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Re: [dm-devel] hunt for 2.6.37 dm-crypt+ext4 corruption? (was: Re: dm-crypt barrier support is effective)

On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 10:23 PM, Mike Snitzer <snitzer redhat com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 01 2010 at  3:45pm -0500,
> Milan Broz <mbroz redhat com> wrote:
>> On 12/01/2010 08:34 PM, Jon Nelson wrote:
>> > Perhaps this is useful: for myself, I found that when I started using
>> > 2.6.37rc3 that postgresql starting having a *lot* of problems with
>> > corruption. Specifically, I noted zeroed pages, corruption in headers,
>> > all sorts of stuff on /newly created/ tables, especially during index
>> > creation. I had a fairly high hit rate of failure. I backed off to
>> > and have *zero* problems (in fact, prior to 2.6.37rc3, I had
>> > never had a corruption issue with postgresql). I ran on 2.6.36 for a
>> > few weeks as well, without issue.
>> >
>> > I am using kcrypt with lvm on top of that, and ext4 on top of that.
>> With unpatched dmcrypt (IOW with Linus' git)? Then it must be ext4 or
>> dm-core problem because there were no patches for dm-crypt...
> Matt and Jon,
> If you'd be up to it: could you try testing your dm-crypt+ext4
> corruption reproducers against the following two 2.6.37-rc commits:
> 1) 1de3e3df917459422cb2aecac440febc8879d410
> then
> 2) bd2d0210cf22f2bd0cef72eb97cf94fc7d31d8cc
> Then, depending on results of no corruption for those commits, bonus
> points for testing the same commits but with Andi and Milan's latest
> dm-crypt cpu scalability patch applied too:
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/365542/
> Thanks!
> Mike

Yeah sure,

I'll have to set up another testing system (on a separate partition /
volume group) for its own so that will take some time,
first tests will be run probably in the weekend,

thanks for those pointers !

I took a look at git-web - you think
5a87b7a5da250c9be6d757758425dfeaf8ed3179 might be relevant, too ?

the others seem rather minor compared to those you posted

Afaik last time I run vanilla 2.6.37-rc* (which was probably around
rc1) I saw no corruption at all but I'll give it a test-run without
the dm-crypt patch anyway

Thanks & Regards


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