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SubjectRe: [f2fs-dev] [PATCH Vx 1/1] f2fs: Avoid deadlock between writeback and checkpoint
On 12/14, Jaegeuk Kim wrote:
> On 12/03, Chao Yu wrote:
> > On 2021/12/3 2:15, Jaegeuk Kim wrote:
> > > On 12/02, Chao Yu wrote:
> > > > On 2021/12/2 6:20, Jaegeuk Kim wrote:
> > > > > On 11/20, Chao Yu wrote:
> > > > > > On 2021/11/18 14:46, Chao Yu wrote:
> > > > > > > On 2021/11/18 0:56, Jaegeuk Kim wrote:
> > > > > > > > On 11/09, niuzhiguo84@gmail.com wrote:
> > > > > > > > > From: Zhiguo Niu <zhiguo.niu@unisoc.com>
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > There could be a scenario as following:
> > > > > > > > > The inodeA and inodeB are in b_io queue of writeback
> > > > > > > > > inodeA : f2fs's node inode
> > > > > > > > > inodeB : a dir inode with only one dirty pages, and the node page
> > > > > > > > > of inodeB cached into inodeA
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > writeback:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > wb_workfn
> > > > > > > > > wb_writeback
> > > > > > > > > blk_start_plug
> > > > > > > > > loop {
> > > > > > > > > queue_io
> > > > > > > > > progress=__writeback_inodes_wb
> > > > > > > > > __writeback_single_inode
> > > > > > > > > do_writepages
> > > > > > > > > f2fs_write_data_pages
> > > > > > > > > wbc->pages_skipped +=get_dirty_pages
> > > > > > > > > inode->i_state &= ~dirty
> > > > > > > > > wrote++
> > > > > > > > > requeue_inode
> > > > > > > > > }
> > > > > > > > > blk_finish_plug
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > checkpoint:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > f2fs_write_checkpoint
> > > > > > > > > f2fs_sync_dirty_inodes
> > > > > > > > > filemap_fdatawrite
> > > > > > > > > do_writepages
> > > > > > > > > f2fs_write_data_pages
> > > > > > > > > f2fs_write_single_data_page
> > > > > > > > > f2fs_do_write_data_page
> > > > > > > > > set_page_writeback
> > > > > > > > > f2fs_outplace_write_data
> > > > > > > > > f2fs_update_data_blkaddr
> > > > > > > > > f2fs_wait_on_page_writeback
> > > > > > > > > inode_dec_dirty_pages
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > 1. Writeback thread flush inodeA, and push it's bio request in task's plug;
> > > > > > > > > 2. Checkpoint thread writes inodeB's dirty page, and then wait its node
> > > > > > > > > page writeback cached into inodeA which is in writeback task's plug
> > > > > > > > > 3. Writeback thread flush inodeB and skip writing the dirty page as
> > > > > > > > > wb_sync_req[DATA] > 0.
> > > > > > > > > 4. As none of the inodeB's page is marked as PAGECACHE_TAG_DIRTY, writeback
> > > > > > > > > thread clear inodeB's dirty state.
