On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 11:54:39AM +0800, Fengguang Wu wrote:
> > particular this bug is triggered because the dir mapping page has
> > PAGECACHE_TAG_DIRTY set and PG_dirty cleared, staying in an
> > inconsistent state.
> Just found that a deleted dir will enter that inconsistent state when
> someone still have reference to it...
Joerg, this patch fixed the bug for me :-)
clear PAGECACHE_TAG_DIRTY for truncated page in block_write_full_page()
The `truncated' page in block_write_full_page() may stick for a long time.
E.g. ext2_rmdir() will set i_size to 0. The dir may still be referenced by
someone, and have dirty pages in it.
So clear PAGECACHE_TAG_DIRTY to prevent pdflush from retrying and iowaiting on
Signed-off-by: Fengguang Wu <[email protected]>
fs/buffer.c | 2 ++
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+)
@@ -2820,7 +2820,9 @@ int block_write_full_page(struct page *p
* freeable here, so the page does not leak.
return 0; /* don't care */