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Re: your patch "mm: Remove false WARN_ON from pagecache_isize_extended()

To: Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: your patch "mm: Remove false WARN_ON from pagecache_isize_extended()"
From: Jan Kara <jack@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 10:08:14 +0100
Cc: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, Jan Kara <jack@xxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Tue 04-11-14 07:40:20, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> On 03.11.14 at 23:18, <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 03, 2014 at 04:41:13PM +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >> having run into that warning too, I looked into it a little, and now
> >> having found that patch am pretty uncertain: Both truncate_setsize()
> >> and pagecache_isize_extended() document that they want to be
> >> called with i_mutex held, so removing the WARN_ON() alone seems
> >> either incomplete or wrong. What I found to work without violating
> >> this documented requirement is the patch below.
> > 
> > Or, just perhaps, the comments are wrong....
> Right - that's what I was suggesting with the option of the patch
> being incomplete (rather than just removing the WARN_ON() it
> should also remove the respective comments then).
  Yeah, I'll update the comments to mention there are filesystem which use
serialization different from i_mutex. Thanks for catching this.

Jan Kara <jack@xxxxxxx>

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