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Date:   Wed, 5 Feb 2020 17:13:44 +0800
From:   Murphy Zhou <>
Subject: ext4 dio RWF_NOWAIT change


Kernel commit 378f32bab3714f04c4e0c3aee4129f6703805550
Author: Matthew Bobrowski <>
Date:   Tue Nov 5 23:02:39 2019 +1100

    ext4: introduce direct I/O write using iomap infrastructure

Changed the logic of dio+RWF_NOWAIT


-       if (!inode_trylock(inode)) {
-               if (iocb->ki_flags & IOCB_NOWAIT)
-                       return -EAGAIN;
-               inode_lock(inode);
-       }


+       if (iocb->ki_flags & IOCB_NOWAIT) {
+               if (!inode_trylock(inode))
+                       return -EAGAIN;
+       } else {
+               inode_lock(inode);
+       }

fstests generic/471 expecet EAGAIN on this situation, so it started to
fail since than.

The current logic is similar with other filesystems, but only ext4 fails
on geneirc/471.

Any thoughts how to fix this?


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