On Sat, May 12, 2007 at 07:56:20AM -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> David Chinner wrote:
> > What I don't understand is that on unmount dirty xfs inodes get
> > written out. Clearly this is not happening - either there's a hole
> > in the writeback logic (unlikely - it was unchanged) or we've missed
> > some case where we need to update the filesize and mark the inode
> > dirty.
> > Hmmmm - if the write was just a short append to the file, then the
> > block that was written to should already be mapped. Then we'll just
> > look up the extent by doing a BMAPI_READ lookup, set the type to
> > IOMAP_READ and add the block to ioend we are building.
> Well, that result I mailed you showed that the difference was just over
> 16k, and that there was a 32 block difference in the final extent
> length. Does that fit with this theory?
Yes - because when we do specualtive allocation of 64k beyond EOF
by default on appends....
> > The type IOMAP_READ determines the I/O completion behaviour - in this case
> > it is xfs_end_bio_read(), which fails to update the file size....
> > Bingo.
> > A patch for you to try, Jeremy. I've just started a test run on it...
> Thanks, I'll give it a spin. Have you reproduced the bug yourself?
No, not yet. I haven't had chance because I'm travelling at the moment....
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