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Date:	Fri, 29 Aug 2008 13:55:00 +0530
From:	"Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	Mingming Cao <cmm@...ibm.com>
Cc:	tytso@....edu, sandeen@...hat.com, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH -V3 09/11] ext4: Fix ext4 nomballoc allocator for ENOSPC

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 10:06:14PM -0700, Mingming Cao wrote:
> 
> 在 2008-08-29五的 09:14 +0530,Aneesh Kumar K.V写道:
> > On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 02:57:49PM -0700, Mingming Cao wrote:
> > > 
> > > From: Mingming Cao <cmm@...ibm.com>
> > > 
> > > ext4: Fix ext4 nomballoc allocator for ENOSPC
> > >     
> > > We run into ENOSPC error on nonmballoc ext4, even when there is free blocks
> > > on the filesystem.
> > > 
> > > The problem is triggered in the case the goal block group has 0 free blocks
> > > , and the rest block groups are skipped due to the check of "free_blocks 
> > > < windowsz/2".
> > 
> > The goal block group had free blocks < windowsz .
> > 
> Hmm, if the goal block group had free blocks, why allocation failed
> (reservation is turned off by setting my_rsv as NULL)? I wonder if there
> is other threads trying to allocating in the same goal block group at
> the same time, steal the last free blocks?
> 

We are trying block allocation with a grp_target_blk there and even if
reservation is turned off it can return ENOSPC.

-aneesh

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