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[PATCH] Wait for all I/O on truncate to zero file size

To: xfs-dev <xfs-dev@xxxxxxx>, xfs-oss <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [PATCH] Wait for all I/O on truncate to zero file size
From: Lachlan McIlroy <lachlan@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:05:12 +1000
Reply-to: lachlan@xxxxxxx
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It's possible to have outstanding xfs_ioend_t's queued when the file
size is zero.  This can happen in the direct I/O path when a direct
I/O write fails due to ENOSPC.  In this case the xfs_ioend_t will still
be queued (ie xfs_end_io_direct() does not know that the I/O failed so
can't force the xfs_ioend_t to be flushed synchronously).

When we truncate a file on unlink we don't know to wait for these
xfs_ioend_ts and we can have a use-after-free situation if the inode
is reclaimed before the xfs_ioend_t is finally processed.

As was suggested by Dave Chinner lets wait for all I/Os to complete
when truncating the file size to zero.

--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_inode.c        2008-09-23 14:18:27.000000000 +1000
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_inode.c        2008-09-23 13:53:16.000000000 +1000
@@ -1449,7 +1449,7 @@ xfs_itruncate_start(
        mp = ip->i_mount;

        /* wait for the completion of any pending DIOs */
-       if (new_size < ip->i_size)
+       if (new_size == 0 || new_size < ip->i_size)


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