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Date:   Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:46:03 +0200
From:   Andreas Gruenbacher <agruenba@...hat.com>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
Cc:     Andreas Gr├╝nbacher <andreas.gruenbacher@...il.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        linux-xfs <linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org>,
        Junxiao Bi <junxiao.bi@...cle.com>,
        William Kucharski <william.kucharski@...cle.com>,
        Joseph Qi <joseph.qi@...ux.alibaba.com>,
        John Hubbard <jhubbard@...dia.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-f2fs-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net,
        cluster-devel <cluster-devel@...hat.com>,
        Linux-MM <linux-mm@...ck.org>, ocfs2-devel@....oracle.com,
        linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-ext4 <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-erofs@...ts.ozlabs.org, Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        linux-btrfs@...r.kernel.org,
        Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@...hat.com>,
        Bob Peterson <rpeterso@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [Cluster-devel] [PATCH v11 16/25] fs: Convert mpage_readpages to mpage_readahead

On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 4:22 AM Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 02:57:14AM +0200, Andreas Gr├╝nbacher wrote:
> > Am Mi., 17. Juni 2020 um 02:33 Uhr schrieb Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>:
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 12:36:13AM +0200, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> > > > Am Mi., 15. Apr. 2020 um 23:39 Uhr schrieb Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>:
> > > > > From: "Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <willy@...radead.org>
> > > > >
> > > > > Implement the new readahead aop and convert all callers (block_dev,
> > > > > exfat, ext2, fat, gfs2, hpfs, isofs, jfs, nilfs2, ocfs2, omfs, qnx6,
> > > > > reiserfs & udf).  The callers are all trivial except for GFS2 & OCFS2.
> > > >
> > > > This patch leads to an ABBA deadlock in xfstest generic/095 on gfs2.
> > > >
> > > > Our lock hierarchy is such that the inode cluster lock ("inode glock")
> > > > for an inode needs to be taken before any page locks in that inode's
> > > > address space.
> > >
> > > How does that work for ...
> > >
> > > writepage:              yes, unlocks (see below)
> > > readpage:               yes, unlocks
> > > invalidatepage:         yes
> > > releasepage:            yes
> > > freepage:               yes
> > > isolate_page:           yes
> > > migratepage:            yes (both)
> > > putback_page:           yes
> > > launder_page:           yes
> > > is_partially_uptodate:  yes
> > > error_remove_page:      yes
> > >
> > > Is there a reason that you don't take the glock in the higher level
> > > ops which are called before readhead gets called?  I'm looking at XFS,
> > > and it takes the xfs_ilock SHARED in xfs_file_buffered_aio_read()
> > > (called from xfs_file_read_iter).
> >
> > Right, the approach from the following thread might fix this:
> >
> > https://lore.kernel.org/linux-fsdevel/20191122235324.17245-1-agruenba@redhat.com/T/#t
>
> In general, I think this is a sound approach.
>
> Specifically, I think FAULT_FLAG_CACHED can go away.  map_pages()
> will bring in the pages which are in the page cache, so when we get to
> gfs2_fault(), we know there's a reason to acquire the glock.

We'd still be grabbing a glock while holding a dependent page lock.
Another process could be holding the glock and could try to grab the
same page lock (i.e., a concurrent writer), leading to the same kind
of deadlock.

Andreas

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