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Revert "writeback: do not sync data dirtied after sync start"

This reverts commit c4a391b. Dave
Chinner <david@fromorbit.com> has reported the commit may cause some
inodes to be left out from sync(2). This is because we can call
redirty_tail() for some inode (which sets i_dirtied_when to current time)
after sync(2) has started or similarly requeue_inode() can set
i_dirtied_when to current time if writeback had to skip some pages. The
real problem is in the functions clobbering i_dirtied_when but fixing
that isn't trivial so revert is a safer choice for now.

CC: stable@vger.kernel.org # >= 3.13
Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
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commit 0dc83bd30b0bf5410c0933cfbbf8853248eff0a9 1 parent 1362f4e
@jankara jankara authored
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33 fs/fs-writeback.c
@@ -40,18 +40,13 @@
struct wb_writeback_work {
long nr_pages;
struct super_block *sb;
- /*
- * Write only inodes dirtied before this time. Don't forget to set
- * older_than_this_is_set when you set this.
- */
- unsigned long older_than_this;
+ unsigned long *older_than_this;
enum writeback_sync_modes sync_mode;
unsigned int tagged_writepages:1;
unsigned int for_kupdate:1;
unsigned int range_cyclic:1;
unsigned int for_background:1;
unsigned int for_sync:1; /* sync(2) WB_SYNC_ALL writeback */
- unsigned int older_than_this_is_set:1;
enum wb_reason reason; /* why was writeback initiated? */
struct list_head list; /* pending work list */
@@ -252,10 +247,10 @@ static int move_expired_inodes(struct list_head *delaying_queue,
int do_sb_sort = 0;
int moved = 0;
- WARN_ON_ONCE(!work->older_than_this_is_set);
while (!list_empty(delaying_queue)) {
inode = wb_inode(delaying_queue->prev);
- if (inode_dirtied_after(inode, work->older_than_this))
+ if (work->older_than_this &&
+ inode_dirtied_after(inode, *work->older_than_this))
break;
list_move(&inode->i_wb_list, &tmp);
moved++;
@@ -742,8 +737,6 @@ static long writeback_inodes_wb(struct bdi_writeback *wb, long nr_pages,
.sync_mode = WB_SYNC_NONE,
.range_cyclic = 1,
.reason = reason,
- .older_than_this = jiffies,
- .older_than_this_is_set = 1,
};
spin_lock(&wb->list_lock);
@@ -802,13 +795,12 @@ static long wb_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb,
{
unsigned long wb_start = jiffies;
long nr_pages = work->nr_pages;
+ unsigned long oldest_jif;
struct inode *inode;
long progress;
- if (!work->older_than_this_is_set) {
- work->older_than_this = jiffies;
- work->older_than_this_is_set = 1;
- }
+ oldest_jif = jiffies;
+ work->older_than_this = &oldest_jif;
spin_lock(&wb->list_lock);
for (;;) {
@@ -842,10 +834,10 @@ static long wb_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb,
* safe.
*/
if (work->for_kupdate) {
- work->older_than_this = jiffies -
+ oldest_jif = jiffies -
msecs_to_jiffies(dirty_expire_interval * 10);
} else if (work->for_background)
- work->older_than_this = jiffies;
+ oldest_jif = jiffies;
trace_writeback_start(wb->bdi, work);
if (list_empty(&wb->b_io))
@@ -1357,21 +1349,18 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(try_to_writeback_inodes_sb);
/**
* sync_inodes_sb - sync sb inode pages
- * @sb: the superblock
- * @older_than_this: timestamp
+ * @sb: the superblock
*
* This function writes and waits on any dirty inode belonging to this
- * superblock that has been dirtied before given timestamp.
+ * super_block.
