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SubjectRe: [External] [RFC 9/9] ext4: fast_commit missing tracking updates to a file
On 22/02/23 11:50AM, Xin Yin wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 4:36 AM Ritesh Harjani <riteshh@linux.ibm.com> wrote:
> >
> > <DO NOT MERGE THIS YET>
> >
> > Testcase
> > ==========
> > 1. i=0; while [ $i -lt 1000 ]; do xfs_io -f -c "pwrite -S 0xaa -b 32k 0 32k" -c "fsync" /mnt/$i; i=$(($i+1)); done && sudo ./src/godown -v /mnt && sudo umount /mnt && sudo mount /dev/loop2 /mnt'
> > 2. ls -alih /mnt/ -> In this you will observe one such file with 0 bytes (which ideally should not happen)
> >
> > ^^^ say if you don't see the issue because your underlying storage
> > device is very fast, then maybe try with commit=1 mount option.
> >
> > Analysis
> > ==========
> > It seems a file's updates can be a part of two transaction tid.
> > Below are the sequence of events which could cause this issue.
> >
> > jbd2_handle_start -> (t_tid = 38)
> > __ext4_new_inode
> > ext4_fc_track_template -> __track_inode -> (i_sync_tid = 38, t_tid = 38)
> > <track more updates>
> > jbd2_start_commit -> (t_tid = 38)
> >
> > jbd2_handle_start (tid = 39)
> > ext4_fc_track_template -> __track_inode -> (i_sync_tid = 38, t_tid 39)
> > -> ext4_fc_reset_inode & ei->i_sync_tid = t_tid
> >
> > ext4_fc_commit_start -> (will wait since jbd2 full commit is in progress)
> > jbd2_end_commit (t_tid = 38)
> > -> jbd2_fc_cleanup() -> this will cleanup entries in sbi->s_fc_q[FC_Q_MAIN]
> > -> And the above could result inode size as 0 as after effect.
> > ext4_fc_commit_stop
> >
> > You could find the logs for the above behavior for inode 979 at [1].
> >
> > -> So what is happening here is since the ei->i_fc_list is not empty
> > (because it is already part of sb's MAIN queue), we don't add this inode
> > again into neither sb's MAIN or STAGING queue.
> > And after jbd2_fc_cleanup() is called from jbd2 full commit, we
> > just remove this inode from the main queue.
> >
> > So as a simple fix, what I did below was to check if it is a jbd2 full commit
> > in ext4_fc_cleanup(), and if the ei->i_sync_tid > tid, that means we
> > need not remove that from MAIN queue. This is since neither jbd2 nor FC
> > has committed updates of those inodes for this new txn tid yet.
> >
> > But below are some quick queries on this
> > =========================================
> >
> > 1. why do we call ext4_fc_reset_inode() when inode tid and
> > running txn tid does not match?
> This is part of a change in commit:bdc8a53a6f2f, it fixes the issue
> for fc tracking logic while jbd2 commit is ongoing.

Thanks Xin for pointing the other issue too.
But I think what I was mostly referring to was - calling ext4_fc_reset_inode()
in ext4_fc_track_template().

<..>
391 tid = handle->h_transaction->t_tid;
392 mutex_lock(&ei->i_fc_lock);
393 if (tid == ei->i_sync_tid) {
394 update = true;
395 } else {
396 ext4_fc_reset_inode(inode);
397 ei->i_sync_tid = tid;
398 }
399 ret = __fc_track_fn(inode, args, update);
400 mutex_unlock(&ei->i_fc_lock);
<..>

So, yes these are few corner cases which I want to take a deeper look at.
I vaugely understand that this reset inode is done since we anyway might have
done the full commit for previous tid, so we can reset the inode track range.

So, yes, we should carefully review this as well that if jbd2 commit happens for
an inode which is still part of MAIN_Q, then does it make sense to still
call ext4_fc_reset_inode() for that inode in ext4_fc_track_template()?

> If the inode tid is bigger than txn tid, that means this inode may be
> in the STAGING queue, if we reset it then it will lose the tack range.
> I think it's a similar issue, the difference is this inode is already

Do you have a test case which was failing for your issue?
I would like to test that one too.


> in the MAIN queue before the jbd2 commit starts.
> And yes , I think in this case we can not remove it from the MAIN

Yes. I too have a similar thought. But I still wanted to get few queries sorted
(like point 1 & 2).

> queue, but still need to clear EXT4_STATE_FC_COMMITTING right? it may
> block some task still waiting for it.

Sorry I didn't get you here. So I think we will end up in such situation
(where ext4_fc_cleanup() is getting called for an inode with i_sync_tid > tid)
only from full commit path right ?
And that won't set EXT4_FC_COMMITTING for this inode right anyways no?

Do you mean anything else, or am I missing something here?

-ritesh


>
> Thanks,
> Xin Yin
> >
> > 2. Also is this an expected behavior from the design perspective of
> > fast_commit. i.e.
> > a. the inode can be part of two tids?
> > b. And that while a full commit is in progress, the inode can still
> > receive updates but using a new transaction tid.
> >
> > Frankly speaking, since I was also working on other things, so I haven't
> > yet got the chance to completely analyze the situation yet.
> > Once I have those things sorted, I will spend more time on this, to
> > understand it more. Meanwhile if you already have some answers to above
> > queries/observations, please do share those here.
> >
> > Links
> > =========
> > [1] https://raw.githubusercontent.com/riteshharjani/LinuxStudy/master/ext4/fast_commit/fc_inode_missing_updates_ino_979.txt
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Ritesh Harjani <riteshh@linux.ibm.com>
> > ---
> > fs/ext4/fast_commit.c | 2 ++
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/fs/ext4/fast_commit.c b/fs/ext4/fast_commit.c
> > index 8803ba087b07..769b584c2552 100644
> > --- a/fs/ext4/fast_commit.c
> > +++ b/fs/ext4/fast_commit.c
> > @@ -1252,6 +1252,8 @@ static void ext4_fc_cleanup(journal_t *journal, int full, tid_t tid)
> > spin_lock(&sbi->s_fc_lock);
> > list_for_each_entry_safe(iter, iter_n, &sbi->s_fc_q[FC_Q_MAIN],
> > i_fc_list) {
> > + if (full && iter->i_sync_tid > tid)
> > + continue;
> > list_del_init(&iter->i_fc_list);
> > ext4_clear_inode_state(&iter->vfs_inode,
> > EXT4_STATE_FC_COMMITTING);
> > --
> > 2.31.1
> >

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