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Date:   Wed, 25 Oct 2023 09:14:05 -0700
From:   Andres Freund <>
To:     Jens Axboe <>
Cc:     Dave Chinner <>, Theodore Ts'o <>,
        Thorsten Leemhuis <>,
        Shreeya Patel <>,,
        Ricardo CaƱuelo <>,,,,
        Linux regressions mailing list <>,
Subject: Re: task hung in ext4_fallocate #2


On 2023-10-25 09:36:01 -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On 10/25/23 9:31 AM, Andres Freund wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On 2023-10-24 18:34:05 -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> >> Yeah I'm going to do a revert of the io_uring side, which effectively
> >> disables it. Then a revised series can be done, and when done, we could
> >> bring it back.
> > 
> > I'm queueing a test to confirm that the revert actually fixes things.
> > Is there still benefit in testing your other patch in addition
> > upstream?
> Don't think there's much point to testing the quick hack, I believe it
> should work. So testing the most recent revert is useful, though I also
> fully expect that to work.

I'll leave it running for a few hours, just to be sure.

> And then we can test the re-enable once that is sent out, I did prepare a
> series. But timing is obviously unfortunate for that, as it'll miss 6.6 and
> now also 6.7 due to the report timing.

Yea, it's too bad. I'm somewhat lucky to have hit it at all, it was just due
to having procrastinated on talk preparation and having to test things on my
laptop instead of my workstation (where the same workload never triggered the
problem), while travelling.

> FWIW, I wrote a small test case which does seem to trigger it very fast,
> as expected:

Ah, nice.

It's too bad stuff like this can't be discovered by lockdep et al..


Andres Freund

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