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authorTheodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>2019-01-31 23:41:11 -0500
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2019-02-15 08:09:13 +0100
commit850d47601371d800a4e8d46ac08a09c5c3aa3891 (patch)
tree9868ef7cbd9c6fdddb0f21460f49dfc582de9a44
parente0f784bf571528011a7421021f72dbe4bfe10a7c (diff)
Revert "ext4: use ext4_write_inode() when fsyncing w/o a journal"
commit 8fdd60f2ae3682caf2a7258626abc21eb4711892 upstream. This reverts commit ad211f3e94b314a910d4af03178a0b52a7d1ee0a. As Jan Kara pointed out, this change was unsafe since it means we lose the call to sync_mapping_buffers() in the nojournal case. The original point of the commit was avoid taking the inode mutex (since it causes a lockdep warning in generic/113); but we need the mutex in order to call sync_mapping_buffers(). The real fix to this problem was discussed here: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20181025150540.259281-4-bvanassche@acm.org The proposed patch was to fix a syzbot complaint, but the problem can also demonstrated via "kvm-xfstests -c nojournal generic/113". Multiple solutions were discused in the e-mail thread, but none have landed in the kernel as of this writing. Anyway, commit ad211f3e94b314 is absolutely the wrong way to suppress the lockdep, so revert it. Fixes: ad211f3e94b314a910d4af03178a0b52a7d1ee0a ("ext4: use ext4_write_inode() when fsyncing w/o a journal") Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> Reported: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
-rw-r--r--fs/ext4/fsync.c13
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/fs/ext4/fsync.c b/fs/ext4/fsync.c
index 712f00995390..5508baa11bb6 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/fsync.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/fsync.c
@@ -116,16 +116,8 @@ int ext4_sync_file(struct file *file, loff_t start, loff_t end, int datasync)
goto out;
}
- ret = file_write_and_wait_range(file, start, end);
- if (ret)
- return ret;
-
if (!journal) {
- struct writeback_control wbc = {
- .sync_mode = WB_SYNC_ALL
- };
-
- ret = ext4_write_inode(inode, &wbc);
+ ret = __generic_file_fsync(file, start, end, datasync);
if (!ret)
ret = ext4_sync_parent(inode);
if (test_opt(inode->i_sb, BARRIER))
@@ -133,6 +125,9 @@ int ext4_sync_file(struct file *file, loff_t start, loff_t end, int datasync)
goto out;
}
+ ret = file_write_and_wait_range(file, start, end);
+ if (ret)
+ return ret;
/*
* data=writeback,ordered:
* The caller's filemap_fdatawrite()/wait will sync the data.