[LTP] [PATCH] syscalls/preadv203: Add basic RWF_NOWAIT test

Vijay Kumar vijaykumar@bravegnu.org
Wed Feb 6 09:36:11 CET 2019

On Monday 28 January 2019 07:16 PM, Cyril Hrubis wrote:

> From: Cyril Hrubis <chrubis@suse.cz>
> We are attempting to trigger the EAGAIN path for the RWF_NOWAIT flag.
> In order to do so the test runs three threads:
> * nowait_reader: reads from a random offset from a random file with
>                   RWF_NOWAIT flag and expects to get EAGAIN and short
>                   read sooner or later
> * writer_thread: rewrites random file in order to keep the underlying device
>                   bussy so that pages evicted from cache cannot be faulted
>                   immediatelly
> * cache_dropper: attempts to evict pages from a cache in order for reader to
>                   hit evicted page sooner or later
> Signed-off-by: Cyril Hrubis <chrubis@suse.cz>
> CC: Jiri Kosina <jikos@kernel.org>
> CC: Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>
> CC: kernel list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
> CC: Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>
> ---
> I was wondering if we can do a better job at flushing the caches. Is
> there an interface for flusing caches just for the device we are using
> for the test?

Will the BLKFLSBUF ioctl be suitable for this purpose?


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