path: root/fs/ext3/super.c
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authorEric Sandeen <sandeen@redhat.com>2013-07-31 14:33:00 -0500
committerJan Kara <jack@suse.cz>2013-07-31 22:11:15 +0200
commitcf7eff4666629de006c5ed78de79e40f483c3b06 (patch)
tree83248c91e87f0716c967414cb110340baca1d7c1 /fs/ext3/super.c
parentjbd: remove unneeded semicolon (diff)
ext3: allow specifying external journal by pathname mount option
It's always been a hassle that if an external journal's device number changes, the filesystem won't mount. And since boot-time enumeration can change, device number changes aren't unusual. The current mechanism to update the journal location is by passing in a mount option w/ a new devnum, but that's a hassle; it's a manual approach, fixing things after the fact. Adding a mount option, "-o journal_path=/dev/$DEVICE" would help, since then we can do i.e. # mount -o journal_path=/dev/disk/by-label/$JOURNAL_LABEL ... and it'll mount even if the devnum has changed, as shown here: # losetup /dev/loop0 journalfile # mke2fs -L mylabel-journal -O journal_dev /dev/loop0 # mkfs.ext3 -L mylabel -J device=/dev/loop0 /dev/sdb1 Change the journal device number: # losetup -d /dev/loop0 # losetup /dev/loop1 journalfile And today it will fail: # mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/test mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so # dmesg | tail -n 1 [17343.240702] EXT3-fs (sdb1): error: couldn't read superblock of external journal But with this new mount option, we can specify the new path: # mount -o journal_path=/dev/loop1 /dev/sdb1 /mnt/test # (which does update the encoded device number, incidentally): # umount /dev/sdb1 # dumpe2fs -h /dev/sdb1 | grep "Journal device" dumpe2fs 1.41.12 (17-May-2010) Journal device: 0x0701 But best of all we can just always mount by journal-path, and it'll always work: # mount -o journal_path=/dev/disk/by-label/mylabel-journal /dev/sdb1 /mnt/test # So the journal_path option can be specified in fstab, and as long as the disk is available somewhere, and findable by label (or by UUID), we can mount. Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/ext3/super.c')
1 files changed, 43 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/fs/ext3/super.c b/fs/ext3/super.c
index c47f14750722..c50c76190373 100644
--- a/fs/ext3/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext3/super.c
@@ -27,6 +27,7 @@
#include <linux/seq_file.h>
#include <linux/log2.h>
#include <linux/cleancache.h>
+#include <linux/namei.h>
#include <asm/uaccess.h>
@@ -819,6 +820,7 @@ enum {
Opt_user_xattr, Opt_nouser_xattr, Opt_acl, Opt_noacl,
Opt_reservation, Opt_noreservation, Opt_noload, Opt_nobh, Opt_bh,
Opt_commit, Opt_journal_update, Opt_journal_inum, Opt_journal_dev,
+ Opt_journal_path,
Opt_abort, Opt_data_journal, Opt_data_ordered, Opt_data_writeback,
Opt_data_err_abort, Opt_data_err_ignore,
Opt_usrjquota, Opt_grpjquota, Opt_offusrjquota, Opt_offgrpjquota,
@@ -860,6 +862,7 @@ static const match_table_t tokens = {
{Opt_journal_update, "journal=update"},
{Opt_journal_inum, "journal=%u"},
{Opt_journal_dev, "journal_dev=%u"},
+ {Opt_journal_path, "journal_path=%s"},
{Opt_abort, "abort"},
{Opt_data_journal, "data=journal"},
{Opt_data_ordered, "data=ordered"},
@@ -975,6 +978,11 @@ static int parse_options (char *options, struct super_block *sb,
int option;
kuid_t uid;
kgid_t gid;
+ char *journal_path;
+ struct inode *journal_inode;
+ struct path path;
+ int error;
int qfmt;
@@ -1129,6 +1137,41 @@ static int parse_options (char *options, struct super_block *sb,
return 0;
*journal_devnum = option;
+ case Opt_journal_path:
+ if (is_remount) {
+ ext3_msg(sb, KERN_ERR, "error: cannot specify "
+ "journal on remount");
+ return 0;
+ }
+ journal_path = match_strdup(&args[0]);
+ if (!journal_path) {
+ ext3_msg(sb, KERN_ERR, "error: could not dup "
+ "journal device string");
+ return 0;
+ }
+ error = kern_path(journal_path, LOOKUP_FOLLOW, &path);
+ if (error) {
+ ext3_msg(sb, KERN_ERR, "error: could not find "
+ "journal device path: error %d", error);
+ kfree(journal_path);
+ return 0;
+ }
+ journal_inode = path.dentry->d_inode;
+ if (!S_ISBLK(journal_inode->i_mode)) {
+ ext3_msg(sb, KERN_ERR, "error: journal path %s "
+ "is not a block device", journal_path);
+ path_put(&path);
+ kfree(journal_path);
+ return 0;
+ }
+ *journal_devnum = new_encode_dev(journal_inode->i_rdev);
+ path_put(&path);
+ kfree(journal_path);
+ break;
case Opt_noload:
set_opt (sbi->s_mount_opt, NOLOAD);