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Date:   Fri, 2 Jul 2021 03:27:59 -0700
From:   Josh Triplett <>
To:     Theodore Ts'o <>
Cc:     Wang Jianchao <>,
        Andreas Dilger <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH V2 1/7] ext4: remove the 'group' parameter of

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 03:49:52PM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> CC'ed Josh since he was testing this patchset.
> On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 09:13:42AM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> > 
> > The conflicts were relatively minor, but the obvious fix-ups resulted
> > in a large number of crashes caused by various stress tests, such as
> > generic/068 and generic/204.  I'm currently investigating to see what
> > I might have messed up when I tried applying these patches, as well as
> > running your patch set applied against 5.12 to make sure the problems
> > weren't introduced by the patch set itself.
> I applied this patch set on top of 5.12, where it applied w/o any
> patch conflicts, and I'm still seeing large number of crashes[1].  The
> crashes are in a wide variety of tests, and many of the stack traces
> involve the ext4_discard_work workqueue.

I applied this on top of a96bfed64c8986d6404e553f18203cae1f5ac7e6, which
required some fixups. I didn't try to run any kind of intensive
stress-tests, but I've run the deletion performance test I mentioned, as
well as various software compiles and other miscellaneous work. I
haven't run into any apparent issues.

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