Commit bcc696fa authored by Mike Snitzer's avatar Mike Snitzer
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dm thin: stay in out-of-data-space mode once no_space_timeout expires

This fixes an issue where running out of data space would cause the
thin-pool's metadata to become read-only.  There was no reason to make
metadata read-only -- calling set_pool_mode() with PM_READ_ONLY was a
misguided way to error all queued and future write IOs.  We can
accomplish the same by degrading from PM_OUT_OF_DATA_SPACE to
PM_OUT_OF_DATA_SPACE with error_if_no_space enabled.

Otherwise, the use of PM_READ_ONLY could cause a race where commit() was
started before the PM_READ_ONLY transition but dm_pool_commit_metadata()
would go on to fail because the block manager had transitioned to
read-only.  The return of -EPERM from dm_pool_commit_metadata(), due to
attempting to commit while in read-only mode, caused the thin-pool to
set 'needs_check' because a metadata_operation_failed().  This needless
cascade of failures makes life for users more difficult than needed.

Reported-by: default avatarVivek Goyal <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMike Snitzer <>
parent b06075a9
......@@ -2282,18 +2282,23 @@ static void do_waker(struct work_struct *ws)
queue_delayed_work(pool->wq, &pool->waker, COMMIT_PERIOD);
static void notify_of_pool_mode_change_to_oods(struct pool *pool);
* We're holding onto IO to allow userland time to react. After the
* timeout either the pool will have been resized (and thus back in
* PM_WRITE mode), or we degrade to PM_READ_ONLY and start erroring IO.
* PM_WRITE mode), or we degrade to PM_OUT_OF_DATA_SPACE w/ error_if_no_space.
static void do_no_space_timeout(struct work_struct *ws)
struct pool *pool = container_of(to_delayed_work(ws), struct pool,
if (get_pool_mode(pool) == PM_OUT_OF_DATA_SPACE && !pool->pf.error_if_no_space)
set_pool_mode(pool, PM_READ_ONLY);
if (get_pool_mode(pool) == PM_OUT_OF_DATA_SPACE && !pool->pf.error_if_no_space) {
pool->pf.error_if_no_space = true;
......@@ -2371,6 +2376,14 @@ static void notify_of_pool_mode_change(struct pool *pool, const char *new_mode)
dm_device_name(pool->pool_md), new_mode);
static void notify_of_pool_mode_change_to_oods(struct pool *pool)
if (!pool->pf.error_if_no_space)
notify_of_pool_mode_change(pool, "out-of-data-space (queue IO)");
notify_of_pool_mode_change(pool, "out-of-data-space (error IO)");
static bool passdown_enabled(struct pool_c *pt)
return pt->adjusted_pf.discard_passdown;
......@@ -2455,7 +2468,7 @@ static void set_pool_mode(struct pool *pool, enum pool_mode new_mode)
* frequently seeing this mode.
if (old_mode != new_mode)
notify_of_pool_mode_change(pool, "out-of-data-space");
pool->process_bio = process_bio_read_only;
pool->process_discard = process_discard_bio;
pool->process_cell = process_cell_read_only;
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