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From: David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net 0/6] rxrpc, afs: Interruptibility fixes
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 20:28:55 -0700 (PDT)	[thread overview]
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From: David Howells <>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:53:29 +0000

> Here are a number of fixes for AF_RXRPC and AFS that make AFS system calls
> less interruptible and so less likely to leave the filesystem in an
> uncertain state.  There's also a miscellaneous patch to make tracing
> consistent.
>  (1) Firstly, abstract out the Tx space calculation in sendmsg.  Much the
>      same code is replicated in a number of places that subsequent patches
>      are going to alter, including adding another copy.
>  (2) Fix Tx interruptibility by allowing a kernel service, such as AFS, to
>      request that a call be interruptible only when waiting for a call slot
>      to become available (ie. the call has not taken place yet) or that a
>      call be not interruptible at all (e.g. when we want to do writeback
>      and don't want a signal interrupting a VM-induced writeback).
>  (3) Increase the minimum delay on MSG_WAITALL for userspace sendmsg() when
>      waiting for Tx buffer space as a 2*RTT delay is really small over 10G
>      ethernet and a 1 jiffy timeout might be essentially 0 if at the end of
>      the jiffy period.
>  (4) Fix some tracing output in AFS to make it consistent with rxrpc.
>  (5) Make sure aborted asynchronous AFS operations are tidied up properly
>      so we don't end up with stuck rxrpc calls.
>  (6) Make AFS client calls uninterruptible in the Rx phase.  If we don't
>      wait for the reply to be fully gathered, we can't update the local VFS
>      state and we end up in an indeterminate state with respect to the
>      server.
> The patches are tagged here:
> 	git://
> 	rxrpc-fixes-20200319

Pulled, thanks David.

      parent reply	other threads:[~2020-03-20  3:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-19 11:53 David Howells
2020-03-19 11:53 ` [PATCH net 1/6] rxrpc: Abstract out the calculation of whether there's Tx space David Howells
2020-03-19 11:53 ` [PATCH net 2/6] rxrpc: Fix call interruptibility handling David Howells
2020-03-19 11:53 ` [PATCH net 3/6] rxrpc: Fix sendmsg(MSG_WAITALL) handling David Howells
2020-03-19 11:53 ` [PATCH net 4/6] afs: Fix some tracing details David Howells
2020-03-19 11:54 ` [PATCH net 5/6] afs: Fix handling of an abort from a service handler David Howells
2020-03-19 11:54 ` [PATCH net 6/6] afs: Fix client call Rx-phase signal handling David Howells
2020-03-20  3:28 ` David Miller [this message]

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