. See the oops itself below my signature.
> >> This is on Linux 4.19.46. I looked in git and see many commits to
> >> bcache lately, but none seem to address this particular issue.
> >> Background: I'm writing to .../writeback_percent with
> >> systemd-tmpfiles. I'd rather not replace it with a script that figures
> >> out whether or not the kernel will oops if writing to the sysfs file
> >> -- the kernel should not oops in the first place.
> > Hi Bjorn,
> > Thank you for the reporting. I believe this is a case we missed in
> > testings. When a bcache device is not attached, it does not make sense
> > to update the writeback rate in period by the changing of writeback_percent.
> > I will post a patch for your testing soon.
> Hi Bjorn,
> Could you please to try this patch ? Hope it may help a bit.
Thanks for the quick patch! I tested it on linux 5.2-rc2 and it indeed
fixes the problem.
There is one typo in the patch/commit message: s/writebac/writeback/