Commit 5a039c32 authored by David Howells's avatar David Howells

afs: Make afs_write_begin() avoid writing to a page that's being stored

Make afs_write_begin() wait for a page that's marked PG_writeback because:

 (1) We need to avoid interference with the data being stored so that the
     data on the server ends up in a defined state.

 (2) page->private is used to track the window of dirty data within a page,
     but it's also used by the storage code to track what's being written,
     being cleared by the completion notification.  Ownership can't be
     relinquished by the storage code until completion because it a store
     fails, the data must be remarked dirty.

Tracing shows something like the following (edited):

 x86_64-linux-gn-15940 [1] afs_page_dirty: vn=ffff8800bef33800 9c75 begin 0-125
    kworker/u8:3-114   [2] afs_page_dirty: vn=ffff8800bef33800 9c75 store+ 0-125
 x86_64-linux-gn-15940 [1] afs_page_dirty: vn=ffff8800bef33800 9c75 begin 0-2052
    kworker/u8:3-114   [2] afs_page_dirty: vn=ffff8800bef33800 9c75 clear 0-2052
    kworker/u8:3-114   [2] afs_page_dirty: vn=ffff8800bef33800 9c75 store 0-0
    kworker/u8:3-114   [2] afs_page_dirty: vn=ffff8800bef33800 9c75 WARN 0-0

The clear (completion) corresponding to the store+ (store continuation from
a previous page) happens between the second begin (afs_write_begin) and the
store corresponding to that.  This results in the second store not seeing
any data to write back, leading to the following warning:

WARNING: CPU: 2 PID: 114 at ../fs/afs/write.c:403 afs_write_back_from_locked_page+0x19d/0x76c [kafs]
Modules linked in: kafs(E)
CPU: 2 PID: 114 Comm: kworker/u8:3 Tainted: G            E   4.14.0-fscache+ #242
Hardware name: ASUS All Series/H97-PLUS, BIOS 2306 10/09/2014
Workqueue: writeback wb_workfn (flush-afs-2)
task: ffff8800cad72600 task.stack: ffff8800cad44000
RIP: 0010:afs_write_back_from_locked_page+0x19d/0x76c [kafs]
RSP: 0018:ffff8800cad47aa0 EFLAGS: 00010246
RAX: 0000000000000001 RBX: ffff8800bef33a20 RCX: 0000000000000000
RDX: 000000000000000f RSI: ffffffff81c5d0e0 RDI: ffff8800cad72e78
RBP: ffff8800d31ea1e8 R08: ffff8800c1358000 R09: ffff8800ca00e400
R10: ffff8800cad47a38 R11: ffff8800c5d9e400 R12: 0000000000000000
R13: ffffea0002d9df00 R14: ffffffffa0023c1c R15: 0000000000007fdf
FS:  0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff8800ca700000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
CR2: 00007f85ac6c4000 CR3: 0000000001c10001 CR4: 00000000001606e0
Call Trace:
 ? clear_page_dirty_for_io+0x23a/0x267
 afs_writepages_region+0x1be/0x286 [kafs]
 afs_writepages+0x60/0x127 [kafs]
 ? wb_workfn+0x22b/0x565
 ? worker_thread+0x230/0x2ac
 ? worker_thread+0x230/0x2ac
 ? rescuer_thread+0x29b/0x29b
 ? kthread_create_on_node+0x3f/0x3f
 ? call_usermodehelper_exec_async+0x118/0x11f
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Howells <>
parent 0fafdc9f
......@@ -119,6 +119,11 @@ int afs_write_begin(struct file *file, struct address_space *mapping,
if (f != t) {
if (PageWriteback(page)) {
trace_afs_page_dirty(vnode, tracepoint_string("alrdy"),
page->index, priv);
goto flush_conflicting_write;
if (to < f || from > t)
goto flush_conflicting_write;
if (from < f)
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