Re: [PATCH] fs/dcache.c: re-add cond_resched() in shrink_dcache_parent()
- Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:02:06 +0100
- From: Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] fs/dcache.c: re-add cond_resched() in shrink_dcache_parent()
On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 10:00:29AM +0300, Nikolay Borisov wrote:
> On 14.04.2018 00:14, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:28:23 -0700 Khazhismel Kumykov <khazhy@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> shrink_dcache_parent may spin waiting for a parallel shrink_dentry_list.
> >> In this case we may have 0 dentries to dispose, so we will never
> >> schedule out while waiting for the parallel shrink_dentry_list to
> >> complete.
> >> Tested that this fixes syzbot reports of stalls in shrink_dcache_parent()
> > Well I guess the patch is OK as a stopgap, but things seem fairly
> > messed up in there. shrink_dcache_parent() shouldn't be doing a
> > busywait, waiting for the concurrent shrink_dentry_list().
> > Either we should be waiting (sleeping) for the concurrent operation to
> > complete or we should just bail out of shrink_dcache_parent(), perhaps
> > with
> > if (list_empty(&data.dispose))
> > break;
> > or similar. Dunno.
> I agree, however, not being a dcache expert I'd refrain from touching
> it, since it seems to be rather fragile. Perhaps Al could take a look in
"Bail out" is definitely a bad idea, "sleep"... what on? Especially
since there might be several evictions we are overlapping with...