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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH for-dm-3.14-fixes 6/8] dm thin: fix pool_preresume resize with heavy IO races


On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 09:56:03PM -0500, Mike Snitzer wrote:
> Before, when a pool is being resized, on resume the pool's mode was
> being immediately set to PM_WRITE and the process_* methods would be set
> to the normal writable operations.  These were established before
> pool_resume() was able to actually resize either the metadata or data
> device and resulted in the resize failing.  This failure occurred due to
> the thin device calling wake_worker() which kicked do_worker() during
> pool_preresume() -- which caused calls to the writable process_* methods
> to occur during the resize.

The bug is the worker should not be able to be woken until
pool_preresume has completed.  A simple check in wake_worker() should
fix this.

> Now, the pool is forced to stay in read-only mode if it was already in
> read-only mode.  This prevents bouncing the pool's mode and associated
> process_* methods and consistently keeps read-only processing in place
> until the resize(s) complete.  To achieve this the pool can now be in a
> PM_READ_ONLY state but the metadata's is !read_only -- so as to allow
> the commit() the follows the resize to take place.  Differentiate
> between commit_metadata_superblock() and commit() since different
> negative checks apply (but factor out a common __commit that each
> calls).

Too complicated.

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