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Subject[PATCH 3.16.y-ckt 003/144] dm thin: fix to consistently zero-fill reads to unprovisioned blocks
3.16.7-ckt10 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Joe Thornber <>

commit 5f027a3bf184d1d36e68745f7cd3718a8b879cc0 upstream.

It was always intended that a read to an unprovisioned block will return
zeroes regardless of whether the pool is in read-only or read-write
mode. thin_bio_map() was inconsistent with its handling of such reads
when the pool is in read-only mode, it now properly zero-fills the bios
it returns in response to unprovisioned block reads.

Eliminate thin_bio_map()'s special read-only mode handling of -ENODATA
and just allow the IO to be deferred to the worker which will result in
pool->process_bio() handling the IO (which already properly zero-fills
reads to unprovisioned blocks).

Reported-by: Eric Sandeen <>
Signed-off-by: Joe Thornber <>
Signed-off-by: Mike Snitzer <>
[ luis: backported to 3.16: adjusted context ]
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <>
drivers/md/dm-thin.c | 11 -----------
1 file changed, 11 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-thin.c b/drivers/md/dm-thin.c
index add44f5a87b1..7924c3987cde 100644
--- a/drivers/md/dm-thin.c
+++ b/drivers/md/dm-thin.c
@@ -1938,17 +1938,6 @@ static int thin_bio_map(struct dm_target *ti, struct bio *bio)

case -ENODATA:
- if (get_pool_mode(tc->pool) == PM_READ_ONLY) {
- /*
- * This block isn't provisioned, and we have no way
- * of doing so.
- */
- handle_unserviceable_bio(tc->pool, bio);
- cell_defer_no_holder_no_free(tc, &cell1);
- }
- /* fall through */
* In future, the failed dm_thin_find_block above could

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