On 05/29/2012 01:04 PM, Ben Myers wrote:
> Hey Brian,
> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 11:36:51AM -0400, Brian Foster wrote:
>> On 05/29/2012 11:07 AM, Ben Myers wrote:
>>> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 03:45:36PM -0500, Ben Myers wrote:
>>>> On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 05:39:52PM -0500, Ben Myers wrote:
>>>>> Anyway, I'll make some time to work on this tomorrow so I can test it
>>>>> over the weekend.
>>>> This is going to spin over the weekend. See what you think.
>>> I'm reasonably satisfied with the test results over the weekend. I did end
>>> up hitting an unrelated assert:
>> I started testing the xfsaild idle patch based against the xfs tree over the
>> weekend (after testing successfully against Linus' tree for several days) and
>> reproduced the xfs_sync_worker() hang that Mark alerted me to last week. I
>> was considering doing a bisect in that tree since it doesn't occur in Linus'
>> tree, but it sounds like I can pull this patch now and shouldn't expect to
>> reproduce the sync_worker() hang either, correct? Thanks.
> D'oh! The xfs_sync_worker hang that Mark mentioned last week is when the sync
> worker blocks on log reservation for the dummy transaction used to cover the
> log, which means that it will not be calling xfs_ail_push_all, which might
> the effect of loosening things up a bit.
> This thread is about a crash due to the xfs_sync_worker racing with unmount.
> fix for this crash is in Linus' tree as of late last week. Here we're looking
> into replacing the existing fix with something that is a bit cleaner.
> is overkill for this situation, so now we're calling cancel_delayed_work_sync
> to shutdown the sync_worker before shutting down the log in order to prevent
> the crash.
> Unfortunately this fix won't help you with the hang. If you're considering
> bisecting this, I think that Juerg Haefliger has reproduced a/the log hang all
> the way back to 2.6.38. Also Chris J Arges has reproduced one on 188.8.131.52.
> See thread 'Still seeing hangs in xlog_grant_log_space'. The log hang is a
> wily coyote. ;)
Ah, ok. Thanks for the context and sorry for the noise in this thread. I
do find it interesting that I hit this rather quickly after so many
hours of testing on Linus' tree without seeing it once.
I didn't reproduce at the -rc2 tag in the xfs tree. That isn't too many
bisections so perhaps I'll just carry on with the bisect since I need to
gauge how often this occurs anyways. It will either prove my test as a
sporadic reproducer and not provide anything useful, or I get lucky and
maybe find a useful data point. If the latter, I'll carry it over to the
right thread... ;)
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