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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH] dm: dm-cache fails to write the cache device in writethrough mode



Hi Darrick,

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 01:11:51PM -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> The new writethrough strategy for dm-cache issues a bio to the origin device,
> remaps the bio to the cache device, and issues the bio to the cache device.
> However, the block layer modifies bi_sector and bi_size, so we need to preserve
> these or else nothing gets written to the cache (bi_size == 0).  This fixes the
> problem where someone writes a block through the cache, but a subsequent reread
> (from the cache) returns old contents.

Thanks for diagnosing this, as you may have gathered none of the
hardware we're testing on does this.  I've pushed a patch to dm-devel
that hopefully will make it's way upstream very quickly.  I used
dm_bio_record/restore, since there are many more fields that
underlying drivers make tweak in the bio.

- Joe


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