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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>,
	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Memory Management <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	Linux Filesystems <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [patch 2/3] fs: buffer don't PageUptodate without page locked
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 00:21:40 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070206002140.4030a11f.akpm@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070206054947.21042.32493.sendpatchset@linux.site>

On Tue,  6 Feb 2007 09:02:23 +0100 (CET) Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de> wrote:

> __block_write_full_page is calling SetPageUptodate without the page locked.
> This is unusual, but not incorrect, as PG_writeback is still set.
> 
> However with the previous patch, this is now a problem: so don't bother
> setting the page uptodate in this case (it is weird that the write path
> does such a thing anyway). Instead just leave it to the read side to bring
> the page uptodate when it notices that all buffers are uptodate.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
> 
> Index: linux-2.6/fs/buffer.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.orig/fs/buffer.c
> +++ linux-2.6/fs/buffer.c
> @@ -1679,6 +1679,7 @@ static int __block_write_full_page(struc
>  	 */
>  	BUG_ON(PageWriteback(page));
>  	set_page_writeback(page);
> +	unlock_page(page);
>  
>  	do {
>  		struct buffer_head *next = bh->b_this_page;
> @@ -1688,7 +1689,6 @@ static int __block_write_full_page(struc
>  		}
>  		bh = next;
>  	} while (bh != head);
> -	unlock_page(page);
>  
>  	err = 0;
>  done:

Why this change?  Without looking at it too hard, it seems that if
submit_bh() completes synchronously, this thread can end up playing with
the buffers on a non-locked, non-PageWriteback page.  Someone else could
whip the buffers away and oops?


  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-06  8:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-06  8:02 [patch 0/3] 2.6.20 fix for PageUptodate memorder problem Nick Piggin
2007-02-06  8:02 ` [patch 1/3] mm: fix PageUptodate memorder Nick Piggin
2007-02-06  8:25   ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-06  8:51     ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-06  8:02 ` [patch 2/3] fs: buffer don't PageUptodate without page locked Nick Piggin
2007-02-06  8:21   ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2007-02-06  8:31     ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-06  8:02 ` [patch 3/3] mm: make read_cache_page synchronous Nick Piggin
2007-02-06  8:28   ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-06  8:56     ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-06  8:58     ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-06 22:58 ` [patch 0/3] 2.6.20 fix for PageUptodate memorder problem David Chinner
2007-02-07  3:13   ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-08 13:26 [patch 0/3] 2.6.20 fix for PageUptodate memorder problem (try 2) Nick Piggin
2007-02-08 13:27 ` [patch 2/3] fs: buffer don't PageUptodate without page locked Nick Piggin
2007-02-10  2:31 [patch 0/3] 2.6.20 fix for PageUptodate memorder problem (try 3) Nick Piggin
2007-02-10  2:31 ` [patch 2/3] fs: buffer don't PageUptodate without page locked Nick Piggin
2007-02-15  7:31 [patch 0/3] 2.6.20 fix for PageUptodate memorder problem (try 4) Nick Piggin
2007-02-15  7:31 ` [patch 2/3] fs: buffer don't PageUptodate without page locked Nick Piggin

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