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Date:   Mon, 7 Jun 2021 17:45:47 +0200
From:   Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
To:     Zhang Yi <yi.zhang@...wei.com>
Cc:     linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, tytso@....edu,
        adilger.kernel@...ger.ca, jack@...e.cz, yukuai3@...wei.com
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v3 5/8] jbd2,ext4: add a shrinker to release
 checkpointed buffers

On Thu 27-05-21 21:56:38, Zhang Yi wrote:
> Current metadata buffer release logic in bdev_try_to_free_page() have
> a lot of use-after-free issues when umount filesystem concurrently, and
> it is difficult to fix directly because ext4 is the only user of
> s_op->bdev_try_to_free_page callback and we may have to add more special
> refcount or lock that is only used by ext4 into the common vfs layer,
> which is unacceptable.
> 
> One better solution is remove the bdev_try_to_free_page callback, but
> the real problem is we cannot easily release journal_head on the
> checkpointed buffer, so try_to_free_buffers() cannot release buffers and
> page under memory pressure, which is more likely to trigger
> out-of-memory. So we cannot remove the callback directly before we find
> another way to release journal_head.
> 
> This patch introduce a shrinker to free journal_head on the checkpointed
> transaction. After the journal_head got freed, try_to_free_buffers()
> could free buffer properly.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Zhang Yi <yi.zhang@...wei.com>
> Suggested-by: Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>

Looks good. Feel free to add:

Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>

								Honza
-- 
Jan Kara <jack@...e.com>
SUSE Labs, CR

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