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Old 03-20-2009, 02:35 PM
Default (drop after 2.6.28) ext4: fix header check in ext4_ext_search_right() for deep extent trees

Bug #337246
"kernel bug corrupts filesystem on heavy parallel I/O"

Upstream has received a patch that fixes this issue via


I've confirmed it applies cleanly to Jaunty.

Please cherry-pick commit 395a87bfefbc400011417e9eaae33169f9f036c0

Author: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@redhat.com>
Date: Tue Mar 10 18:18:47 2009 -0400

ext4: fix header check in ext4_ext_search_right() for deep extent trees.

The ext4_ext_search_right() function is confusing; it uses a
"depth" variable which is 0 at the root and maximum at the leaves,
but the on-disk metadata uses a "depth" (actually eh_depth) which
is opposite: maximum at the root, and 0 at the leaves.

The ext4_ext_check_header() function is given a depth and checks
the header agaisnt that depth; it expects the on-disk semantics,
but we are giving it the opposite in the while loop in this
function. We should be giving it the on-disk notion of "depth"
which we can get from (p_depth - depth) - and if you look, the last
(more commonly hit) call to ext4_ext_check_header() does just this.

Sending in the wrong depth results in (incorrect) messages
about corruption:

EXT4-fs error (device sdb1): ext4_ext_search_right: bad header
in inode #2621457: unexpected eh_depth - magic f30a, entries 340,
max 340(0), depth 1(2)


Reported-by: David Dindorp <ddi@dubex.dk>
Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>

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