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Re: [dm-devel] [BUG] pvmove corrupting XFS filesystems (was Re: [BUG] Internal error xfs_dir2_data_reada_verify)



On Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 07:13:27AM -0500, Matteo Frigo wrote:
> Matteo Frigo <athena fftw org> writes:
> 
> > Well, I don't really know anything about this topic, so I may be
> > completely off the mark, but dm-raid1.c:mirror_map() does indeed return
> > EWOULDBLOCK, and EWOULDBLOCK is #define'd to be EAGAIN, so it seems to
> > me that dm-raid1 does indeed return EAGAIN for "rw == READA" (which I
> > assume is read-ahead) if the "region is not in-sync":
> >
> > 	/*
> > 	 * If region is not in-sync queue the bio.
> > 	 */
> > 	if (!r || (r == -EWOULDBLOCK)) {
> > 		if (rw == READA)
> > 			return -EWOULDBLOCK;
> >
> > 		queue_bio(ms, bio, rw);
> > 		return DM_MAPIO_SUBMITTED;
> > 	}
> 
> Dave (and others),
> 
> do you have any suggestion on what should be done to fix this bug?
> 
> I have tried returning -EIO instead of -EWOULDBLOCK, but xfs does not
> like that.  dm-zero.c:zero_map() appears to return -EIO too, so this is
> another potential issue.

You need the XFS patch I posted so that readahead buffer
verification is avoided in the case of an error being returned from
the readahead.

Cheers,

Dave.
-- 
Dave Chinner
david fromorbit com


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