Re: [LTP] [mm/page] ab19939a6a: ltp.msync04.fail
From: Miklos Szeredi
Date: Mon Sep 13 2021 - 11:01:01 EST
On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 10:19 AM Cyril Hrubis <chrubis@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > FYI, we noticed the following commit (built with gcc-9):
> > commit: ab19939a6a5010cba4e9cb04dd8bee03c72edcbd ("mm/page-writeback: Fix performance when BDI's share of ratio is 0.")
> > https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git master
> > in testcase: ltp
> > version: ltp-x86_64-14c1f76-1_20210907
> > with following parameters:
> > disk: 1HDD
> > fs: xfs
> > test: syscalls-03
> > ucode: 0xe2
> > test-description: The LTP testsuite contains a collection of tools for testing the Linux kernel and related features.
> > test-url: http://linux-test-project.github.io/
> The msync04 test formats a device with a diffrent filesystems, for each
> filesystem it maps a file, writes to the mapped page and the checks a
> dirty bit in /proc/kpageflags before and after msync() on that page.
> This seems to be broken after this patch for ntfs over FUSE and it looks
> like the page does not have a dirty bit set right after it has been
> written to.
> Also I guess that we should increase the number of the pages we dirty or
> attempt to retry since a single page may be flushed to the storage if we
> are unlucky and the process is preempted between the write and the
> initial check for the dirty bit.
Weird. Does this reproduce 100% of the time? If not, then I guess
it's a race and we can ignore this report (or improve the test to make
it less likely to trigger).