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Date:	Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:32:02 +0400
From:	Maxim Patlasov <>
Subject: [PATCH] fuse: remove WARN_ON writeback on dead inode

FUSE has an architectural peculiarity: it cannot write to an inode, unless it
has an associated file open for write. Since the beginning (Apr 30 2008, commit
3be5a52b), FUSE BUG_ON (later WARN_ON) the case when it has to process
writeback, but all associated files are closed. The latest relevant commit is

>   Don't bug if there's no writable files found for page writeback.  If ever
>   this is triggered, a WARN_ON helps debugging it much better then a BUG_ON.
>   Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <>

But that situation can happen in quite a legal way: for example, let's mmap a
file, then issue O_DIRECT read to mmapped region and immediately close file
and munmap. O_DIRECT will pin some pages, execute IO to them and then mark
pages dirty. Here we are.

Signed-off-by: Maxim Patlasov <>
 fs/fuse/file.c |   14 +++-----------
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/fuse/file.c b/fs/fuse/file.c
index 6e16dad..3a47aa2 100644
--- a/fs/fuse/file.c
+++ b/fs/fuse/file.c
@@ -1624,8 +1624,8 @@ static void fuse_writepage_end(struct fuse_conn *fc, struct fuse_req *req)
 	fuse_writepage_free(fc, req);
-static struct fuse_file *__fuse_write_file_get(struct fuse_conn *fc,
-					       struct fuse_inode *fi)
+static struct fuse_file *fuse_write_file_get(struct fuse_conn *fc,
+					     struct fuse_inode *fi)
 	struct fuse_file *ff = NULL;
@@ -1640,14 +1640,6 @@ static struct fuse_file *__fuse_write_file_get(struct fuse_conn *fc,
 	return ff;
-static struct fuse_file *fuse_write_file_get(struct fuse_conn *fc,
-					     struct fuse_inode *fi)
-	struct fuse_file *ff = __fuse_write_file_get(fc, fi);
-	WARN_ON(!ff);
-	return ff;
 int fuse_write_inode(struct inode *inode, struct writeback_control *wbc)
 	struct fuse_conn *fc = get_fuse_conn(inode);
@@ -1655,7 +1647,7 @@ int fuse_write_inode(struct inode *inode, struct writeback_control *wbc)
 	struct fuse_file *ff;
 	int err;
-	ff = __fuse_write_file_get(fc, fi);
+	ff = fuse_write_file_get(fc, fi);
 	err = fuse_flush_times(inode, ff);
 	if (ff)
 		fuse_file_put(ff, 0);

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