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SubjectRe: linux-next test error
On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 7:05 PM Theodore Y. Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Sep 05, 2018 at 03:20:16PM +0530, Souptick Joarder wrote:
> >
> > "fs: convert return type int to vm_fault_t" is still under
> > review/discusson and not yet merge
> > into linux-next. I am not seeing it into linux-next tree.Can you
> > please share the commit id ?
>
> It's at: 83c0adddcc6ed128168e7b87eaed0c21eac908e4 in the Linux Next
> branch.
>
> Dmitry, can you try reverting this commit and see if it makes the
> problem go away?
>
> Souptick, can we just NACK this patch and completely drop it from all
> trees?

Ok, I will correct it and post v3.

>
> I think we need to be a *lot* more careful about this vm_fault_t patch
> thing. If you can't be bothered to run xfstests, we need to introduce
> a new function which replaces block_page_mkwrite() --- and then let
> each file system try to convert over to it at their own pace, after
> they've done regression testing.
>
> - Ted

Chris has his opinion,

block_page_mkwrite is only called by ext4 and nilfs2 anyway, so
converting both callers over should not be a problem, as long as
it actually is done properly.

Matthew's opinion in other mail thread -

> +vm_fault_t block_page_mkwrite(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_fault *vmf,
> + get_block_t get_block, int *err)

I don't like returning both the errno and the vm_fault_t. To me that's a
sign we need to rethink this interface.

I have two suggestions. First, we could allocate a new VM_FAULT_NOSPC
bit. Second, we could repurpose one of the existing bits, such as
VM_FAULT_RETRY for this purpose.

> -int ext4_page_mkwrite(struct vm_fault *vmf)
> +vm_fault_t ext4_page_mkwrite(struct vm_fault *vmf)

I also think perhaps we could start by _not_ converting block_page_mkwrite().
Just convert ext4_page_mkwrite(), and save converting block_page_mkwrite()
for later.

Which approach Shall I take ??

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