New code for 5.14:
- Refactor the buffer cache to use bulk page allocation
- Convert agnumber-based AG iteration to walk per-AG structures
- Clean up some unit conversions and other code warts
- Reduce spinlock contention in the directio fastpath
- Collapse all the inode cache walks into a single function
- Remove indirect function calls from the inode cache walk code
- Dramatically reduce the number of cache flushes sent when writing log
- Preserve inode sickness reports for longer
- Rename xfs_eofblocks since it controls inode cache walks
- Refactor the extended attribute code to prepare it for the addition
  of log intent items to make xattrs fully transactional
- A few fixes to earlier large patchsets
- Log recovery fixes so that we don't accidentally mark the log clean
  when log intent recovery fails
- Fix some latent SOB errors
- Clean up shutdown messages that get logged to dmesg
- Fix a regression in the online shrink code
- Fix a UAF in the buffer logging code if the fs goes offline
- Fix uninitialized error variables
- Fix a UAF in the CIL when commited log item callbacks race with a
- Fix a bug where the CIL could hang trying to push part of the log ring
  buffer that hasn't been filled yet
xfs: don't wait on future iclogs when pushing the CIL

The iclogbuf ring attached to the struct xlog is circular, hence the
first and last iclogs in the ring can only be determined by
comparing them against the log->l_iclog pointer.

In xfs_cil_push_work(), we want to wait on previous iclogs that were
issued so that we can flush them to stable storage with the commit
record write, and it simply waits on the previous iclog in the ring.
This, however, leads to CIL push hangs in generic/019 like so:

task:kworker/u33:0   state:D stack:12680 pid:    7 ppid:     2 flags:0x00004000
Workqueue: xfs-cil/pmem1 xlog_cil_push_work
Call Trace:
 ? wake_up_q+0xa0/0xa0
 ? _raw_spin_lock+0x15/0x20
 ? xfs_swap_extents+0x920/0x920
 ? rescuer_thread+0x3c0/0x3c0
 ? __kthread_bind_mask+0x70/0x70

With other threads blocking in either xlog_state_get_iclog_space()
waiting for iclog space or xlog_grant_head_wait() waiting for log
reservation space.

The problem here is that the previous iclog on the ring might
actually be a future iclog. That is, if log->l_iclog points at
commit_iclog, commit_iclog is the first (oldest) iclog in the ring
and there are no previous iclogs pending as they have all completed
their IO and been activated again. IOWs, commit_iclog->ic_prev
points to an iclog that will be written in the future, not one that
has been written in the past.

Hence, in this case, waiting on the ->ic_prev iclog is incorrect
behaviour, and depending on the state of the future iclog, we can
end up with a circular ABA wait cycle and we hang.

The fix is made more complex by the fact that many iclogs states
cannot be used to determine if the iclog is a past or future iclog.
Hence we have to determine past iclogs by checking the LSN of the
iclog rather than their state. A past ACTIVE iclog will have a LSN
of zero, while a future ACTIVE iclog will have a LSN greater than
the current iclog. We don't wait on either of these cases.

Similarly, a future iclog that hasn't completed IO will have an LSN
greater than the current iclog and so we don't wait on them. A past
iclog that is still undergoing IO completion will have a LSN less
than the current iclog and those are the only iclogs that we need to
wait on.

Hence we can use the iclog LSN to determine what iclogs we need to
wait on here.

Fixes: 5fd9256ce156 ("xfs: separate CIL commit record IO")
Reported-by: Brian Foster <>
Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <>
Reviewed-by: Brian Foster <>
Reviewed-by: Darrick J. Wong <>
Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <>
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