[lustre-devel] [PATCH 03/12] staging: lustre: llite: fix various issues with ll_splice_alias.

NeilBrown neilb at suse.com
Tue Jul 18 21:33:33 PDT 2017

On Tue, Jul 18 2017, Oleg Drokin wrote:

> Unfortunately this patch causes insta-crash on first stat call after mount.
> Sorry, I cannot dig into this deeper right this moment, but I will a bit later.

V.strange.  The crash suggests that the lock, and hence the inode, is
not initialized.  I cannot see how that might happen.

>> +		spin_lock(&lli->lli_lock);
>> +		new = ll_find_invalid_alias(inode, de);
>> +		if (!new)
>> +			d_add(de, inode);
>> +		spin_lock(&lli->lli_lock);

Had it not crashed, it would have deadlocked.  That second spin_lock()
should be spin_unlock() :-( I don't *think* that would have caused this crash...

> I am adding Al that we discussed this code at some length and he found no problems
> here, so I am a bit surprised by your findings.

I'd be very happy to read Al's thoughts.

> Also the reason we reinvent the d_splice_alias is because we need to
> splice not just directories, but also regular files.

I see that.  A key simplification I bring is that directories and
non-directories can be handled separately.  d_splice_alias() does
all we need for directories, and nothing useful for non-dirs.

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