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[PATCH] xfs: Fix re-use of EWOULDBLOCK during read on dm-mirror

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Subject: [PATCH] xfs: Fix re-use of EWOULDBLOCK during read on dm-mirror
From: Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:39:17 -0500
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When using lvconvert to convert a linear mapping to a dm-raid1 mirror,
we encountered issues where the log would be flooded with messages like:

metadata I/O error: block 0xee7060 ("xfs_trans_read_buf") error 11 numblks 8

The cause is that dm-mirror (and striping, and others) will return
-EWOULDBLOCK for readahead requests while the mirror is rebuilding. XFS's
end_io routine caches the errno and then xfs_buf_iowait bails out early
when it encounters it after issuing the i/o request. The I/O eventually
succeeds and the endio routine resets bp->b_error, but the original read
request has already returned -EWOULDBLOCK to the user and added the log
message above to the kernel log, freaking everyone out.

This patch ignores EWOULDBLOCK when deciding whether to wait for the I/O
to complete and tries again, allowing the read to succeed as expected.

Signed-off-by: Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@xxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Rich Johnston <rjohnston@xxxxxxx>
 fs/xfs/xfs_buf.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_buf.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_buf.c
@@ -1252,7 +1252,7 @@ xfs_buf_iowait(
        trace_xfs_buf_iowait(bp, _RET_IP_);
-       if (!bp->b_error)
+       if (!bp->b_error || bp->b_error == EWOULDBLOCK)
        trace_xfs_buf_iowait_done(bp, _RET_IP_);

Jeff Mahoney

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