[1/7] mm: Wait for writeback when grabbing pages to begin a write

Submitted by Darrick J. Wong on May 9, 2011, 11:03 p.m.


Message ID 20110509230326.19566.16027.stgit@elm3c44.beaverton.ibm.com
State Not Applicable, archived
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Darrick J. Wong May 9, 2011, 11:03 p.m.
When grabbing a page for a buffered IO write, the mm should wait for writeback
on the page to complete so that the page does not become writable during the IO
operation.  This change is needed to provide page stability during writes for
all filesystems.

Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <djwong@us.ibm.com>
 mm/filemap.c |    4 +++-
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/mm/filemap.c b/mm/filemap.c
index c641edf..fd0e7f2 100644
--- a/mm/filemap.c
+++ b/mm/filemap.c
@@ -2288,7 +2288,7 @@  struct page *grab_cache_page_write_begin(struct address_space *mapping,
 	page = find_lock_page(mapping, index);
 	if (page)
-		return page;
+		goto found;
 	page = __page_cache_alloc(mapping_gfp_mask(mapping) & ~gfp_notmask);
 	if (!page)
@@ -2301,6 +2301,8 @@  repeat:
 			goto repeat;
 		return NULL;
+	wait_on_page_writeback(page);
 	return page;