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Re: [Cluster-devel] [PATCH 5 of 5] Bz #248176: GFS2: invalid metadata block - REVISED



Hi,

This one and the previous patch are now both in the -nmw git tree.
Thanks,

Steve.

On Wed, 2007-08-08 at 17:08 -0500, Bob Peterson wrote:
> This is for bugzilla bug #248176: GFS2: invalid metadata block
> 
> Patches 1 thru 3 were accepted upstream, but there were problems
> with 4 and 5.  Those issues have been resolved and now the recovery
> tests are passing without errors.  This code has gone through
> 41 * 3 successful gfs2 recovery tests before it hit an
> unrelated (openais) problem.  I'm continuing to test it.
> 
> This is a complete rewrite of patch 5 for bug #248176, written by
> Steve Whitehouse.  This is referred to in the bugzilla record as
> "new 6" and "a different solution".
> 
> The problem was that the journal inodes, although protected by
> a glock, were not synched with the other nodes because they don't
> use the inode glock synch operations (i.e. no "glops" were defined).
> Therefore, journal recovery on a journal-recovering node were causing
> the blocks to get out of sync with the node that was actually trying
> to use that journal as it comes back up from a reboot.
> 
> There are two possible solutions: (1) To make the journals use the
> normal inode glock sync operations, or (2) To make the journal
> operations take effect immediately (i.e. no caching).  Although
> option 1 works, it turns out to be a lot more code.  Steve opted
> for option 2, which is much simpler and therefore less prone to
> regression errors.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Bob Peterson
> --
> Signed-off-by: Bob Peterson <rpeterso redhat com> 
> --
> diff --git a/fs/gfs2/ops_fstype.c b/fs/gfs2/ops_fstype.c
> index 58c730b..f0bcaa2 100644
> --- a/fs/gfs2/ops_fstype.c
> +++ b/fs/gfs2/ops_fstype.c
> @@ -358,7 +358,7 @@ static int init_journal(struct gfs2_sbd *sdp, int undo)
>  
>  		ip = GFS2_I(sdp->sd_jdesc->jd_inode);
>  		error = gfs2_glock_nq_init(ip->i_gl, LM_ST_SHARED,
> -					   LM_FLAG_NOEXP | GL_EXACT,
> +					   LM_FLAG_NOEXP | GL_EXACT | GL_NOCACHE,
>  					   &sdp->sd_jinode_gh);
>  		if (error) {
>  			fs_err(sdp, "can't acquire journal inode glock: %d\n",
> diff --git a/fs/gfs2/recovery.c b/fs/gfs2/recovery.c
> index 5ada38c..beb6c7a 100644
> --- a/fs/gfs2/recovery.c
> +++ b/fs/gfs2/recovery.c
> @@ -469,7 +469,7 @@ int gfs2_recover_journal(struct gfs2_jdesc *jd)
>  		};
>  
>  		error = gfs2_glock_nq_init(ip->i_gl, LM_ST_SHARED,
> -					   LM_FLAG_NOEXP, &ji_gh);
> +					   LM_FLAG_NOEXP | GL_NOCACHE, &ji_gh);
>  		if (error)
>  			goto fail_gunlock_j;
>  	} else {
> 
> 


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