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authorJan Kara <jack@suse.cz>2009-06-02 08:07:52 -0400
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>2009-06-15 09:40:34 -0700
commitd0df1b653152d0b502b00cc04623b7950626e5d6 (patch)
treebca227983d5872b06cb6388be73c01202849dec1
parent126cb774c1508c707243d4a971607e84fedc0db1 (diff)
jbd2: Update locking coments
(cherry picked from commit 86db97c87f744364d5889ca8a4134ca2048b8f83) Update information about locking in JBD2 revoke code. Inconsistency in comments found by Lin Tan <tammy000@gmail.com> CC: Lin Tan <tammy000@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
-rw-r--r--fs/jbd2/revoke.c24
1 files changed, 19 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/fs/jbd2/revoke.c b/fs/jbd2/revoke.c
index 257ff2625765..bbe6d592d8b3 100644
--- a/fs/jbd2/revoke.c
+++ b/fs/jbd2/revoke.c
@@ -55,6 +55,25 @@
* need do nothing.
* RevokeValid set, Revoked set:
* buffer has been revoked.
+ *
+ * Locking rules:
+ * We keep two hash tables of revoke records. One hashtable belongs to the
+ * running transaction (is pointed to by journal->j_revoke), the other one
+ * belongs to the committing transaction. Accesses to the second hash table
+ * happen only from the kjournald and no other thread touches this table. Also
+ * journal_switch_revoke_table() which switches which hashtable belongs to the
+ * running and which to the committing transaction is called only from
+ * kjournald. Therefore we need no locks when accessing the hashtable belonging
+ * to the committing transaction.
+ *
+ * All users operating on the hash table belonging to the running transaction
+ * have a handle to the transaction. Therefore they are safe from kjournald
+ * switching hash tables under them. For operations on the lists of entries in
+ * the hash table j_revoke_lock is used.
+ *
+ * Finally, also replay code uses the hash tables but at this moment noone else
+ * can touch them (filesystem isn't mounted yet) and hence no locking is
+ * needed.
*/
#ifndef __KERNEL__
@@ -401,8 +420,6 @@ int jbd2_journal_revoke(handle_t *handle, unsigned long long blocknr,
* the second time we would still have a pending revoke to cancel. So,
* do not trust the Revoked bit on buffers unless RevokeValid is also
* set.
- *
- * The caller must have the journal locked.
*/
int jbd2_journal_cancel_revoke(handle_t *handle, struct journal_head *jh)
{
@@ -480,10 +497,7 @@ void jbd2_journal_switch_revoke_table(journal_t *journal)
/*
* Write revoke records to the journal for all entries in the current
* revoke hash, deleting the entries as we go.
- *
- * Called with the journal lock held.
*/
-
void jbd2_journal_write_revoke_records(journal_t *journal,
transaction_t *transaction)
{