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Subject[39/93] md: fix degraded calculation when starting a reshape.
2.6.32-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: NeilBrown <>

commit 9eb07c259207d048e3ee8be2a77b2a4680b1edd4 upstream.

This code was written long ago when it was not possible to
reshape a degraded array. Now it is so the current level of
degraded-ness needs to be taken in to account. Also newly addded
devices should only reduce degradedness if they are deemed to be

In particular, if you convert a RAID5 to a RAID6, and increase the
number of devices at the same time, then the 5->6 conversion will
make the array degraded so the current code will produce a wrong
value for 'degraded' - "-1" to be precise.

If the reshape runs to completion end_reshape will calculate a correct
new value for 'degraded', but if a device fails during the reshape an
incorrect decision might be made based on the incorrect value of

This patch is suitable for 2.6.32-stable and if they are still open,
2.6.31-stable and 2.6.30-stable as well.

Reported-by: Michael Evans <>
Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

drivers/md/raid5.c | 11 +++++++----
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/md/raid5.c
+++ b/drivers/md/raid5.c
@@ -5432,11 +5432,11 @@ static int raid5_start_reshape(mddev_t *
!test_bit(Faulty, &rdev->flags)) {
if (raid5_add_disk(mddev, rdev) == 0) {
char nm[20];
- if (rdev->raid_disk >= conf->previous_raid_disks)
+ if (rdev->raid_disk >= conf->previous_raid_disks) {
set_bit(In_sync, &rdev->flags);
- else
+ added_devices++;
+ } else
rdev->recovery_offset = 0;
- added_devices++;
sprintf(nm, "rd%d", rdev->raid_disk);
if (sysfs_create_link(&mddev->kobj,
&rdev->kobj, nm))
@@ -5448,9 +5448,12 @@ static int raid5_start_reshape(mddev_t *

+ /* When a reshape changes the number of devices, ->degraded
+ * is measured against the large of the pre and post number of
+ * devices.*/
if (mddev->delta_disks > 0) {
spin_lock_irqsave(&conf->device_lock, flags);
- mddev->degraded = (conf->raid_disks - conf->previous_raid_disks)
+ mddev->degraded += (conf->raid_disks - conf->previous_raid_disks)
- added_devices;
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&conf->device_lock, flags);

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