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From: Suparna Bhattacharya <suparna@in.ibm.com>
To: Jiri Kosina <jikos@jikos.cz>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Ananiev, Leonid I" <leonid.i.ananiev@intel.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-aio <linux-aio@kvack.org>,
	Zach Brown <zach.brown@oracle.com>,
	Chris Mason <chris.mason@oracle.com>,
	Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com>, Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] aio: fix kernel bug when page is  temporally busy
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 16:35:55 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070209110555.GA11232@in.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0702091137530.25686@twin.jikos.cz>

On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 11:40:27AM +0100, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Feb 2007, Andrew Morton wrote:
>  
> > > @@ -1204,7 +1204,7 @@ generic_file_aio_read(struct kiocb *iocb, const struct iovec *iov,
> > >  			do_generic_file_read(filp,ppos,&desc,file_read_actor);
> > >  			retval += desc.written;
> > >  			if (desc.error) {
> > > -				retval = retval ?: desc.error;
> > > +				retval = desc.error;
> > >  				break;
> > >  			}
> > Nope.  On error the read() syscall must return the number of bytes which
> > were successfully read.
>  
> You are right. 
>  
> In current mainline this even is not a problem, because noone seems to be 
> setting the error values to EIOCBRETRY. But it still stinks a bit, as 
> there are tests for EIOCBRETRY.

We'd want retries to act only on the remaining bytes which haven't been
transferred as yet, so even in the EIOCBRETRY case the right thing to do
is to return the number of bytes that were successfully read without
blocking. The high level AIO code (see aio_rw_vect_rety) has the ability
to handle this.

So this is still correct.

Is there a real bug that you are seeing here ?

Regards
Suparna

>  
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> Jiri Kosina
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Suparna Bhattacharya (suparna@in.ibm.com)
Linux Technology Center
IBM Software Lab, India


  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-09 11:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-09  4:29 Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-09  4:35 ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-09  5:41   ` Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-09  5:52     ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-12 22:52       ` Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-12 23:21       ` Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-09  7:16     ` Suparna Bhattacharya
2007-02-09  9:52       ` Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-09 10:11         ` Jiri Kosina
2007-02-10 18:05         ` Ken Chen
2007-02-10 18:17           ` Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-10 18:27           ` Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-10 21:57           ` Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-15  9:16           ` Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-15 18:25             ` Zach Brown
2007-02-15 19:11               ` Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-15 19:22                 ` Zach Brown
2007-02-15 21:06                   ` Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-15 23:32                   ` Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-16  0:01                     ` Zach Brown
2007-02-16 12:18                       ` Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-09  9:54 ` Jiri Kosina
2007-02-09 10:14   ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-09 10:40     ` Jiri Kosina
2007-02-09 11:05       ` Suparna Bhattacharya [this message]
2007-02-09 11:18         ` Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-09 17:02         ` Zach Brown
2007-02-10 19:36 Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-14 17:51 Ananiev, Leonid I
2007-02-15  3:30 ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-15  5:26   ` Ananiev, Leonid I

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