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Subject[63/63] ext4: skip orphan cleanup if fs has unknown ROCOMPAT features
2.6.38-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: Amir Goldstein <>

commit d39195c33bb1b5fdcb0f416e8a0b34bfdb07a027 upstream.

Orphan cleanup is currently executed even if the file system has some
number of unknown ROCOMPAT features, which deletes inodes and frees
blocks, which could be very bad for some RO_COMPAT features,
especially the SNAPSHOT feature.

This patch skips the orphan cleanup if it contains readonly compatible
features not known by this ext4 implementation, which would prevent
the fs from being mounted (or remounted) readwrite.

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

fs/ext4/super.c | 8 ++++++++
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

--- a/fs/ext4/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
@@ -75,6 +75,7 @@ static void ext4_write_super(struct supe
static int ext4_freeze(struct super_block *sb);
static struct dentry *ext4_mount(struct file_system_type *fs_type, int flags,
const char *dev_name, void *data);
+static int ext4_feature_set_ok(struct super_block *sb, int readonly);
static void ext4_destroy_lazyinit_thread(void);
static void ext4_unregister_li_request(struct super_block *sb);
static void ext4_clear_request_list(void);
@@ -2120,6 +2121,13 @@ static void ext4_orphan_cleanup(struct s

+ /* Check if feature set would not allow a r/w mount */
+ if (!ext4_feature_set_ok(sb, 0)) {
+ ext4_msg(sb, KERN_INFO, "Skipping orphan cleanup due to "
+ "unknown ROCOMPAT features");
+ return;
+ }
if (EXT4_SB(sb)->s_mount_state & EXT4_ERROR_FS) {
if (es->s_last_orphan)
jbd_debug(1, "Errors on filesystem, "

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