On Fri, Oct 01, 2010 at 09:43:54AM +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> When marking an inode reclaimable, a per-AG counter is increased, the
> inode is tagged reclaimable in its per-AG tree, and, when this is the
> first reclaimable inode in the AG, the AG entry in the per-mount tree
> is also tagged.
> When an inode is finally reclaimed, however, it is only deleted from
> the per-AG tree. Neither the counter is decreased, nor is the parent
> tree's AG entry untagged properly.
> Since the tags in the per-mount tree are not cleared, the inode
> shrinker iterates over all AGs that have had reclaimable inodes at one
> point in time.
> The counters on the other hand signal an increasing amount of slab
> objects to reclaim. Since "70e60ce xfs: convert inode shrinker to
> per-filesystem context" this is not a real issue anymore because the
> shrinker bails out after one iteration.
> But the problem was observable on a machine running v2.6.34, where the
> reclaimable work increased and each process going into direct reclaim
> eventually got stuck on the xfs inode shrinking path, trying to scan
> several million objects.
> Fix this by properly unwinding the reclaimable-state tracking of an
> inode when it is reclaimed.
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxx
Looks OK to me, and has run through a few hours of testing without
Reviewed-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>