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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] ext4, dax: update dax check to skip journal inode
On Wed 12-09-18 15:47:12, Kani, Toshi wrote:
> On Wed, 2018-09-12 at 11:24 +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> > On Tue 11-09-18 09:42:45, Toshi Kani wrote:
> > > Ext4 mount path calls ext4_iget() to obtain the journal inode. This
> > > inode does not support DAX, and 'ext4_da_aops' needs to be set. It
> > > currently works for the DAX mount case because ext4_iget() always set
> > > 'ext4_da_aops' to any regular files.
> > >
> > > ext4_fill_super
> > > ext4_load_journal
> > > ext4_get_journal_inode
> > > ext4_iget
> > >
> > > In preparation to fix ext4_iget() to set 'ext4_dax_aops' for DAX files,
> > > update ext4_should_use_dax() to return false for the journal inode.
> > >
> > > Fixes: 5f0663bb4a64f588f0a2dd6d1be68d40f9af0086
> > > Signed-off-by: Toshi Kani <toshi.kani@hpe.com>
> > > Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
> > > Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
> > > Cc: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
> > > Cc: Andreas Dilger <adilger.kernel@dilger.ca>
> >
> > The journal inode is similar to any other 'system' inode we have in ext4.
> > We don't really expect any of the address space operations to be called for
> > it because we don't use page cache with these inodes. Very similar
> > situation is with e.g. quota files. So to me it seems this patch is not
> > really necessary. Or did you observe any bad effects without this patch?
>
> Yes, without this change, mount fails with the error below. I believe
> .bmap operation in ext4_da_aops is necessary for this case.
>
> jbd2_journal_init_inode: Cannot locate journal superblock
> EXT4-fs
> (pmem1): Could not load journal inode

Ah, OK, forgot about this. Then how about adding:
.bmap = ext4_bmap,

to ext4_dax_aops? .bmap is completely fine for DAX inodes and there's no
reason to disallow it.

Honza
--
Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>
SUSE Labs, CR

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