path: root/fs/jbd/commit.c
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authorJosef Bacik <jbacik@redhat.com>2008-04-28 02:16:12 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-04-28 08:58:44 -0700
commit5b9a499d77e9dd39c9e6611ea10c56a31604f274 (patch)
treea3a2099c3abe67623aa52b803889d65855b28414 /fs/jbd/commit.c
parentjbd: fix the way the b_modified flag is cleared (diff)
jbd: fix possible journal overflow issues
There are several cases where the running transaction can get buffers added to its BJ_Metadata list which it never dirtied, which makes its t_nr_buffers counter end up larger than its t_outstanding_credits counter. This will cause issues when starting new transactions as while we are logging buffers we decrement t_outstanding_buffers, so when t_outstanding_buffers goes negative, we will report that we need less space in the journal than we actually need, so transactions will be started even though there may not be enough room for them. In the worst case scenario (which admittedly is almost impossible to reproduce) this will result in the journal running out of space. The fix is to only refile buffers from the committing transaction to the running transactions BJ_Modified list when b_modified is set on that journal, which is the only way to be sure if the running transaction has modified that buffer. This patch also fixes an accounting error in journal_forget, it is possible that we can call journal_forget on a buffer without having modified it, only gotten write access to it, so instead of freeing a credit, we only do so if the buffer was modified. The assert will help catch if this problem occurs. Without these two patches I could hit this assert within minutes of running postmark, with them this issue no longer arises. Thank you, Signed-off-by: Josef Bacik <jbacik@redhat.com> Cc: <linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org> Acked-by: Jan Kara <jack@ucw.cz> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/jbd/commit.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/fs/jbd/commit.c b/fs/jbd/commit.c
index d2f652e6e22e..cd931ef1f000 100644
--- a/fs/jbd/commit.c
+++ b/fs/jbd/commit.c
@@ -472,6 +472,9 @@ void journal_commit_transaction(journal_t *journal)
commit_transaction->t_state = T_COMMIT;
+ J_ASSERT(commit_transaction->t_nr_buffers <=
+ commit_transaction->t_outstanding_credits);
descriptor = NULL;
bufs = 0;
while (commit_transaction->t_buffers) {