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Re: why xfs_write() race with O_DIRECT only?

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Subject: Re: why xfs_write() race with O_DIRECT only?
From: Curtis Doty <Curtis@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 16:48:44 -0700 (PDT)
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Mar 27 Curtis Doty said:

I'm guessing this is the race fixed in 2.6.29.
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=25051158

But my app is running O_DIRECT and only calls pwrite(). Is there
something I'm missing that explains the aio stuff etc.?

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WARNING: at fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_lrw.c:724 xfs_write+0x364/0x694()
Modules linked in: dm_mod sg usbhid usbkbd usbmouse qla2xxx
firmware_class scsi_transport_fc bnx2 hpilo ipmi_si ipmi_msghandler
container shpchp pci_hotplug rng_core iTCO_wdt iTCO_vendor_support
thermal button processor rtc_cmos rtc_core rtc_lib ehci_hcd uhci_hcd usbcore
Pid: 5789, comm: myServer Not tainted 2.6.28.9 #1


No luck with 2.6.29. It's still occuring.

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WARNING: at fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_lrw.c:715 xfs_write+0x34b/0x67e()
Hardware name: ProLiant DL360 G5
Modules linked in: dm_mod sg usbhid usbkbd usbmouse qla2xxx firmware_class scsi_transport_fc ipmi_si ipmi_msghandler hpilo bnx2 container thermal button processor ehci_hcd rtc_cmos rng_core rtc_core shpchp rtc_lib iTCO_wdt pci_hotplug iTCO_vendor_support uhci_hcd usbcore
Pid: 5681, comm: diskServer Not tainted 2.6.29 #1
Call Trace:
 [<c0124fed>] warn_slowpath+0x74/0x8a
 [<c015d61f>] ? __pagevec_release+0x18/0x21
 [<c015d8b4>] ? invalidate_inode_pages2_range+0x1c4/0x20c
 [<c021ec00>] ? __xfs_get_blocks+0x179/0x239
 [<c021e152>] ? xfs_end_io_direct+0x0/0x66
 [<c01570ff>] ? generic_file_direct_write+0xfe/0x1dc
 [<c0217de3>] ? xfs_trans_unlocked_item+0x2a/0x41
 [<c0224ce6>] xfs_write+0x34b/0x67e
 [<c011e27d>] ? default_wake_function+0xb/0xd
 [<c0119a5c>] ? __wake_up_common+0x2f/0x5a
 [<c013de20>] ? wake_futex+0x22/0x2f
 [<c02219bd>] xfs_file_aio_write+0x5b/0x63
 [<c0175bde>] do_sync_write+0xab/0xe6
 [<c01344d2>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x33
 [<c0175b33>] ? do_sync_write+0x0/0xe6
 [<c017623b>] vfs_write+0x8c/0x108
 [<c01767f9>] sys_pwrite64+0x45/0x60
 [<c0102c41>] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x21
 [<c0390000>] ? mxcsr_feature_mask_init+0xe/0x47
---[ end trace f75be9e7e7f9aa47 ]---

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