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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/5] ext4: prevent data corruption with journaling + DAX
On Mon 11-09-17 23:05:23, Ross Zwisler wrote:
> The current code has the potential for data corruption when changing an
> inode's journaling mode, as that can result in a subsequent unsafe change
> in S_DAX.
>
> I've captured an instance of this data corruption in the following fstest:
>
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9948377/
>
> Prevent this data corruption from happening by disallowing changes to the
> journaling mode if the '-o dax' mount option was used. This means that for
> a given filesystem we could have a mix of inodes using either DAX or
> data journaling, but whatever state the inodes are in will be held for the
> duration of the mount.
>
> Signed-off-by: Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com>
> Suggested-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>

I guess this is fine for now to stop corrupting data so:

Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>

But I think we should work on more user friendly (i.e., permissive)
version.

Honza

> ---
> fs/ext4/inode.c | 5 -----
> fs/ext4/ioctl.c | 16 +++++++++++++---
> 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/ext4/inode.c b/fs/ext4/inode.c
> index e963508..3207333 100644
> --- a/fs/ext4/inode.c
> +++ b/fs/ext4/inode.c
> @@ -5971,11 +5971,6 @@ int ext4_change_inode_journal_flag(struct inode *inode, int val)
> ext4_clear_inode_flag(inode, EXT4_INODE_JOURNAL_DATA);
> }
> ext4_set_aops(inode);
> - /*
> - * Update inode->i_flags after EXT4_INODE_JOURNAL_DATA was updated.
> - * E.g. S_DAX may get cleared / set.
> - */
> - ext4_set_inode_flags(inode);
>
> jbd2_journal_unlock_updates(journal);
> percpu_up_write(&sbi->s_journal_flag_rwsem);
> diff --git a/fs/ext4/ioctl.c b/fs/ext4/ioctl.c
> index afb66d4..b0b754b 100644
> --- a/fs/ext4/ioctl.c
> +++ b/fs/ext4/ioctl.c
> @@ -290,10 +290,20 @@ static int ext4_ioctl_setflags(struct inode *inode,
> if (err)
> goto flags_out;
>
> - if ((jflag ^ oldflags) & (EXT4_JOURNAL_DATA_FL))
> + if ((jflag ^ oldflags) & (EXT4_JOURNAL_DATA_FL)) {
> + /*
> + * Changes to the journaling mode can cause unsafe changes to
> + * S_DAX if we are using the DAX mount option.
> + */
> + if (test_opt(inode->i_sb, DAX)) {
> + err = -EBUSY;
> + goto flags_out;
> + }
> +
> err = ext4_change_inode_journal_flag(inode, jflag);
> - if (err)
> - goto flags_out;
> + if (err)
> + goto flags_out;
> + }
> if (migrate) {
> if (flags & EXT4_EXTENTS_FL)
> err = ext4_ext_migrate(inode);
> --
> 2.9.5
>
--
Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>
SUSE Labs, CR

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