On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 02:16:45PM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 01:16:53AM +0100, Nick Piggin wrote:
> > XFS: fix fsync errors not being propogated back to userspace.
> > ---
> > Index: linux-2.6/fs/xfs/xfs_vnodeops.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6.orig/fs/xfs/xfs_vnodeops.c
> > +++ linux-2.6/fs/xfs/xfs_vnodeops.c
> > @@ -715,7 +715,7 @@ xfs_fsync(
> > /* capture size updates in I/O completion before writing the inode. */
> > error = filemap_fdatawait(VFS_I(ip)->i_mapping);
> > if (error)
> > - return XFS_ERROR(error);
> > + return XFS_ERROR(-error);
> Yeah, that'd do it. Good catch. I can't believe I recently fixed a
> bug that touched these lines of code without noticing the inversion.
> Sometimes I wonder if we should just conver the entire of XFS to
> return negative errors - mistakes in handling negative error numbers
> in the core XFS code happen all the time.
Ok, I was right - these problems happen all the time. The above call
should really call xfs_flush_pages() to do the flush and wait. I
note that xfs_flush_pages() returns negative errors, and all the
callers expect positive errors. I bet the same occurs for
xfs_flushinval_pages() and xfs_tosspages() which are the wrappers
that core XFS code is supposed to be using for flushing and
invalidating file ranges....
I'll write up a patch that covers all of these.