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Subject[patch 096/104] ext4: calculate journal credits correctly
2.6.27-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

From: "Theodore Ts'o" <>

(cherry picked from commit ac51d83705c2a38c71f39cde99708b14e6212a60)

This fixes a 2.6.27 regression which was introduced in commit a02908f1.

We weren't passing the chunk parameter down to the two subections,
ext4_indirect_trans_blocks() and ext4_ext_index_trans_blocks(), with
the result that massively overestimate the amount of credits needed by
ext4_da_writepages, especially in the non-extents case. This causes
failures especially on /boot partitions, which tend to be small and
non-extent using since GRUB doesn't handle extents.

This patch fixes the bug reported by Joseph Fannin at:

Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

fs/ext4/inode.c | 5 +++--
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/fs/ext4/inode.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/inode.c
@@ -4444,9 +4444,10 @@ static int ext4_indirect_trans_blocks(st
static int ext4_index_trans_blocks(struct inode *inode, int nrblocks, int chunk)
if (!(EXT4_I(inode)->i_flags & EXT4_EXTENTS_FL))
- return ext4_indirect_trans_blocks(inode, nrblocks, 0);
- return ext4_ext_index_trans_blocks(inode, nrblocks, 0);
+ return ext4_indirect_trans_blocks(inode, nrblocks, chunk);
+ return ext4_ext_index_trans_blocks(inode, nrblocks, chunk);
* Account for index blocks, block groups bitmaps and block group
* descriptor blocks if modify datablocks and index blocks

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