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Date:	Sun, 13 Jan 2008 19:59:33 +0800
From:	Fengguang Wu <wfg@...l.ustc.edu.cn>
To:	Joerg Platte <jplatte@...sa.net>
Cc:	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	"linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org" <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: regression: 100% io-wait with 2.6.24-rcX

On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 10:49:31AM +0100, Joerg Platte wrote:
> register_jprobe(ext2_writepage) = 0
> register_jprobe(requeue_io) = 0
> register_kprobe(submit_bio) = 0
> requeue_io:
> inode 114019(sda7/.kde) count 2,2 size 0 pages 1
> 0	2	0	U____
> requeue_io:
> inode 114025(sda7/cache-ibm) count 2,1 size 0 pages 1
> 0	2	0	U____
> requeue_io:
> inode 114029(sda7/socket-ibm) count 2,3 size 0 pages 1
> 0	2	0	U____
> requeue_io:
> inode 114017(sda7/0266584877) count 3,6 size 0 pages 1
> 0	2	0	U____

It helps. Thank you, Joerg!

The .kde/cache-ibm/socket-ibm/0266584877 above are directories.
It's weird that dirs would have their own mappings in ext2. In
particular this bug is triggered because the dir mapping page has
PAGECACHE_TAG_DIRTY set and PG_dirty cleared, staying in an
inconsistent state.

Fengguang

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