Currently btrfs uses page Private2 bit to incidate if we have ordered extent for the page range.
But the lifespan of it is not consistent, during regular writeback path, there are two locations to clear the same PagePrivate2: T ----- Page marked Dirty | + ----- Page marked Private2, through btrfs_run_dealloc_range() | + ----- Page cleared Private2, through btrfs_writepage_cow_fixup() | in __extent_writepage_io() | ^^^ Private2 cleared for the first time | + ----- Page marked Writeback, through btrfs_set_range_writeback() | in __extent_writepage_io(). | + ----- Page cleared Private2, through | btrfs_writepage_endio_finish_ordered() | ^^^ Private2 cleared for the second time. | + ----- Page cleared Writeback, through btrfs_writepage_endio_finish_ordered() Currently PagePrivate2 is mostly to prevent ordered extent accounting being executed for both endio and invalidatepage. Thus only the one who cleared page Private2 is responsible for ordered extent accounting. But the fact is, in btrfs_writepage_endio_finish_ordered(), page Private2 is cleared and ordered extent accounting is executed unconditionally. The race prevention only happens through btrfs_invalidatepage(), where we wait the page writeback first, before checking the Private2 bit. This means, Private2 is also protected by Writeback bit, and there is no need for btrfs_writepage_cow_fixup() to clear Priavte2. This patch will change btrfs_writepage_cow_fixup() to just check PagePrivate2, not to clear it. The clear will happen either in btrfs_invalidatepage() or btrfs_writepage_endio_finish_ordered(). This makes the Private2 bit easier to understand, just meaning the page has unfinished ordered extent attached to it. Signed-off-by: Qu Wenruo <w...@suse.com> --- fs/btrfs/inode.c | 2 +- 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-) diff --git a/fs/btrfs/inode.c b/fs/btrfs/inode.c index 93bb7c0482ba..e237b6ed27c0 100644 --- a/fs/btrfs/inode.c +++ b/fs/btrfs/inode.c @@ -2679,7 +2679,7 @@ int btrfs_writepage_cow_fixup(struct page *page, u64 start, u64 end) struct btrfs_writepage_fixup *fixup; /* this page is properly in the ordered list */ - if (TestClearPagePrivate2(page)) + if (PagePrivate2(page)) return 0; /* -- 2.31.1