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Re: NULL mp->m_log in 2.6.31 xfs_log_move_tail

To: Ed Cashin <ecashin@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: NULL mp->m_log in 2.6.31 xfs_log_move_tail
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 16:16:20 -0500
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <87ws1z8mbf.fsf@xxxxxxxxxx>
References: <87ws1z8mbf.fsf@xxxxxxxxxx>
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)
On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 03:39:32PM -0500, Ed Cashin wrote:
> A colleague has seen oopses in 2.6.31 when an XFS is mounted on an AoE
> target that becomes unresponsive and is marked as "down" by the aoe
> driver.  The aoe driver starts failing all new I/O requests after
> failing all current requests when the device is down.
> I looked at the trace (included below) and put in the following check:

Given that you seem to be able to reproduce it can you see if the patch
below helps:

Index: linux-2.6/fs/xfs/xfs_log.c
--- linux-2.6.orig/fs/xfs/xfs_log.c     2009-11-09 22:09:08.858026060 +0100
+++ linux-2.6/fs/xfs/xfs_log.c  2009-11-09 22:13:13.958255857 +0100
@@ -1602,6 +1602,8 @@ xlog_dealloc_log(xlog_t *log)
        xlog_in_core_t  *iclog, *next_iclog;
        int             i;
+       xfs_flush_buftarg(log->l_mp->m_logdev_targp, 1);
        iclog = log->l_iclog;
        for (i=0; i<log->l_iclog_bufs; i++) {

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