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Date:   Wed, 27 Feb 2019 20:42:59 +0800
From:   Chao Yu <yuchao0@...wei.com>
To:     Gao Xiang <gaoxiang25@...wei.com>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        <devel@...verdev.osuosl.org>
CC:     LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        <linux-erofs@...ts.ozlabs.org>, "Chao Yu" <chao@...nel.org>,
        Miao Xie <miaoxie@...wei.com>, <weidu.du@...wei.com>,
        Fang Wei <fangwei1@...wei.com>, <stable@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] staging: erofs: fix mis-acted TAIL merging behavior

On 2019/2/27 13:33, Gao Xiang wrote:
> EROFS has an optimized path called TAIL merging, which is designed
> to merge multiple reads and the corresponding decompressions into
> one if these requests read continuous pages almost at the same time.
> 
> In general, it behaves as follows:
>  ________________________________________________________________
>   ... |  TAIL  .  HEAD  |  PAGE  |  PAGE  |  TAIL    . HEAD | ...
>  _____|_combined page A_|________|________|_combined page B_|____
>         1  ]  ->  [  2                          ]  ->  [ 3
> If the above three reads are requested in the order 1-2-3, it will
> generate a large work chain rather than 3 individual work chains
> to reduce scheduling overhead and boost up sequential read.
> 
> However, if Read 2 is processed slightly earlier than Read 1,
> currently it still generates 2 individual work chains (chain 1, 2)
> but it does in-place decompression for combined page A, moreover,
> if chain 2 decompresses ahead of chain 1, it will be a race and
> lead to corrupted decompressed page. This patch fixes it.
> 
> Fixes: 3883a79abd02 ("staging: erofs: introduce VLE decompression support")
> Cc: <stable@...r.kernel.org> # 4.19+
> Signed-off-by: Gao Xiang <gaoxiang25@...wei.com>

Reviewed-by: Chao Yu <yuchao0@...wei.com>

Thanks,

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