[lustre-devel] [PATCH 0/6] dcache/namei fixes for lustre

NeilBrown neilb at suse.com
Thu Oct 19 17:39:50 PDT 2017

On Sun, Aug 20 2017, James Simmons wrote:

>> This series is a revised version of two patches I sent
>> previously (one of which was sadly broken).
>> That patch has been broken into multiple parts for easy
>> review.  The other is included unchanged as the last of
>> this series.
>> I was drawn to look at this code due to the tests on
>> DCACHE_DISCONNECTED which are often wrong, and it turns out
>> they are used wrongly in lustre too.  Fixing one led to some
>> clean-up.  Fixing the other is straight forward.
>> A particular change here from the previous posting is
>> the first patch which tests for DCACHE_PAR_LOOKUP in ll_dcompare().
>> Without this patch, two threads can be looking up the same
>> name in a given directory in parallel.  This parallelism lead
>> to my concerns about needing improved locking in ll_splice_alias().
>> Instead of improving the locking, I now avoid the need for it
>> by fixing ll_dcompare.
>> This code passes basic "smoke tests".
>> Note that the cast to "struct dentry *" in the first patch is because
>> we have a "const struct dentry *" but d_in_lookup() requires a
>> pointer to a non-const structure.  I'll send a separate patch to
>> change d_in_lookup().
> To let you know this patch has been under going testing and we have a
> ticket open to track the progess:
> https://jira.hpdd.intel.com/browse/LU-9868
> Your patch did reveal that a piece of a fix landed earlier is missing :-(
> So currently the client can oops. I will send the fix shortly but this
> work will have to rebased after. As soon as we can get some cycles we will
> figure out what is going on. Thanks for helping out.

 what happened about this?  I had a look around the ticket and couldn't
 find anything about an oops.  If there is still a problem I'd be very
 happy to help work out what it is - but I don't know where to look.

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