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Date:	Mon, 22 Jun 2009 22:26:26 +0530
From:	"Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	Curt Wohlgemuth <curtw@...gle.com>
Cc:	Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>,
	ext4 development <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: RFC PATCH: ext4 no journal corruption with locale-gen

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 09:42:25AM -0700, Curt Wohlgemuth wrote:
> Hi Ted:
> 
> I think the following patch is sufficient.  It explicitly sets the aops to
> ext4_writeback_aops if there is no delayed allocation and no journal.
> 
> I tested the locale-gen example with all combinations of
> 
>    data=writeback
>    data=ordered
>    data=journal
>    <no journal at all>
> 
> and
> 
>    delalloc
>    nodelalloc
> 
> and it works correctly now.  The paths for writeback seem fine to me for an
> inode w/o a journal.
> 
> 
>        Signed-off-by: Curt Wohlgemuth <curtw@...gle.com>
> ---
> --- 2.6.26/fs/ext4/inode.c.orig	2009-06-09 20:05:27.000000000 -0700
> +++ 2.6.26/fs/ext4/inode.c	2009-06-22 08:55:13.000000000 -0700
> @@ -3442,15 +3442,12 @@ static const struct address_space_operat
> 
>  void ext4_set_aops(struct inode *inode)
>  {
> -	if (ext4_should_order_data(inode) &&
> -		test_opt(inode->i_sb, DELALLOC))
> +	if (test_opt(inode->i_sb, DELALLOC))

This change is not related to the fix right ?

>  		inode->i_mapping->a_ops = &ext4_da_aops;
>  	else if (ext4_should_order_data(inode))
>  		inode->i_mapping->a_ops = &ext4_ordered_aops;
> -	else if (ext4_should_writeback_data(inode) &&
> -		 test_opt(inode->i_sb, DELALLOC))
> -		inode->i_mapping->a_ops = &ext4_da_aops;
> -	else if (ext4_should_writeback_data(inode))
> +	else if (ext4_should_writeback_data(inode) ||
> +	                         EXT4_JOURNAL(inode) == NULL)
>  		inode->i_mapping->a_ops = &ext4_writeback_aops;

Can you send a patch with this hunk alone. The previous one is not
related to the fix right ?


>  	else
>  		inode->i_mapping->a_ops = &ext4_journalled_aops;
> 
> 

-aneesh
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