On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 08:35:05PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 8:10 AM Matthew Wilcox
> On Thu, Mar 07, 2019 at 10:16:17PM -0800, Dan Williams wrote:
> > Hi Willy,
> > We're seeing a case where RocksDB hangs and becomes defunct when
> > trying to kill the process. v4.19 succeeds and v4.20 fails. Robert was
> > able to bisect this to commit b15cd800682f "dax: Convert page fault
> > handlers to XArray".
> > I see some direct usage of xa_index and wonder if there are some more
> > pmd fixups to do?
> > Other thoughts?
> I don't see why killing a process would have much to do with PMD
> misalignment. The symptoms (hanging on a signal) smell much more like
> leaving a locked entry in the tree. Is this easy to reproduce? Can you
> get /proc/$pid/stack for a hung task?
It's fairly easy to reproduce, I'll see if I can package up all the
dependencies into something that fails in a VM.
It's limited to xfs, no failure on ext4 to date.
The hung process appears to be:
That's completely internal to XFS. Every 30s the work is triggered
and it either does a log flush (if the fs is active) or it syncs the
superblock to clean the log and idle the filesystem. It has nothing
to do with user processes, and I don't see why killing a process has
any effect on what it does...
...and then the rest of the database processes grind to a halt from
Robert was kind enough to capture /proc/$pid/stack, but nothing interesting:
Much more useful would be:
# echo w > /proc/sysrq-trigger
And post the entire output of dmesg.