Re: shrink_active_list/try_to_release_page bug? (was Re: xfs trace in 4.4.2 / also in 4.3.3 WARNING fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c:1232 xfs_vm_releasepage)

From: Dave Chinner
Date: Tue May 31 2016 - 03:31:41 EST

On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 08:11:42AM +0200, Stefan Priebe - Profihost AG wrote:
> > I'm half tempted at this point to mostly ignore this mm/ behavour
> > because we are moving down the path of removing buffer heads from
> > XFS. That will require us to do different things in ->releasepage
> > and so just skipping dirty pages in the XFS code is the best thing
> > to do....
> does this change anything i should test? Or is 4.6 still the way to go?

Doesn't matter now - the warning will still be there on 4.6. I think
you can simply ignore it as the XFS code appears to be handling the
dirty page that is being passed to it correctly. We'll work out what
needs to be done to get rid of the warning for this case, wether it
be a mm/ change or an XFS change.


Dave Chinner