Re: [PATCH] blk-wbt: Avoid lock contention and thundering herd issue in wbt_wait

From: Holger HoffstÃtte
Date: Wed Aug 22 2018 - 09:03:05 EST

On 08/22/18 06:10, Jens Axboe wrote:
If you have time, please look at the 3 patches I posted earlier today.
Those are for mainline, so should be OK :-)

I'm just playing along at home but with those 3 I get repeatable
hangs & writeback not starting at all, but curiously *only* on my btrfs
device; for inexplicable reasons some other devices with ext4/xfs flush
properly. Yes, that surprised me too, but it's repeatable.
Now this may or may not have something to do with some of my in-testing
patches for btrfs itself, but if I remove those 3 wbt fixes, everything
is golden again. Not eager to repeat since it hangs sync & requires a
hard reboot.. :(
Just thought you'd like to know.