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From: Yang Shi <email@example.com>
To: "HORIGUCHI NAOYA(堀口 直也)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm: hwpoison: deal with page cache THP
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 22:02:23 -0700 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHbLzkr35uVHCJB_cr_fZdz3_FXXGam7dsrAn15j5BPfmfX-_A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 8:57 PM HORIGUCHI NAOYA(堀口 直也)
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 03:03:57PM -0700, Yang Shi wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 1:03 PM Yang Shi <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 11:17 PM HORIGUCHI NAOYA(堀口 直也)
> > > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 03:13:22PM -0700, Yang Shi wrote:
> > > >
> > > > There was a discussion about another approach of keeping error pages in page
> > > > cache for filesystem without backend storage.
> > > > https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/alpine.LSU.email@example.com/
> > > > This approach seems to me less complicated, but one concern is that this
> > > > change affects user-visible behavior of memory errors. Keeping error pages
> > > > in page cache means that the errors are persistent until next system reboot,
> > > > so we might need to define the way to clear the errors to continue to use
> > > > the error file. Current implementation is just to send SIGBUS to the
> > > > mapping processes (at least once), then forget about the error, so there is
> > > > no such issue.
> > > >
> > > > Another thought of possible solution might be to send SIGBUS immediately when
> > > > a memory error happens on a shmem thp. We can find all the mapping processes
> > > > before splitting shmem thp, so send SIGBUS first, then split it and contain
> > > > the error page. This is not elegant (giving up any optional actions) but
> > > > anyway we can avoid the silent data lost.
> > >
> > > Thanks a lot. I apologize I didn't notice you already posted a similar
> > > patch before.
> > >
> > > Yes, I think I focused on the soft offline part too much and missed
> > > the uncorrected error part and I admit I did underestimate the
> > > problem.
> > >
> > > I think Hugh's suggestion makes sense if we treat tmpfs as a regular
> > > filesystem (just memory backed). AFAIK, some filesystem, e.g. btrfs,
> > > may do checksum after reading from storage block then return an error
> > > if checksum is not right since it may indicate hardware failure on
> > > disk. Then the syscalls or page fault return error or SIGBUS.
> > >
> > > So in shmem/tmpfs case, if hwpoisoned page is met, just return error
> > > (-EIO or whatever) for syscall or SIGBUS for page fault. It does align
> > > with the behavior of other filesystems. It is definitely applications'
> > > responsibility to check the return value of read/write syscalls.
> > BTW, IIUC the dirty regular page cache (storage backed) would be left
> > in the page cache too, the clean page cache would be truncated since
> > they can be just reread from storage, right?
> A dirty page cache is also removed on error (me_pagecache_dirty() falls
> through me_pagecache_clean(), then truncate_error_page() is called).
> The main purpose of this is to separate off the error page from exising
> data structures to minimize the risk of later accesses (maybe by race or bug).
> But we can change this behavior for specific file systems by updating
> error_remove_page() callbacks in address_space_operation.
Yeah, if fs's error_remove_page() is defined. It seems the filesystems
which have error_remove_page() defined just use generic_remove_page()
except hugetlbfs. And the generic implementation just clears the dirty
flag and removes the page from page cache.
If error_remove_page() is not defined, the page would stay in page
cache since invalidate_inode_page() can't remove dirty page.
> Honestly, it seems to me that how dirty data is lost does not depend on
> file system, and I'm still not sure that this is really a right approach
> for the current issue.
IMHO the biggest problem is that applications may see
obsolete/inconsistent data silently, right? Actually keeping the
corrupted page in page cache should be able to notify applications
that they are accessing inconsistent data.
> Naoya Horiguchi
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-08-27 5:02 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2021-08-24 22:13 Yang Shi
2021-08-26 6:17 ` HORIGUCHI NAOYA(堀口 直也)
2021-08-26 20:03 ` Yang Shi
2021-08-26 22:03 ` Yang Shi
2021-08-27 3:57 ` HORIGUCHI NAOYA(堀口 直也)
2021-08-27 5:02 ` Yang Shi [this message]
2021-08-30 23:44 ` Yang Shi
2021-09-02 3:07 ` HORIGUCHI NAOYA(堀口 直也)
2021-09-02 18:32 ` Yang Shi
2021-09-03 11:53 ` HORIGUCHI NAOYA(堀口 直也)
2021-09-03 18:01 ` Yang Shi
2021-09-04 0:03 ` Yang Shi
2021-09-07 21:34 ` Yang Shi
2021-09-08 2:50 ` ##freemail## " HORIGUCHI NAOYA(堀口 直也)
2021-09-08 3:14 ` Yang Shi
2021-09-08 4:25 ` HORIGUCHI NAOYA(堀口 直也)
2021-09-09 23:07 ` Yang Shi
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