ext4: fix rename whiteout with fast commit

This patch adds rename whiteout support in fast commits. Note that the
whiteout object that gets created is actually char device. Which
imples, the function ext4_inode_journal_mode(struct inode *inode)
would return "JOURNAL_DATA" for this inode. This has a consequence in
fast commit code that it will make creation of the whiteout object a
fast-commit ineligible behavior and thus will fall back to full
commits. With this patch, this can be observed by running fast commits
with rename whiteout and seeing the stats generated by ext4_fc_stats
tracepoint as follows:

ext4_fc_stats: dev 254:32 fc ineligible reasons:
num_commits:6, ineligible: 6, numblks: 3

So in short, this patch guarantees that in case of rename whiteout, we
fall back to full commits.

Amir mentioned that instead of creating a new whiteout object for
every rename, we can create a static whiteout object with irrelevant
nlink. That will make fast commits to not fall back to full
commit. But until this happens, this patch will ensure correctness by
falling back to full commits.

Fixes: 8016e29f4362 ("ext4: fast commit recovery path")
Cc: stable@kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Harshad Shirwadkar <harshadshirwadkar@gmail.com>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20210316221921.1124955-1-harshadshirwadkar@gmail.com
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
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