[PATCH v7 2/2] mm, netfs, fscache: Stop read optimisation when folio removed from pagecache

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Fscache has an optimisation by which reads from the cache are skipped until
we know that (a) there's data there to be read and (b) that data isn't
entirely covered by pages resident in the netfs pagecache.  This is done
with two flags manipulated by fscache_note_page_release():

	if (...
	    test_bit(FSCACHE_COOKIE_HAVE_DATA, &cookie->flags) &&
	    test_bit(FSCACHE_COOKIE_NO_DATA_TO_READ, &cookie->flags))
		clear_bit(FSCACHE_COOKIE_NO_DATA_TO_READ, &cookie->flags);

where the NO_DATA_TO_READ flag causes cachefiles_prepare_read() to indicate
that netfslib should download from the server or clear the page instead.

The fscache_note_page_release() function is intended to be called from
->releasepage() - but that only gets called if PG_private or PG_private_2
is set - and currently the former is at the discretion of the network
filesystem and the latter is only set whilst a page is being written to the
cache, so sometimes we miss clearing the optimisation.

Fix this by following Willy's suggestion[1] and adding an address_space
flag, AS_RELEASE_ALWAYS, that causes filemap_release_folio() to always call
->release_folio() if it's set, even if PG_private or PG_private_2 aren't

Note that this would require folio_test_private() and page_has_private() to
become more complicated.  To avoid that, in the places[*] where these are
used to conditionalise calls to filemap_release_folio() and
try_to_release_page(), the tests are removed the those functions just
jumped to unconditionally and the test is performed there.

[*] There are some exceptions in vmscan.c where the check guards more than
just a call to the releaser.  I've added a function, folio_needs_release()
to wrap all the checks for that.

AS_RELEASE_ALWAYS should be set if a non-NULL cookie is obtained from
fscache and cleared in ->evict_inode() before truncate_inode_pages_final()
is called.

Additionally, the FSCACHE_COOKIE_NO_DATA_TO_READ flag needs to be cleared
and the optimisation cancelled if a cachefiles object already contains data
when we open it.

Fixes: 1f67e6d0b188 ("fscache: Provide a function to note the release of a page")
Fixes: 047487c947e8 ("cachefiles: Implement the I/O routines")
Reported-by: Rohith Surabattula <rohiths.msft@xxxxxxxxx>
Suggested-by: Matthew Wilcox <willy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@xxxxxxxxxx>
cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
cc: Steve French <sfrench@xxxxxxxxx>
cc: Shyam Prasad N <nspmangalore@xxxxxxxxx>
cc: Rohith Surabattula <rohiths.msft@xxxxxxxxx>
cc: Dave Wysochanski <dwysocha@xxxxxxxxxx>
cc: Dominique Martinet <asmadeus@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
cc: Ilya Dryomov <idryomov@xxxxxxxxx>
cc: linux-cachefs@xxxxxxxxxx
cc: linux-cifs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
cc: linux-afs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
cc: v9fs-developer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
cc: ceph-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
cc: linux-nfs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
cc: linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
cc: linux-mm@xxxxxxxxx

    ver #7)
     - Make NFS set AS_RELEASE_ALWAYS.
    ver #4)
     - Split out merging of folio_has_private()/filemap_release_folio() call
       pairs into a preceding patch.
     - Don't need to clear AS_RELEASE_ALWAYS in ->evict_inode().
    ver #3)
     - Fixed mapping_clear_release_always() to use clear_bit() not set_bit().
     - Moved a '&&' to the correct line.
    ver #2)
     - Rewrote entirely according to Willy's suggestion[1].

