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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-07-17 20:53:57 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-07-17 20:53:57 -0700
commit3f8476fe892c58c0583f98f17e98fd67c3fec466 (patch)
tree0787ca7ae13ef1937498c88de0ed0d09613087b5 /Documentation
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Merge tag 'dm-4.2-fixes-2' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/device-mapper/linux-dm
Pull device mapper fixes from Mike Snitzer: - revert a request-based DM core change that caused IO latency to increase and adversely impact both throughput and system load - fix for a use after free bug in DM core's device cleanup - a couple DM btree removal fixes (used by dm-thinp) - a DM thinp fix for order-5 allocation failure - a DM thinp fix to not degrade to read-only metadata mode when in out-of-data-space mode for longer than the 'no_space_timeout' - fix a long-standing oversight in both dm-thinp and dm-cache by now exporting 'needs_check' in status if it was set in metadata - fix an embarrassing dm-cache busy-loop that caused worker threads to eat cpu even if no IO was actively being issued to the cache device * tag 'dm-4.2-fixes-2' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/device-mapper/linux-dm: dm cache: avoid calls to prealloc_free_structs() if possible dm cache: avoid preallocation if no work in writeback_some_dirty_blocks() dm cache: do not wake_worker() in free_migration() dm cache: display 'needs_check' in status if it is set dm thin: display 'needs_check' in status if it is set dm thin: stay in out-of-data-space mode once no_space_timeout expires dm: fix use after free crash due to incorrect cleanup sequence Revert "dm: only run the queue on completion if congested or no requests pending" dm btree: silence lockdep lock inversion in dm_btree_del() dm thin: allocate the cell_sort_array dynamically dm btree remove: fix bug in redistribute3
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/device-mapper/cache.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/device-mapper/thin-provisioning.txt9
2 files changed, 14 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/device-mapper/cache.txt b/Documentation/device-mapper/cache.txt
index 82960cffbad3..785eab87aa71 100644
--- a/Documentation/device-mapper/cache.txt
+++ b/Documentation/device-mapper/cache.txt
@@ -258,6 +258,12 @@ cache metadata mode : ro if read-only, rw if read-write
no further I/O will be permitted and the status will just
contain the string 'Fail'. The userspace recovery tools
should then be used.
+needs_check : 'needs_check' if set, '-' if not set
+ A metadata operation has failed, resulting in the needs_check
+ flag being set in the metadata's superblock. The metadata
+ device must be deactivated and checked/repaired before the
+ cache can be made fully operational again. '-' indicates
+ needs_check is not set.
Messages
--------
diff --git a/Documentation/device-mapper/thin-provisioning.txt b/Documentation/device-mapper/thin-provisioning.txt
index 4f67578b2954..1699a55b7b70 100644
--- a/Documentation/device-mapper/thin-provisioning.txt
+++ b/Documentation/device-mapper/thin-provisioning.txt
@@ -296,7 +296,7 @@ ii) Status
underlying device. When this is enabled when loading the table,
it can get disabled if the underlying device doesn't support it.
- ro|rw
+ ro|rw|out_of_data_space
If the pool encounters certain types of device failures it will
drop into a read-only metadata mode in which no changes to
the pool metadata (like allocating new blocks) are permitted.
@@ -314,6 +314,13 @@ ii) Status
module parameter can be used to change this timeout -- it
defaults to 60 seconds but may be disabled using a value of 0.
+ needs_check
+ A metadata operation has failed, resulting in the needs_check
+ flag being set in the metadata's superblock. The metadata
+ device must be deactivated and checked/repaired before the
+ thin-pool can be made fully operational again. '-' indicates
+ needs_check is not set.
+
iii) Messages
create_thin <dev id>