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Date:   Wed, 4 Mar 2020 17:26:25 +0100
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
To:     Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
Cc:     He Zhe <zhe.he@...driver.com>, Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>, viro@...iv.linux.org.uk,
        bvanassche@....org, keith.busch@...el.com, tglx@...utronix.de,
        mwilck@...e.com, yuyufen@...wei.com, linux-block@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: disk revalidation updates and OOM

On Wed, Mar 04, 2020 at 02:37:38PM +0100, Jan Kara wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> On Mon 02-03-20 11:55:44, He Zhe wrote:
> > Since the following commit
> > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/axboe/linux-block.git/commit/?h=for-5.5/disk-revalidate&id=6917d0689993f46d97d40dd66c601d0fd5b1dbdd
> > until now(v5.6-rc4),
> > 
> > If we start udisksd service of systemd(v244), systemd-udevd will scan
> > /dev/hdc (the cdrom device created by default in qemu(v4.2.0)).
> > systemd-udevd will endlessly run and cause OOM.
> 
> Thanks for report! The commit you mention has this:
> 
> There is a small behavior change in that we now send the kevent change
> notice also if we were not invalidating but no partitions were found, which
> seems like the right thing to do.
> 
> And apparently this confuses systemd-udevd because it tries to open
> /dev/hdc in response to KOBJ_CHANGE event on that device and the open calls
> rescan_partitions() which generates another KOBJ_CHANGE event.  So I'm
> afraid we'll have to revert to the old behavior of not sending KOBJ_CHANGE
> event when there are no partitions found. Christoph?

Looks like it.  Let me figure out how to best do that.

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