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SubjectRe: [PATCH] filesystem-dax: Disable PMD support
On Mon, Jul 01, 2019 at 02:11:19PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> BTW, looking into the xarray code, I think I found another difference
> between the old radix tree code and the new xarray code that could cause
> issues. In the old radix tree code if we tried to insert PMD entry but
> there was some PTE entry in the covered range, we'd get EEXIST error back
> and the DAX fault code relies on this. I don't see how similar behavior is
> achieved by xas_store()...

Are you referring to this?

- entry = dax_make_locked(0, size_flag | DAX_EMPTY);
- err = __radix_tree_insert(&mapping->i_pages, index,
- dax_entry_order(entry), entry);
- radix_tree_preload_end();
- if (err) {
- xa_unlock_irq(&mapping->i_pages);
- /*
- * Our insertion of a DAX entry failed, most likely
- * because we were inserting a PMD entry and it
- * collided with a PTE sized entry at a different
- * index in the PMD range. We haven't inserted
- * anything into the radix tree and have no waiters to
- * wake.
- */
- return ERR_PTR(err);
- }

If so, that can't happen any more because we no longer drop the i_pages
lock while the entry is NULL, so the entry is always locked while the
i_pages lock is dropped.

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