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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ext4: implement error handling of ext4_mb_new_preallocation()
On Mon, May 06, 2013 at 12:51:15AM +0400, Alexey Khoroshilov wrote:
> If memory allocation in ext4_mb_new_group_pa() is failed,
> it returns error code, ext4_mb_new_preallocation() propages it,
> but ext4_mb_new_blocks() ignores it.
>
> An observed result was:
> - allocation fail means ext4_mb_new_group_pa() does not update ext4_allocation_context;
> - ext4_mb_new_blocks() sets ext4_allocation_request->len (ar->len = ac->ac_b_ex.fe_len;)
> to number of blocks preallocated (512) instead of number of blocks requested (1);
> - that activates update cycle in ext4_splice_branch():
> for (i = 1; i < blks; i++) <-- blks is 512 instead of 1 here
> *(where->p + i) = cpu_to_le32(current_block++);
> - it iterates 511 times and corrupts a chunk of memory including inode structure;
> - page fault happens at EXT4_SB(inode->i_sb) in ext4_mark_inode_dirty();
> - system hangs with 'scheduling while atomic' BUG.
>
> The patch implements a check for ext4_mb_new_preallocation() error code
> and handles its failure as if ext4_mb_regular_allocator() fails.
>
> Found by Linux File System Verification project (linuxtesting.org).
>
> Signed-off-by: Alexey Khoroshilov <khoroshilov@ispras.ru>
> ---
> fs/ext4/mballoc.c | 15 ++++++++-------
> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
> index b1ed9e0..95c6b0d 100644
> --- a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
> +++ b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
> @@ -4401,17 +4401,18 @@ ext4_fsblk_t ext4_mb_new_blocks(handle_t *handle,
> repeat:
> /* allocate space in core */
> *errp = ext4_mb_regular_allocator(ac);
> + if (!*errp) {
> + /* as we've just preallocated more space than
> + * user requested orinally, we store allocated

"originally"

--D
> + * space in a special descriptor */
> + if (ac->ac_status == AC_STATUS_FOUND &&
> + ac->ac_o_ex.fe_len < ac->ac_b_ex.fe_len)
> + *errp = ext4_mb_new_preallocation(ac);
> + }
> if (*errp) {
> ext4_discard_allocated_blocks(ac);
> goto errout;
> }
> -
> - /* as we've just preallocated more space than
> - * user requested orinally, we store allocated
> - * space in a special descriptor */
> - if (ac->ac_status == AC_STATUS_FOUND &&
> - ac->ac_o_ex.fe_len < ac->ac_b_ex.fe_len)
> - ext4_mb_new_preallocation(ac);
> }
> if (likely(ac->ac_status == AC_STATUS_FOUND)) {
> *errp = ext4_mb_mark_diskspace_used(ac, handle, reserv_clstrs);
> --
> 1.7.9.5
>
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