[PATCH 0/3] btrfs: ENOMEM bugfixes

From: Omar Sandoval
Date: Tue Feb 17 2015 - 05:51:29 EST


As it turns out, running with low memory is a really easy way to shake
out undesirable behavior in Btrfs. This can be especially bad when
considering that a memory limit is really easy to hit in a container
(e.g., by using cgroup memory.limit_in_bytes). Here's a simple script
that can hit several problems:


cgcreate -g memory:enomem
MEM=$((64 * 1024 * 1024))
echo $MEM > /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/enomem/memory.limit_in_bytes

cgexec -g memory:enomem ~/xfstests/ltp/fsstress -p128 -n999999999 -d /mnt/test &
trap "killall fsstress; exit 0" SIGINT SIGTERM

while true; do
cgexec -g memory:enomem python -c '
l = []
while True:

Ignoring for now the cases that drop the filesystem into read-only mode
with relatively little fuss, here are a few patches that fix some of the
low-hanging fruit. They apply to Linus' tree as of today.


Omar Sandoval (3):
btrfs: handle ENOMEM in btrfs_alloc_tree_block
btrfs: handle race on ENOMEM in alloc_extent_buffer
btrfs: check io_ctl_prepare_pages return in __btrfs_write_out_cache

fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c | 41 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
fs/btrfs/extent_io.c | 20 ++++++++++++++++----
fs/btrfs/free-space-cache.c | 10 ++++++----
3 files changed, 50 insertions(+), 21 deletions(-)


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