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fusefs: fix mmap'd writes in direct_io mode
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Authored by asomers on Sep 20 2020, 3:15 AM.

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fusefs: fix mmap'd writes in direct_io mode

If a FUSE server returns FOPEN_DIRECT_IO in response to FUSE_OPEN, that
instructs the kernel to bypass the page cache for that file. This feature
is also known by libfuse's name: "direct_io".

However, when accessing a file via mmap, there is no possible way to bypass
the cache completely. This change fixes a deadlock that would happen when
an mmap'd write tried to invalidate a portion of the cache, wrongly assuming
that a write couldn't possibly come from cache if direct_io were set.

Arguably, we could instead disable mmap for files with FOPEN_DIRECT_IO set.
But allowing it is less likely to cause user complaints, and is more in
keeping with the spirit of open(2), where O_DIRECT instructs the kernel to
"reduce", not "eliminate" cache effects.

PR: 247276

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regression test included

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