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Re: Cleancache



On Wed, 8 Jun 2011 15:14:59 +0200, dexen deVries wrote:
> Hi list,
> 
> 
> there's that recent interesting addition to linux: `cleancache' (and 
> `zcache').
> I've enabled it for NILFS2 yesterday (in 3.0-rc2).
> It seemed to work for a while -- sensible numbers in 
> /sys/kernel/mm/cleancache/* 
> But it broke terribly after performing
> echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
> kernel reported NULL pointer dereference, IIRC. Ext4 works a-OK with that, so 
> my first guess waws NILFS2 is doing something funky with page allocation or 
> mapping.
> 
> Cleancache has own hooks into VFS, and for `normal' filesystem that's enough; 
> at least enough for ext3 and ext4 drivers to work reliably. On the other hand, 
> btrfs does something unusual with pages and they used extra cleancache hooks 
> for btrfs, IIRC.
> 
> Should I dig further, post backtraces or something?

Interesting.

Can you get a log of the oops ?

I may have time to look into the problem in this weekend.


Regards,
Ryusuke Konishi

 
> I believe using cleancache + zcache could be beneficial, especially for NILFS2 
> metadata like the DAT file; what are your thoughts on it?
> 
> 
> Regards,
> -- 
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