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Subject[ 23/66] nilfs2: fix fix very long mount time issue
3.2-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Vyacheslav Dubeyko <slava@dubeyko.com>

commit a9bae189542e71f91e61a4428adf6e5a7dfe8063 upstream.

There exists a situation when GC can work in background alone without
any other filesystem activity during significant time.

The nilfs_clean_segments() method calls nilfs_segctor_construct() that
updates superblocks in the case of NILFS_SC_SUPER_ROOT and
THE_NILFS_DISCONTINUED flags are set. But when GC is working alone the
nilfs_clean_segments() is called with unset THE_NILFS_DISCONTINUED flag.
As a result, the update of superblocks doesn't occurred all this time
and in the case of SPOR superblocks keep very old values of last super
root placement.

SYMPTOMS:

Trying to mount a NILFS2 volume after SPOR in such environment ends with
very long mounting time (it can achieve about several hours in some
cases).

REPRODUCING PATH:

1. It needs to use external USB HDD, disable automount and doesn't
make any additional filesystem activity on the NILFS2 volume.

2. Generate temporary file with size about 100 - 500 GB (for example,
dd if=/dev/zero of=<file_name> bs=1073741824 count=200). The size of
file defines duration of GC working.

3. Then it needs to delete file.

4. Start GC manually by means of command "nilfs-clean -p 0". When you
start GC by means of such way then, at the end, superblocks is updated
by once. So, for simulation of SPOR, it needs to wait sometime (15 -
40 minutes) and simply switch off USB HDD manually.

5. Switch on USB HDD again and try to mount NILFS2 volume. As a
result, NILFS2 volume will mount during very long time.

REPRODUCIBILITY: 100%

FIX:

This patch adds checking that superblocks need to update and set
THE_NILFS_DISCONTINUED flag before nilfs_clean_segments() call.

Reported-by: Sergey Alexandrov <splavgm@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Vyacheslav Dubeyko <slava@dubeyko.com>
Tested-by: Vyacheslav Dubeyko <slava@dubeyko.com>
Acked-by: Ryusuke Konishi <konishi.ryusuke@lab.ntt.co.jp>
Tested-by: Ryusuke Konishi <konishi.ryusuke@lab.ntt.co.jp>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
---
fs/nilfs2/ioctl.c | 5 ++++-
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/nilfs2/ioctl.c b/fs/nilfs2/ioctl.c
index fdb1807..f385935 100644
--- a/fs/nilfs2/ioctl.c
+++ b/fs/nilfs2/ioctl.c
@@ -664,8 +664,11 @@ static int nilfs_ioctl_clean_segments(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp,
if (ret < 0)
printk(KERN_ERR "NILFS: GC failed during preparation: "
"cannot read source blocks: err=%d\n", ret);
- else
+ else {
+ if (nilfs_sb_need_update(nilfs))
+ set_nilfs_discontinued(nilfs);
ret = nilfs_clean_segments(inode->i_sb, argv, kbufs);
+ }

nilfs_remove_all_gcinodes(nilfs);
clear_nilfs_gc_running(nilfs);



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