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Re: [Cluster-devel] Re: [PATCH 1/2] dlm: initialize file_lock struct in GETLK before copying conflicting lock



On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 12:05:43PM -0600, David Teigland wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 06:42:39PM -0500, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:34:50AM -0500, Jeff Layton wrote:
> > > dlm_posix_get fills out the relevant fields in the file_lock before
> > > returning when there is a lock conflict, but doesn't clean out any of
> > > the other fields in the file_lock.
> > > 
> > > When nfsd does a NFSv4 lockt call, it sets the fl_lmops to
> > > nfsd_posix_mng_ops before calling the lower fs. When the lock comes back
> > > after testing a lock on GFS2, it still has that field set. This confuses
> > > nfsd into thinking that the file_lock is a nfsd4 lock.
> > 
> > I think of the lock system as supporting two types of objects, both
> > stored in "struct lock"'s:
> > 
> > 	- Heavyweight locks: these have callbacks set and the filesystem
> > 	  or lock manager could in theory have some private data
> > 	  associated with them, so it's important that the appropriate
> > 	  callbacks be called when they're released or copied.  These
> > 	  are what are actually passed to posix_lock_file() and kept on
> > 	  the inode lock lists.
> > 	- Lightweight locks: just start, end, pid, flags, and type, with
> > 	  everything zeroed out and/or ignored.
> > 
> > I don't see any reason why the lock passed into dlm_posix_get() needs to
> > be a heavyweight lock.  In any case, if it were, then dlm_posix_get()
> > would need to release the passed-in-lock before initializing the new one
> > that it's returning.
> 
> It seems the nfs code is mixing those two types up a bit.

There may be more cleanup needed.  (Pointers welcomed.)

> Regardless, the
> rationale I see in Jeff's dlm patch is to make the two different locking paths
> equivalent:
> 
> Without cfs/dlm,
> nfsd4_lockt -> nfsd_test_lock -> vfs_test_lock -> posix_test_lock
> 
> With cfs/dlm,
> nfsd4_lockt -> nfsd_test_lock -> vfs_test_lock -> (cfs) -> dlm_posix_get
> 
> When there's a conflict, dlm_posix_get() and posix_test_lock() should do the
> same/equivalent things to the fl they are given.
> 
> posix_test_lock() does __locks_copy_lock() on the fl and then sets the pid.
> dlm_posix_get() isn't using __locks_copy_lock() because it doesn't have a
> conflicting file_lock to copy from.  Jeff's patch does nearly the same thing
> using locks_init_lock() plus the existing assignments.

Right, and that's fine.

> But, I think the best solution may be for dlm_posix_get() to set up a
> new lightweight file_lock with the values we need, and then call
> __locks_copy_lock() with it, just like posix_test_lock().

That sounds like overkill.

--b.


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