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Bug 232715

Summary: fix double AIO completion due to invalidate_inode_pages2 failure
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer>
Component: kernelAssignee: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Martin Jenner <mjenner>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 5.0CC: dzickus, jburke
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0959 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Flags
fix double AIO completion due to invalidate_inode_pages2_range failure none

Description Jeff Moyer 2007-03-16 19:39:01 UTC
Description of problem:
Before this patch we had the problem where this invalidation failure would
clobber -EIOCBQUEUED as it made its way from fs/direct-io.c to fs/aio.c.  Both
fs/aio.c and bio completion call aio_complete() and we reference freed memory,
usually oopsing.

This patch addresses this problem by invalidating before the write so that we
can cleanly return -EIO before ->direct_IO() has had a chance to return

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run the aio_dio_bugs tests in the autotest test suite.
Actual results:
Kernel panic

Expected results:
No kernel panic

Additional info:
Fix posted to lkml:

Comment 1 Jeff Moyer 2007-03-16 20:56:11 UTC
Created attachment 150279 [details]
fix double AIO completion due to invalidate_inode_pages2_range failure

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-03-16 21:04:26 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 5 Don Zickus 2007-06-16 00:32:12 UTC
in 2.6.18-27.el5
You can download this test kernel from

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2007-11-07 19:44:34 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.