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Re: WARNING: at fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_aops.c:1289 xfs_vm_releasepage+0x32

To: Jeffrey Hundstad <jeffrey.hundstad@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: WARNING: at fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_aops.c:1289 xfs_vm_releasepage+0x32/0x41()
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 04:58:15 -0500
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 07:52:16PM -0600, Jeffrey Hundstad wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm not sure if this is interesting at all.  Let me know if it is, I
> can do bisects if needed, let me know which config additions you
> need for debugging.

It's very interesting.  I put these WARN_ONs in because we believed we
could never get a releasepage call with delayed or unwritten extents
still on.  Previous it could happen during truncate, but with the new
truncate sequence that should be gone.  Your trace on the other hand
comes from kswapd.

>  [<c1019687>] ? warn_slowpath_common+0x7c/0x8f
>  [<c10dbdcc>] ? xfs_vm_releasepage+0x32/0x41
>  [<c10dbdcc>] ? xfs_vm_releasepage+0x32/0x41
>  [<c10196b5>] ? warn_slowpath_null+0x1b/0x1e
>  [<c10dbdcc>] ? xfs_vm_releasepage+0x32/0x41
>  [<c1046672>] ? try_to_release_page+0x2c/0x3c
>  [<c104fc12>] ? shrink_page_list+0x47d/0x5e3
>  [<c104ea7a>] ? isolate_lru_pages+0x64/0x1cf
>  [<c104fee4>] ? shrink_inactive_list+0x16c/0x1f3
>  [<c1050272>] ? shrink_zone+0x307/0x3af
>  [<c10506c6>] ? kswapd+0x3ac/0x574
>  [<c102b335>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x31
>  [<c105031a>] ? kswapd+0x0/0x574
>  [<c102b15f>] ? kthread+0x62/0x67
>  [<c102b0fd>] ? kthread+0x0/0x67
>  [<c1002b16>] ? kernel_thread_helper+0x6/0x10

This looks like some sort of race between writepage and redirtying.

Let me think about it a bit more, but I think it's harmless.  What
worries me more is that aptitude is apparently able to trigger
kswapd writeback easily.

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