> > > > > > > > > 5. Then inodeB is moved from b_io to b_dirty because of pages_skipped > 0
> > > > > > > > > as checkpoint thread is stuck before dec dirty_pages.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > This patch collect correct pages_skipped according to the tag state in
> > > > > > > > > page tree of inode
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Signed-off-by: Zhiguo Niu <zhiguo.niu@unisoc.com>
> > > > > > > > > Signed-off-by: Jing Xia <jing.xia@unisoc.com>
> > > > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > > > fs/f2fs/data.c | 4 +++-
> > > > > > > > > 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > diff --git a/fs/f2fs/data.c b/fs/f2fs/data.c
> > > > > > > > > index f4fd6c246c9a..e98628e3868c 100644
> > > > > > > > > --- a/fs/f2fs/data.c
> > > > > > > > > +++ b/fs/f2fs/data.c
> > > > > > > > > @@ -3237,7 +3237,9 @@ static int __f2fs_write_data_pages(struct address_space *mapping,
> > > > > > > > > return ret;
> > > > > > > > > skip_write:
> > > > > > > > > - wbc->pages_skipped += get_dirty_pages(inode);
> > > > > > > > > + wbc->pages_skipped +=
> > > > > > > > > + mapping_tagged(inode->i_mapping, PAGECACHE_TAG_DIRTY) ?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Is there any race condition to get 0, if there's any dirty page? IOWs, it
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Quoted from Jing Xia's explanation:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > [T:writeback] [T:checkpoint]
> > > > > >
> > > > > > My bad, [1] should be here:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > bio contains NodeA was plugged in writeback threads
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > - do_writepages -- sync write inodeB, inc wb_sync_req[DATA]
> > > > > > > - f2fs_write_data_pages
> > > > > > > - f2fs_write_single_data_page -- write last dirty page
> > > > > > > - f2fs_do_write_data_page
> > > > > > > - set_page_writeback -- clear page dirty flag and
> > > > > > > PAGECACHE_TAG_DIRTY tag in radix tree
> > > > > > > - f2fs_outplace_write_data
> > > > > > > - f2fs_update_data_blkaddr
> > > > > > > - f2fs_wait_on_page_writeback -- wait NodeA to writeback here
> > > > > > > - inode_dec_dirty_pages
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > bio contains NodeA was plugged in writeback threads
> > > > > >
> > > > > > [1]
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > - writeback_sb_inodes
> > > > > > > - writeback_single_inode
> > > > > > > - do_writepages
> > > > > > > - f2fs_write_data_pages -- skip writepages due to wb_sync_req[DATA]
> > > > > > > - wbc->pages_skipped += get_dirty_pages() -- PAGECACHE_TAG_DIRTY is not set but get_dirty_pages() returns one
> > > > > > > - requeue_inode -- requeue inode to wb->b_dirty queue due to non-zero.pages_skipped
> > > > >
> > > > > So, my question was why this is the problem?
> > > >
> > > > kworker will loop writebacking this requeued inode.
> > >
> > > Does it make a problem?
> >
> > The problem here is kworker will loop for ever.
>
> Could you point out where it goes in the loop?

How can we have NodeA IO being stuck in the plug forever?
I think f2fs_write_node_pages() should have flushed it before.

>
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > seems the current condition is just requeuing the inode as dirty, but next
> > > > > > > > flushing time will remove it from dirty list. Is this giving too much overheads?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I prefer to let writeback thread call blk_flush_plug() after skipping
> > > > > > > writepages() due to wb_sync_req[DATA/NODE] check condition, thoughts?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > diff --git a/fs/f2fs/data.c b/fs/f2fs/data.c
> > > > > > > index 9f754aaef558..b6e1ed73f8f5 100644
> > > > > > > --- a/fs/f2fs/data.c
> > > > > > > +++ b/fs/f2fs/data.c
> > > > > > > @@ -3087,6 +3087,8 @@ static int f2fs_write_cache_pages(struct address_space *mapping,
> > > > > > > /* give a priority to WB_SYNC threads */
> > > > > > > if (atomic_read(&sbi->wb_sync_req[DATA]) &&
> > > > > > > wbc->sync_mode == WB_SYNC_NONE) {
> > > > > > > + if (current->plug)
> > > > > > > + blk_flush_plug(current->plug, false);
> > > > > > > done = 1;
> > > > > > > break;
> > > > > > > }
> > > > > > > diff --git a/fs/f2fs/node.c b/fs/f2fs/node.c
> > > > > > > index 556fcd8457f3..dd9a817d8dab 100644
> > > > > > > --- a/fs/f2fs/node.c
> > > > > > > +++ b/fs/f2fs/node.c
> > > > > > > @@ -1946,6 +1946,8 @@ int f2fs_sync_node_pages(struct f2fs_sb_info *sbi,
> > > > > > > if (atomic_read(&sbi->wb_sync_req[NODE]) &&
> > > > > > > wbc->sync_mode == WB_SYNC_NONE) {
> > > > > > > done = 1;
> > > > > > > + if (current->plug)
> > > > > > > + blk_flush_plug(current->plug, false);
> > > > > > > break;
> > > > > > > }
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > + get_dirty_pages(inode) : 0;
> > > > > > > > > trace_f2fs_writepages(mapping->host, wbc, DATA);
> > > > > > > > > return 0;
> > > > > > > > > }
> > > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > > 2.28.0
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
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