*/
-void sync_inodes_sb(struct super_block *sb, unsigned long older_than_this)
+void sync_inodes_sb(struct super_block *sb)
{
DECLARE_COMPLETION_ONSTACK(done);
struct wb_writeback_work work = {
.sb = sb,
.sync_mode = WB_SYNC_ALL,
.nr_pages = LONG_MAX,
- .older_than_this = older_than_this,
- .older_than_this_is_set = 1,
.range_cyclic = 0,
.done = &done,
.reason = WB_REASON_SYNC,
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15 fs/sync.c
@@ -27,11 +27,10 @@
* wait == 1 case since in that case write_inode() functions do
* sync_dirty_buffer() and thus effectively write one block at a time.
*/
-static int __sync_filesystem(struct super_block *sb, int wait,
- unsigned long start)
+static int __sync_filesystem(struct super_block *sb, int wait)
{
if (wait)
- sync_inodes_sb(sb, start);
+ sync_inodes_sb(sb);
else
writeback_inodes_sb(sb, WB_REASON_SYNC);
@@ -48,7 +47,6 @@ static int __sync_filesystem(struct super_block *sb, int wait,
int sync_filesystem(struct super_block *sb)
{
int ret;
- unsigned long start = jiffies;
/*
* We need to be protected against the filesystem going from
@@ -62,17 +60,17 @@ int sync_filesystem(struct super_block *sb)
if (sb->s_flags & MS_RDONLY)
return 0;
- ret = __sync_filesystem(sb, 0, start);
+ ret = __sync_filesystem(sb, 0);
if (ret < 0)
return ret;
- return __sync_filesystem(sb, 1, start);
+ return __sync_filesystem(sb, 1);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(sync_filesystem);
static void sync_inodes_one_sb(struct super_block *sb, void *arg)
{
if (!(sb->s_flags & MS_RDONLY))
- sync_inodes_sb(sb, *((unsigned long *)arg));
+ sync_inodes_sb(sb);
}
static void sync_fs_one_sb(struct super_block *sb, void *arg)
@@ -104,10 +102,9 @@ static void fdatawait_one_bdev(struct block_device *bdev, void *arg)
SYSCALL_DEFINE0(sync)
{
int nowait = 0, wait = 1;
- unsigned long start = jiffies;
wakeup_flusher_threads(0, WB_REASON_SYNC);
- iterate_supers(sync_inodes_one_sb, &start);
+ iterate_supers(sync_inodes_one_sb, NULL);
iterate_supers(sync_fs_one_sb, &nowait);
iterate_supers(sync_fs_one_sb, &wait);
iterate_bdevs(fdatawrite_one_bdev, NULL);
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2  fs/xfs/xfs_super.c
@@ -913,7 +913,7 @@ xfs_flush_inodes(
struct super_block *sb = mp->m_super;
if (down_read_trylock(&sb->s_umount)) {
- sync_inodes_sb(sb, jiffies);
+ sync_inodes_sb(sb);
up_read(&sb->s_umount);
}
}
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2  include/linux/writeback.h
@@ -97,7 +97,7 @@ void writeback_inodes_sb_nr(struct super_block *, unsigned long nr,
int try_to_writeback_inodes_sb(struct super_block *, enum wb_reason reason);
int try_to_writeback_inodes_sb_nr(struct super_block *, unsigned long nr,
enum wb_reason reason);
-void sync_inodes_sb(struct super_block *sb, unsigned long older_than_this);
+void sync_inodes_sb(struct super_block *);
void wakeup_flusher_threads(long nr_pages, enum wb_reason reason);
void inode_wait_for_writeback(struct inode *inode);
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6 include/trace/events/writeback.h
@@ -287,11 +287,11 @@ TRACE_EVENT(writeback_queue_io,
__field(int, reason)
),
TP_fast_assign(
- unsigned long older_than_this = work->older_than_this;
+ unsigned long *older_than_this = work->older_than_this;
strncpy(__entry->name, dev_name(wb->bdi->dev), 32);
- __entry->older = older_than_this;
+ __entry->older = older_than_this ? *older_than_this : 0;
__entry->age = older_than_this ?
- (jiffies - older_than_this) * 1000 / HZ : -1;
+ (jiffies - *older_than_this) * 1000 / HZ : -1;
__entry->moved = moved;
__entry->reason = work->reason;
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