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Date:	Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:42:13 -0500
From:	Ted Ts'o <>
To:	Curt Wohlgemuth <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: Don't release page refs in ext4_end_bio()

On Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 08:19:59AM -0800, Curt Wohlgemuth wrote:
> We can clear PageWriteback on each page when the IO
> completes, but we can't release the references on the page
> until we convert any uninitialized extents.
> Without this patch, the use of the dioread_nolock mount
> option can break buffered writes, because extents may
> not be converted by the time a subsequent buffered read
> comes in; if the page is not in the page cache, a read
> will return zeros if the extent is still uninitialized.
> I tested this with a (temporary) patch that adds a call
> to msleep(1000) at the start of ext4_end_io_work(), to delay
> processing of each DIO-unwritten work queue item.  With this
> msleep(), a simple workload of
>   fallocate
>   write
>   fadvise
>   read
> will fail without this patch, succeeds with it.
> Signed-off-by: Curt Wohlgemuth <>

Thanks, applied.

					- Ted
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