David Chinner wrote:
[Lachlan, can you wrap your email text at 72 columns for ease of quoting?]
On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 04:24:02PM +1100, Lachlan McIlroy wrote:
Here's a collection of fixups for bulkstat for all the remaining issues.
- sanity check for NULL user buffer in xfs_ioc_bulkstat[_compat]()
- remove the special case for XFS_IOC_FSBULKSTAT with count == 1. This
case causes bulkstat to fail because the special case uses
instead of xfs_bulkstat() and the two functions have different semantics.
xfs_bulkstat() will return the next inode after the one supplied while
internal inodes (ie quota inodes). xfs_bulkstate_single() will only
inode supplied and return an error if it is an internal inode.
Userspace visile change. What applications do we have that rely on this
behaviour that will be broken by this change?
Any apps that rely on the existing behaviour are probably broken. If an app
wants to call xfs_bulkstat_single() it should use XFS_IOC_FSBULKSTAT_SINGLE.
Alex Elder reported he has a test program that exploited this bug to compare
the results of xfs_bulkstat_one (does an iget) with the results of an
xfs_bulkstat (copying the inode from the cluster). That should be easy to fix.
Other than that it doesn't make sense for an app to use bulkstat to get one
inode at a time but if they do it will now work correctly.
- in xfs_bulkstat(), need to initialise 'lastino' to the inode supplied so
were we return without examining any inodes the scan wont restart back at
- sanity check for valid *ubcountp values. Cannot sanity check for valid
here because some users of xfs_bulkstat() don't supply a buffer.
Ok - the cases that supply a buffer are caught by the first checks you
- checks against 'ubleft' (the space left in the user's buffer) should be
'statstruct_size' which is the supplied minimum object size. The mixture
checks against statstruct_size and 0 was one of the reasons we were
Can you wrap these checks in a static inline function so that it is obvious
what the correct way to check is and we don't reintroduce this porblem? i.e.
static inline int
return (space > sizeof(struct blah));
That will also remove a stack variable....
That won't work - statstruct_size is passed into xfs_bulkstat() so we don't
know what 'blah' is. Maybe a macro would be easier.
#define XFS_BULKSTAT_UBLEFT (ubleft >= statstruct_size)
- if the formatter function returns BULKSTAT_RV_NOTHING and an error and
is not ENOENT or EINVAL then we need to abort the scan. ENOENT is for
are no longer valid and we just skip them. EINVAL is returned if we try
an internal inode so we skip them too. For a DMF scan if the inode and
attribute cannot fit into the space left in the user's buffer it would
ERANGE. We didn't handle this error and skipped the inode. We would
skip inodes until one fitted into the user's buffer or we completed the
- put back the recalculation of agino (that got removed with the last fix)
end of the while loop. This is because the code at the start of the loop
agino to be the last inode examined if it is non-zero.
- if we found some inodes but then encountered an error, return success
and the error next time. If the formatter aborted with ENOMEM we will
this error but only if we couldn't read any inodes. Previously if we
ENOMEM without reading any inodes we returned a zero count and no error
falsely indicated the scan was complete.
FWIW - missing from this set of patches - cpu_relax() in the loops. In the case
where no I/O is required to do the scan, we can hold the cpu for a long time
and that will hold off I/O completion, etc for the cpu bulkstat is running on.
Hence after every cluster we scan we should cpu_relax() to allow other
processes cpu time on that cpu.
I don't get how cpu_relax() works. I see that it is called at times with a
spinlock held so it wont trigger a context switch. Does it give interrupts a
chance to run?
It appears to be used where a minor delay is needed - I don't think we have any
cases in xfs_bulkstat() where we need to wait for an event that isn't I/O.