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Date:   Fri, 19 Feb 2021 12:25:19 -0500
From:   Eric Whitney <enwlinux@...il.com>
To:     linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     tytso@....edu, Eric Whitney <enwlinux@...il.com>,
        kernel test robot <lkp@...el.com>,
        Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2] ext4: reset retry counter when ext4_alloc_file_blocks() makes progress

Change the retry policy in ext4_alloc_file_blocks() to allow for a full
retry cycle whenever a portion of an allocation request has been
fulfilled.  A large allocation request often results in multiple calls
to ext4_map_blocks(), each of which is potentially subject to a
temporary ENOSPC condition and retry cycle.  The current code only
allows for a single retry cycle.

This patch does not address a known bug or reported complaint.
However, it should make block allocation for fallocate and zero range
more robust.

In addition, simplify the conditional controlling the allocation while
loop, where testing len alone is sufficient.  Remove the assignment to
ret2 in the error path after the call to ext4_map_blocks() since its
value isn't subsequently used.

v2: Silence smatch warning by initializing ret.

For smatch warning:
Reported-by: kernel test robot <lkp@...el.com>
Reported-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>

Signed-off-by: Eric Whitney <enwlinux@...il.com>
---
 fs/ext4/extents.c | 16 ++++++++--------
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/extents.c b/fs/ext4/extents.c
index 3960b7ec3ab7..77c84d6f1af6 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/extents.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/extents.c
@@ -4382,8 +4382,7 @@ static int ext4_alloc_file_blocks(struct file *file, ext4_lblk_t offset,
 {
 	struct inode *inode = file_inode(file);
 	handle_t *handle;
-	int ret = 0;
-	int ret2 = 0, ret3 = 0;
+	int ret = 0, ret2 = 0, ret3 = 0;
 	int retries = 0;
 	int depth = 0;
 	struct ext4_map_blocks map;
@@ -4408,7 +4407,7 @@ static int ext4_alloc_file_blocks(struct file *file, ext4_lblk_t offset,
 	depth = ext_depth(inode);
 
 retry:
-	while (ret >= 0 && len) {
+	while (len) {
 		/*
 		 * Recalculate credits when extent tree depth changes.
 		 */
@@ -4430,9 +4429,13 @@ static int ext4_alloc_file_blocks(struct file *file, ext4_lblk_t offset,
 				   inode->i_ino, map.m_lblk,
 				   map.m_len, ret);
 			ext4_mark_inode_dirty(handle, inode);
-			ret2 = ext4_journal_stop(handle);
+			ext4_journal_stop(handle);
 			break;
 		}
+		/*
+		 * allow a full retry cycle for any remaining allocations
+		 */
+		retries = 0;
 		map.m_lblk += ret;
 		map.m_len = len = len - ret;
 		epos = (loff_t)map.m_lblk << inode->i_blkbits;
@@ -4450,11 +4453,8 @@ static int ext4_alloc_file_blocks(struct file *file, ext4_lblk_t offset,
 		if (unlikely(ret2))
 			break;
 	}
-	if (ret == -ENOSPC &&
-			ext4_should_retry_alloc(inode->i_sb, &retries)) {
-		ret = 0;
+	if (ret == -ENOSPC && ext4_should_retry_alloc(inode->i_sb, &retries))
 		goto retry;
-	}
 
 	return ret > 0 ? ret2 : ret;
 }
-- 
2.20.1

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