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[PATCH 3.18 25/47] ext4: force inode writes when nfsd calls commit_metadata()




3.18-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@xxxxxxx>

commit fde872682e175743e0c3ef939c89e3c6008a1529 upstream.

Some time back, nfsd switched from calling vfs_fsync() to using a new
commit_metadata() hook in export_operations().  If the file system did
not provide a commit_metadata() hook, it fell back to using
sync_inode_metadata().  Unfortunately doesn't work on all file
systems.  In particular, it doesn't work on ext4 due to how the inode
gets journalled --- the VFS writeback code will not always call
ext4_write_inode().

So we need to provide our own ext4_nfs_commit_metdata() method which
calls ext4_write_inode() directly.

Google-Bug-Id: 121195940
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@xxxxxxx>
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

---
 fs/ext4/super.c             |   11 +++++++++++
 include/trace/events/ext4.h |   20 ++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 31 insertions(+)

--- a/fs/ext4/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
@@ -1034,6 +1034,16 @@ static struct dentry *ext4_fh_to_parent(
 				    ext4_nfs_get_inode);
 }
 
+static int ext4_nfs_commit_metadata(struct inode *inode)
+{
+	struct writeback_control wbc = {
+		.sync_mode = WB_SYNC_ALL
+	};
+
+	trace_ext4_nfs_commit_metadata(inode);
+	return ext4_write_inode(inode, &wbc);
+}
+
 /*
  * Try to release metadata pages (indirect blocks, directories) which are
  * mapped via the block device.  Since these pages could have journal heads
@@ -1135,6 +1145,7 @@ static const struct export_operations ex
 	.fh_to_dentry = ext4_fh_to_dentry,
 	.fh_to_parent = ext4_fh_to_parent,
 	.get_parent = ext4_get_parent,
+	.commit_metadata = ext4_nfs_commit_metadata,
 };
 
 enum {
--- a/include/trace/events/ext4.h
+++ b/include/trace/events/ext4.h
@@ -195,6 +195,26 @@ TRACE_EVENT(ext4_drop_inode,
 		  (unsigned long) __entry->ino, __entry->drop)
 );
 
+TRACE_EVENT(ext4_nfs_commit_metadata,
+	TP_PROTO(struct inode *inode),
+
+	TP_ARGS(inode),
+
+	TP_STRUCT__entry(
+		__field(	dev_t,	dev			)
+		__field(	ino_t,	ino			)
+	),
+
+	TP_fast_assign(
+		__entry->dev	= inode->i_sb->s_dev;
+		__entry->ino	= inode->i_ino;
+	),
+
+	TP_printk("dev %d,%d ino %lu",
+		  MAJOR(__entry->dev), MINOR(__entry->dev),
+		  (unsigned long) __entry->ino)
+);
+
 TRACE_EVENT(ext4_mark_inode_dirty,
 	TP_PROTO(struct inode *inode, unsigned long IP),