On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 06:57:04AM +1100, Nathan Scott wrote:
> On 30 January 2012 22:50, Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > ...
> > Nathan, I've cced you in case you still remember anything about this,
> > although it's fairly unlikely after 6.5 years. Also if anyone at SGI
> > can find anything about the above commits in BugWorks additional feedback
> > would be welcome.
> I can't recall - but usually there was greater detail in the bugworks entry,
> I think thats your best source now.
> Patch looks OK to me FWIW, assuming nothing comes of the bugworks
> archeology exercise.
I'm not a ptools expert so I had to ask around. This turned out to be
PV942815 - XFS quota reporting interacts badly with delalloc
"We get a constant trickle of confused people who've found that the used
space reported by repquota/quota does not get immediately updated after
creating new files / extending existing ones. The problem is a result
of buffered IO in XFS doing delayed allocation - if we have not done an
allocation, the quota accounting has not been updated, so we end up with
effectively stale data being reported.
This affects CXFS too, of course. After discussion a few weeks back on
the XFS conf. call, it was decided to not change CXFS (too expensive to
do a flush on all nodes) but that we can make some simple XFS changes to
make this less of a problem - i.e. flushing delalloc data just before we
extract quota information." -Nathan
Patch looks good to me.
Reviewed-by: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>