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[PATCH 13/37] xfs: page type check in writeback only checks last buffer

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Subject: [PATCH 13/37] xfs: page type check in writeback only checks last buffer
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:58:43 +1000
In-reply-to: <1335160747-17254-1-git-send-email-david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <1335160747-17254-1-git-send-email-david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>

xfs_is_delayed_page() checks to see if a page has buffers matching
the given IO type passed in. It does so by walking the buffer heads
on the page and checking if the state flags match the IO type.

However, the "acceptable" variable that is calculated is overwritten
every time a new buffer is checked. Hence if the first buffer on the
page is of the right type, this state is lost if the second buffer
is not of the correct type. This means that xfs_aops_discard_page()
may not discard delalloc regions when it is supposed to, and
xfs_convert_page() may not cluster IO as efficiently as possible.

This problem only occurs on filesystems with a block size smaller
than page size.

Also, rename xfs_is_delayed_page() to xfs_check_page_type() to
better describe what it is doing - it is not delalloc specific
anymore.

The problem was first noticed by Peter Watkins.

Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Mark Tinguely <tinguely@xxxxxxx>
---
 fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c |   12 ++++++------
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c
index 0fd7c2b..4588a7c 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c
@@ -623,7 +623,7 @@ xfs_map_at_offset(
  * or delayed allocate extent.
  */
 STATIC int
-xfs_is_delayed_page(
+xfs_check_page_type(
        struct page             *page,
        unsigned int            type)
 {
@@ -637,11 +637,11 @@ xfs_is_delayed_page(
                bh = head = page_buffers(page);
                do {
                        if (buffer_unwritten(bh))
-                               acceptable = (type == IO_UNWRITTEN);
+                               acceptable += (type == IO_UNWRITTEN);
                        else if (buffer_delay(bh))
-                               acceptable = (type == IO_DELALLOC);
+                               acceptable += (type == IO_DELALLOC);
                        else if (buffer_dirty(bh) && buffer_mapped(bh))
-                               acceptable = (type == IO_OVERWRITE);
+                               acceptable += (type == IO_OVERWRITE);
                        else
                                break;
                } while ((bh = bh->b_this_page) != head);
@@ -684,7 +684,7 @@ xfs_convert_page(
                goto fail_unlock_page;
        if (page->mapping != inode->i_mapping)
                goto fail_unlock_page;
-       if (!xfs_is_delayed_page(page, (*ioendp)->io_type))
+       if (!xfs_check_page_type(page, (*ioendp)->io_type))
                goto fail_unlock_page;
 
        /*
@@ -834,7 +834,7 @@ xfs_aops_discard_page(
        struct buffer_head      *bh, *head;
        loff_t                  offset = page_offset(page);
 
-       if (!xfs_is_delayed_page(page, IO_DELALLOC))
+       if (!xfs_check_page_type(page, IO_DELALLOC))
                goto out_invalidate;
 
        if (XFS_FORCED_SHUTDOWN(ip->i_mount))
-- 
1.7.9.5

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