[PATCH 4.9 21/66] xfs: prevent quotacheck from overloading inode lru

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue Jan 31 2017 - 00:39:47 EST

4.9-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Brian Foster <bfoster@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit e0d76fa4475ef2cf4b52d18588b8ce95153d021b upstream.

Quotacheck runs at mount time in situations where quota accounting must
be recalculated. In doing so, it uses bulkstat to visit every inode in
the filesystem. Historically, every inode processed during quotacheck
was released and immediately tagged for reclaim because quotacheck runs
before the superblock is marked active by the VFS. In other words,
the final iput() lead to an immediate ->destroy_inode() call, which
allowed the XFS background reclaim worker to start reclaiming inodes.

Commit 17c12bcd3 ("xfs: when replaying bmap operations, don't let
unlinked inodes get reaped") marks the XFS superblock active sooner as
part of the mount process to support caching inodes processed during log
recovery. This occurs before quotacheck and thus means all inodes
processed by quotacheck are inserted to the LRU on release. The
s_umount lock is held until the mount has completed and thus prevents
the shrinkers from operating on the sb. This means that quotacheck can
excessively populate the inode LRU and lead to OOM conditions on systems
without sufficient RAM.

Update the quotacheck bulkstat handler to set XFS_IGET_DONTCACHE on
inodes processed by quotacheck. This causes ->drop_inode() to return 1
and in turn causes iput_final() to evict the inode. This preserves the
original quotacheck behavior and prevents it from overloading the LRU
and running out of memory.

Reported-by: Martin Svec <martin.svec@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Brian Foster <bfoster@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

fs/xfs/xfs_qm.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_qm.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_qm.c
@@ -1177,7 +1177,8 @@ xfs_qm_dqusage_adjust(
* the case in all other instances. It's OK that we do this because
* quotacheck is done only at mount time.
- error = xfs_iget(mp, NULL, ino, 0, XFS_ILOCK_EXCL, &ip);
+ error = xfs_iget(mp, NULL, ino, XFS_IGET_DONTCACHE, XFS_ILOCK_EXCL,
+ &ip);
if (error) {
return error;