On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 11:59:22PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> Umm, I don't get this. Looking at the ->end_io callback it has been
> always called with i_alloc_sem held. It's only aio_complete() which will
> be called with i_alloc_sem held after your changes. Or am I missing
No, that part of the commit message is flat out wrong. Not sure what
I was thinking when I wrote it.
> Moreover the async testing you do does not seem to be completely right.
> dio->is_async is a flag that controls whether dio code waits for IO to be
> completed or not. In particular it is not set for AIO that spans beyond
> current i_size so it does not seem to be exactly what you need (at least
> for ext4 it isn't). I think that is_sync_kiocb() is a test that should be
> used to recognize AIO - and that has an advantage that you don't have to
> pass the is_async flag around.
No. is_sync_kiocb() means the ioctb was not intended as sync I/O from
the start. But we can only call aio_complete when we returned
-EIOCBQUEUED from ->aio_read/write. Take a look at the comment near the
end of direct_io_worker().
AIO beyond i_size is not supported using blockdev_direct_IO yet. I
think I can add it fairly easily for XFS, but that will require
passing a new DIO_* flag to __blockdev_direct_IO which will make
is_async true for writes beyond i_size.