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From: John Ogness <john.ogness@linutronix.de>
To: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Subject: Re: dcache: remove trylock loops (was Re: [BUG] lock_parent() breakage when used from shrink_dentry_list())
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 21:46:48 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87zi3bn1on.fsf@linutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180312191351.GN30522@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> (Al Viro's message of "Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:13:51 +0000")

On 2018-03-12, Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> wrote:
>> If someone else has grabbed a reference, it shouldn't be added to the
>> lru list. Only decremented.
>> 
>> if (entry->d_lockref.count == 1)
>
> Nah, better handle that in retain_dentry() itself.  See updated
> #work.dcache.
>
> +	if (unlikely(dentry->d_lockref.count != 1)) {
> +		dentry->d_lockref.count--;
> +	} else if (likely(!retain_dentry(dentry))) {
> +		__dentry_kill(dentry);
> +		return parent;
> +	}

Although the updated version is correct (and saves on lines of code), I
find putting the deref and lru_add code in the "true" case of
retain_dentry() to be pretty tricky. IMHO the code is easier to
understand if it looks like this:

	if (unlikely(dentry->d_lockref.count != 1)) {
		dentry->d_lockref.count--;
	} else if (likely(!retain_dentry(dentry))) {
		__dentry_kill(dentry);
		return parent;
	} else {
		dentry->d_lockref.count--;
		dentry_lru_add(dentry);
	}

This is what your version is doing, but that final else is hiding in the
retain_dentry() "true" case.

My suggestion is to revert 7479f57fecd2a4837b5c79ce1cf0dcf284db54be (and
then fixup dput() to deref before calling dentry_lru_add()).

> FWIW, there's another trylock loop on dentries - one in
> autofs get_next_positive_dentry().  Any plans re dealing
> with that one?

I will need to dig into it a bit deeper (I am unfamiliar with autofs),
but it looks like it is trying to do basically the same thing as the
ascend loop in d_walk().

> I'd spent the last couple of weeks (when not being too sick
> for any work) going through dcache.c and related code; hopefully
> this time I will get the documentation into postable shape ;-/

Thank you for all your help in getting these changes cleaned and
correctly implemented so quickly.

I've reviewed your latest trylock loop removal patches and found only 1
minor issue. I'll post that separately.

John Ogness

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-03-13 20:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 46+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-02-22 23:50 [PATCH v2 0/6] fs/dcache: avoid trylock loops John Ogness
2018-02-22 23:50 ` [PATCH v2 1/6] fs/dcache: Remove stale comment from dentry_kill() John Ogness
2018-02-22 23:50 ` [PATCH v2 2/6] fs/dcache: Move dentry_kill() below lock_parent() John Ogness
2018-02-22 23:50 ` [PATCH v2 3/6] fs/dcache: Avoid the try_lock loop in d_delete() John Ogness
2018-02-23  2:08   ` Al Viro
2018-02-22 23:50 ` [PATCH v2 4/6] fs/dcache: Avoid the try_lock loops in dentry_kill() John Ogness
2018-02-23  2:22   ` Al Viro
2018-02-23  3:12     ` Al Viro
2018-02-23  3:16       ` Al Viro
2018-02-23  5:46       ` Al Viro
2018-02-22 23:50 ` [PATCH v2 5/6] fs/dcache: Avoid a try_lock loop in shrink_dentry_list() John Ogness
2018-02-23  3:48   ` Al Viro
2018-02-22 23:50 ` [PATCH v2 6/6] fs/dcache: Avoid remaining " John Ogness
2018-02-23  3:58   ` Al Viro
2018-02-23  4:08     ` Al Viro
2018-02-23 13:57       ` John Ogness
2018-02-23 15:09         ` Al Viro
2018-02-23 17:42           ` Al Viro
2018-02-23 20:13             ` [BUG] lock_parent() breakage when used from shrink_dentry_list() (was Re: [PATCH v2 6/6] fs/dcache: Avoid remaining try_lock loop in shrink_dentry_list()) Al Viro
2018-02-23 21:35               ` Linus Torvalds
2018-02-24  0:22                 ` Al Viro
2018-02-25  7:40                   ` Al Viro
2018-02-27  5:16                     ` dcache: remove trylock loops (was Re: [BUG] lock_parent() breakage when used from shrink_dentry_list()) John Ogness
2018-03-12 19:13                       ` Al Viro
2018-03-12 20:05                         ` Al Viro
2018-03-12 20:33                           ` Al Viro
2018-03-13  1:12                           ` NeilBrown
2018-04-28  0:10                             ` Al Viro
2018-03-12 20:23                         ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-03-12 20:39                           ` Al Viro
2018-03-12 23:28                             ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-03-12 23:52                               ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-03-13  0:37                                 ` Al Viro
2018-03-13  0:50                                   ` Al Viro
2018-03-13  4:02                                     ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-03-14 23:20                                     ` [PATCH] fs: Teach path_connected to handle nfs filesystems with multiple roots Eric W. Biederman
2018-03-15 22:34                                       ` Al Viro
2018-03-13  0:36                               ` dcache: remove trylock loops (was Re: [BUG] lock_parent() breakage when used from shrink_dentry_list()) Al Viro
2018-03-12 22:14                         ` Thomas Gleixner
2018-03-13 20:46                         ` John Ogness [this message]
2018-03-13 21:05                           ` John Ogness
2018-03-13 23:59                             ` Al Viro
2018-03-14  2:58                               ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-03-14  8:18                               ` John Ogness
2018-03-02  9:04                     ` [BUG] lock_parent() breakage when used from shrink_dentry_list() (was Re: [PATCH v2 6/6] fs/dcache: Avoid remaining try_lock loop in shrink_dentry_list()) Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2018-02-23  0:59 ` [PATCH v2 0/6] fs/dcache: avoid trylock loops Linus Torvalds

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