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Subject[patch 1/9] fs: make sure data stored into inode is properly seen before unlocking new inode
2.6.27-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

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From: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>

commit 580be0837a7a59b207c3d5c661d044d8dd0a6a30 upstream.

In theory it could happen that on one CPU we initialize a new inode but
clearing of I_NEW | I_LOCK gets reordered before some of the
initialization. Thus on another CPU we return not fully uptodate inode
from iget_locked().
This seems to fix a corruption issue on ext3 mounted over NFS.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: add some commentary]
Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
fs/inode.c | 14 ++++++++------
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
--- a/fs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/inode.c
@@ -590,13 +590,15 @@ void unlock_new_inode(struct inode *inod
}
#endif
/*
- * This is special! We do not need the spinlock
- * when clearing I_LOCK, because we're guaranteed
- * that nobody else tries to do anything about the
- * state of the inode when it is locked, as we
- * just created it (so there can be no old holders
- * that haven't tested I_LOCK).
+ * This is special! We do not need the spinlock when clearing I_LOCK,
+ * because we're guaranteed that nobody else tries to do anything about
+ * the state of the inode when it is locked, as we just created it (so
+ * there can be no old holders that haven't tested I_LOCK).
+ * However we must emit the memory barrier so that other CPUs reliably
+ * see the clearing of I_LOCK after the other inode initialisation has
+ * completed.
*/
+ smp_mb();
WARN_ON((inode->i_state & (I_LOCK|I_NEW)) != (I_LOCK|I_NEW));
inode->i_state &= ~(I_LOCK|I_NEW);
wake_up_inode(inode);



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