ZFS checksum errors on umass(4) insertion
scottl at samsco.org
Thu Apr 16 21:53:42 UTC 2009
John Baldwin wrote:
> On Thursday 16 April 2009 5:32:52 pm Scott Long wrote:
>> John Baldwin wrote:
>>> Can you please try http://www.FreeBSD.org/~jhb/patches/dma_pg.patch? This
>>> lines up with your analysis in that it fixes a problem in the bounce
>>> code that was introduced with the new USB stack (and only triggers when
>>> USB code has to use a bounce buffer).
>> As a data point, most normal I/O is not going to trigger this bug, even
>> if it gets bounced. I/O using O_DIRECT can, and GEOM discovery I/O can
>> as well. Since memory is allocated from the top of the system, I think
>> that the damage gets done early during boot, and then propagates out
>> over time as the system becomes busier.
> Hmm, are you sure regular I/O won't trigger it as well? All it takes is for
> any USB transfer that starts off within a page to get a page into a non-zero
> offset and later have a request >= PAGE_SIZE bounce. Since the VM is going
> to always ask for I/O to pages (e.g. GET/PUTPAGES) normal disk I/O would
> break if it uses the bad bounce page I think.
Sorry, I knew what I meant but didn't say it that well. Once it gets
triggered, it poisons that bounce page from thereon out, and any I/O
will be affected. But the only I/O that will typically trigger it is
GEOM scanning and O_DIRECT.
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