 fs/9p/cache.c           |  2 ++
 fs/afs/internal.h       |  2 ++
 fs/cachefiles/namei.c   |  2 ++
 fs/ceph/cache.c         |  2 ++
 fs/nfs/fscache.c        |  3 +++
 fs/smb/client/fscache.c |  2 ++
 include/linux/pagemap.h | 16 ++++++++++++++++
 mm/internal.h           |  5 ++++-
 8 files changed, 33 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/9p/cache.c b/fs/9p/cache.c
index cebba4eaa0b5..12c0ae29f185 100644
--- a/fs/9p/cache.c
+++ b/fs/9p/cache.c
@@ -68,6 +68,8 @@ void v9fs_cache_inode_get_cookie(struct inode *inode)
 				       &path, sizeof(path),
 				       &version, sizeof(version),
+	if (v9inode->netfs.cache)
+		mapping_set_release_always(inode->i_mapping);
 	p9_debug(P9_DEBUG_FSC, "inode %p get cookie %p\n",
 		 inode, v9fs_inode_cookie(v9inode));
diff --git a/fs/afs/internal.h b/fs/afs/internal.h
index 9d3d64921106..da73b97e19a9 100644
--- a/fs/afs/internal.h
+++ b/fs/afs/internal.h
@@ -681,6 +681,8 @@ static inline void afs_vnode_set_cache(struct afs_vnode *vnode,
 	vnode->netfs.cache = cookie;
+	if (cookie)
+		mapping_set_release_always(vnode->netfs.inode.i_mapping);
diff --git a/fs/cachefiles/namei.c b/fs/cachefiles/namei.c
index d9d22d0ec38a..7bf7a5fcc045 100644
--- a/fs/cachefiles/namei.c
+++ b/fs/cachefiles/namei.c
@@ -585,6 +585,8 @@ static bool cachefiles_open_file(struct cachefiles_object *object,
 	if (ret < 0)
 		goto check_failed;
+	clear_bit(FSCACHE_COOKIE_NO_DATA_TO_READ, &object->cookie->flags);
 	object->file = file;
 	/* Always update the atime on an object we've just looked up (this is
diff --git a/fs/ceph/cache.c b/fs/ceph/cache.c
index 177d8e8d73fe..de1dee46d3df 100644
--- a/fs/ceph/cache.c
+++ b/fs/ceph/cache.c
@@ -36,6 +36,8 @@ void ceph_fscache_register_inode_cookie(struct inode *inode)
 				       &ci->i_vino, sizeof(ci->i_vino),
 				       &ci->i_version, sizeof(ci->i_version),
+	if (ci->netfs.cache)
+		mapping_set_release_always(inode->i_mapping);
 void ceph_fscache_unregister_inode_cookie(struct ceph_inode_info *ci)
diff --git a/fs/nfs/fscache.c b/fs/nfs/fscache.c
index 8c35d88a84b1..b05717fe0d4e 100644
--- a/fs/nfs/fscache.c
+++ b/fs/nfs/fscache.c
@@ -180,6 +180,9 @@ void nfs_fscache_init_inode(struct inode *inode)
 					       &auxdata,      /* aux_data */
+	if (netfs_inode(inode)->cache)
+		mapping_set_release_always(inode->i_mapping);
diff --git a/fs/smb/client/fscache.c b/fs/smb/client/fscache.c
index 8f6909d633da..3677525ee993 100644
--- a/fs/smb/client/fscache.c
+++ b/fs/smb/client/fscache.c
@@ -108,6 +108,8 @@ void cifs_fscache_get_inode_cookie(struct inode *inode)
 				       &cifsi->uniqueid, sizeof(cifsi->uniqueid),
 				       &cd, sizeof(cd),
+	if (cifsi->netfs.cache)
+		mapping_set_release_always(inode->i_mapping);
 void cifs_fscache_unuse_inode_cookie(struct inode *inode, bool update)
diff --git a/include/linux/pagemap.h b/include/linux/pagemap.h
index a56308a9d1a4..a1176ceb4a0c 100644
--- a/include/linux/pagemap.h
+++ b/include/linux/pagemap.h
@@ -199,6 +199,7 @@ enum mapping_flags {
 	/* writeback related tags are not used */
+	AS_RELEASE_ALWAYS,	/* Call ->release_folio(), even if no private data */
@@ -269,6 +270,21 @@ static inline int mapping_use_writeback_tags(struct address_space *mapping)
 	return !test_bit(AS_NO_WRITEBACK_TAGS, &mapping->flags);
+static inline bool mapping_release_always(const struct address_space *mapping)
+	return test_bit(AS_RELEASE_ALWAYS, &mapping->flags);
+static inline void mapping_set_release_always(struct address_space *mapping)
+	set_bit(AS_RELEASE_ALWAYS, &mapping->flags);
+static inline void mapping_clear_release_always(struct address_space *mapping)
+	clear_bit(AS_RELEASE_ALWAYS, &mapping->flags);
 static inline gfp_t mapping_gfp_mask(struct address_space * mapping)
 	return mapping->gfp_mask;
diff --git a/mm/internal.h b/mm/internal.h
index a76314764d8c..86aef26df905 100644
--- a/mm/internal.h
+++ b/mm/internal.h
@@ -175,7 +175,10 @@ static inline void set_page_refcounted(struct page *page)
 static inline bool folio_needs_release(struct folio *folio)
-	return folio_has_private(folio);
+	struct address_space *mapping = folio->mapping;
+	return folio_has_private(folio) ||
+		(mapping && mapping_release_always(mapping));
 extern unsigned long highest_memmap_pfn;
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