On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 03:03:09PM +1100, David Chinner wrote:
With the recent cancel_dirty_page() changes, a warning was
added if we cancel a dirty page that is still mapped into
the page tables.
This happens in XFS from fs_tosspages() and fs_flushinval_pages()
because they call truncate_inode_pages().
truncate_inode_pages() does not invalidate existing page mappings;
it is expected taht this is called only when truncating the file
or destroying the inode and on both these cases there can be
no mapped ptes. However, we call this when doing direct I/O writes
to remove pages from the page cache. As a result, we can rip
a page from the page cache that still has mappings attached.
The correct fix is to use invalidate_inode_pages2_range() instead
of truncate_inode_pages(). They essentially do the same thing, but
the former also removes any pte mappings before removing the page
from the page cache.
Generally looks good. But I feel a little cautios about changes in this
area, so we should throw all possible test loads at this before commiting