Patchwork [v3,2/3] ext4: Wait for writeback to complete while making pages writable

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Submitter Darrick J. Wong
Date May 4, 2011, 5:41 p.m.
Message ID <20110504174136.GG20579@tux1.beaverton.ibm.com>
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Permalink /patch/94103/
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Darrick J. Wong - May 4, 2011, 5:41 p.m.
In order to stabilize pages during disk writes, ext4_page_mkwrite must wait for
writeback operations to complete before making a page writable.  Furthermore,
the function must return locked pages, and recheck the writeback status if the
page lock is ever dropped.

Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <djwong@us.ibm.com>
---

 fs/ext4/inode.c |   24 +++++++++++++++++++-----
 1 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

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Patch

diff --git a/fs/ext4/inode.c b/fs/ext4/inode.c
index 3db34b2..1d162a2 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/inode.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/inode.c
@@ -5809,15 +5809,19 @@  int ext4_page_mkwrite(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_fault *vmf)
 		goto out_unlock;
 	}
 	ret = 0;
-	if (PageMappedToDisk(page))
-		goto out_unlock;
+
+	lock_page(page);
+	wait_on_page_writeback(page);
+	if (PageMappedToDisk(page)) {
+		up_read(&inode->i_alloc_sem);
+		return VM_FAULT_LOCKED;
+	}
 
 	if (page->index == size >> PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT)
 		len = size & ~PAGE_CACHE_MASK;
 	else
 		len = PAGE_CACHE_SIZE;
 
-	lock_page(page);
 	/*
 	 * return if we have all the buffers mapped. This avoid
 	 * the need to call write_begin/write_end which does a
@@ -5827,8 +5831,8 @@  int ext4_page_mkwrite(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_fault *vmf)
 	if (page_has_buffers(page)) {
 		if (!walk_page_buffers(NULL, page_buffers(page), 0, len, NULL,
 					ext4_bh_unmapped)) {
-			unlock_page(page);
-			goto out_unlock;
+			up_read(&inode->i_alloc_sem);
+			return VM_FAULT_LOCKED;
 		}
 	}
 	unlock_page(page);
@@ -5848,6 +5852,16 @@  int ext4_page_mkwrite(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_fault *vmf)
 	if (ret < 0)
 		goto out_unlock;
 	ret = 0;
+
+	/*
+	 * write_begin/end might have created a dirty page and someone
+	 * could wander in and start the IO.  Make sure that hasn't
+	 * happened.
+	 */
+	lock_page(page);
+	wait_on_page_writeback(page);
+	up_read(&inode->i_alloc_sem);
+	return VM_FAULT_LOCKED;
 out_unlock:
 	if (ret)
 		ret = VM_FAULT_SIGBUS;