Commit 6ddab3b9 authored by Peter Zijlstra's avatar Peter Zijlstra Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] mm: swap write failure fixup



Currently we can silently drop data if the write to swap failed.  It
usually doesn't result in data-corruption because on page-in the process
will receive SIGBUS (assuming write-failure implies read-failure).

This assumption might or might not be valid.

This patch will avoid the page being discarded after a failed write.  But
will print a warning the sysadmin _should_ take to heart, if a lot of swap
space becomes un-writeable, OOM is not far off.

Tested by making the write fail 'randomly' once every 50 writes or so.

[akpm@osdl.org: printk warning fix]
Signed-off-by: default avatarPeter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
parent ca5f9703
......@@ -52,8 +52,23 @@ static int end_swap_bio_write(struct bio *bio, unsigned int bytes_done, int err)
if (bio->bi_size)
return 1;
if (!uptodate)
if (!uptodate) {
SetPageError(page);
/*
* We failed to write the page out to swap-space.
* Re-dirty the page in order to avoid it being reclaimed.
* Also print a dire warning that things will go BAD (tm)
* very quickly.
*
* Also clear PG_reclaim to avoid rotate_reclaimable_page()
*/
set_page_dirty(page);
printk(KERN_ALERT "Write-error on swap-device (%u:%u:%Lu)\n",
imajor(bio->bi_bdev->bd_inode),
iminor(bio->bi_bdev->bd_inode),
(unsigned long long)bio->bi_sector);
ClearPageReclaim(page);
}
end_page_writeback(page);
bio_put(bio);
return 0;
......@@ -70,6 +85,10 @@ static int end_swap_bio_read(struct bio *bio, unsigned int bytes_done, int err)
if (!uptodate) {
SetPageError(page);
ClearPageUptodate(page);
printk(KERN_ALERT "Read-error on swap-device (%u:%u:%Lu)\n",
imajor(bio->bi_bdev->bd_inode),
iminor(bio->bi_bdev->bd_inode),
(unsigned long long)bio->bi_sector);
} else {
SetPageUptodate(page);
}
......
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