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SubjectRe: [External] Re: [PATCH v2] fuse: fix deadlock between atomic O_TRUNC open() and page invalidations
On Fri, Mar 4, 2022 at 11:30 PM Miklos Szeredi <> wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Mar 2022 at 07:23, Jiachen Zhang
> <> wrote:
> > I tested this fix, and it did pass the xfstests generic/464 in our
> Thanks for testing!
> > environment. However, if I understand correctly, one of the usages of
> > the nowrite is to protect file truncation, as said in the commit
> > message of e4648309b85a78f8c787457832269a8712a8673e. So, does that
> > mean this fix may introduce some other problems?
> That's an excellent question. I don't think this will cause an issue,
> since the nowrite protection is for truncation of the file on the
> server (userspace) side. The inode lock still protects concurrent
> writes against page cache truncation in the writeback cache case. In
> the non-writeback cache case the nowrite protection does not do
> anything.

Got it. So the nowrite is protecting O_TRUNC FUSE_OPEN (or truncating
FUSE_SETATTR) against FUSE_WRITE in writeback_cache mode? Then this
patch looks good to me.


> Thanks,
> Miklos

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