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Date:   Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:52:30 -0800
From:   Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@...el.com>
To:     Dave Chinner <david@...morbit.com>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@...cle.com>,
        Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>, Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>,
        linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH V4 01/13] fs/xfs: Remove unnecessary initialization of
 i_rwsem

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 12:26:25PM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 04:41:22PM -0800, ira.weiny@...el.com wrote:
> > From: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@...el.com>
> > 
> > xfs_reinit_inode() -> inode_init_always() already handles calling
> > init_rwsem(i_rwsem).  Doing so again is unneeded.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@...el.com>
> 
> Except that this inode has been destroyed and freed by the VFS, and
> we are now recycling it back into the VFS before we actually
> physically freed it.
> 
> Hence we have re-initialise the semaphore because the semaphore can
> contain internal state that is specific to it's new life cycle (e.g.
> the lockdep context) that will cause problems if we just assume that
> the inode is the same inode as it was before we recycled it back
> into the VFS caches.
> 
> So, yes, we actually do need to re-initialise the rwsem here.

I'm fine dropping the patch...

But I'm not following how the xfs_reinit_inode() on line 422 does not take care
of this?

fs/xfs/xfs_icache.c:

 422                 error = xfs_reinit_inode(mp, inode);
 423                 if (error) {
 424                         bool wake;
 425                         /*
 426                          * Re-initializing the inode failed, and we are in deep
 427                          * trouble.  Try to re-add it to the reclaim list.
 428                          */
 429                         rcu_read_lock();
 430                         spin_lock(&ip->i_flags_lock);
 431                         wake = !!__xfs_iflags_test(ip, XFS_INEW);
 432                         ip->i_flags &= ~(XFS_INEW | XFS_IRECLAIM);
 433                         if (wake)
 434                                 wake_up_bit(&ip->i_flags, __XFS_INEW_BIT);
 435                         ASSERT(ip->i_flags & XFS_IRECLAIMABLE);
 436                         trace_xfs_iget_reclaim_fail(ip);
 437                         goto out_error;
 438                 }
 439 
 440                 spin_lock(&pag->pag_ici_lock);
 441                 spin_lock(&ip->i_flags_lock);
 442 
 443                 /*
 444                  * Clear the per-lifetime state in the inode as we are now
 445                  * effectively a new inode and need to return to the initial
 446                  * state before reuse occurs.
 447                  */
 448                 ip->i_flags &= ~XFS_IRECLAIM_RESET_FLAGS;
 449                 ip->i_flags |= XFS_INEW;
 450                 xfs_inode_clear_reclaim_tag(pag, ip->i_ino);
 451                 inode->i_state = I_NEW;
 452                 ip->i_sick = 0;
 453                 ip->i_checked = 0;
 454 
 455                 ASSERT(!rwsem_is_locked(&inode->i_rwsem));
 456                 init_rwsem(&inode->i_rwsem);
 457 
 458                 spin_unlock(&ip->i_flags_lock);
 459                 spin_unlock(&pag->pag_ici_lock);

Does this need to be done under one of these locks?

Ira

> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Dave.
> -- 
> Dave Chinner
> david@...morbit.com

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