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: Stefan Priebe - Profihost AG
Date: Tue May 31 2016 - 04:03:56 EST

Am 31.05.2016 um 09:31 schrieb Dave Chinner:
> 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.

So is it OK to remove the WARN_ONCE in kernel code? So i don't get
alarms from our monitoring systems for the trace.


> Cheers,
> Dave.