Re: [PATCH 1/2] fs: truncate blocks outside i_size after generic_file_direct_write error

From: Dmitri Monakhov
Date: Mon Oct 20 2008 - 09:44:39 EST

Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Dmitri Monakhov <dmonakhov@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> We need to remove block that was allocated in generic_file_direct_write()
>> if we fail. We have to do it *regardless* to blocksize. At least ext2,
>> ext3 and reiserfs interpret (i_size < biggest block) condition as error.
>> Fsck will complain about wrong i_size. Then fsck will fix the error
>> by changing i_size according to the biggest block. This is bad because
>> this blocks contain gurbage from previous write attempt. And result in
>> data corruption.
>> In order to call vmtruncate() we have to hold host->i_mutex. This is true
>> for generic_file_aio_write(). In fact occasionally it is also true for all
>> generic_file_aio_write_nolock() callers except blockdev. But this situation
>> may change someday. This patch fix only generic_write_aio_write() case.
>> BTW: update generic_file_direct_write's comment with currently outdated.
> Do you have a test case for this, by any chance?
Off courre.
$touch /mnt/test/BIG_FILE
## at this moment /mnt/test/BIG_FILE size and blocks equal to zero
open("/mnt/test/BIG_FILE", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_DIRECT, 0666) = 3
write(3, "aaaaaaaaaaaa"..., 104857600) = -1 ENOSPC (No space left on device)
## size and block sould't be changed because write op failed.
$stat /mnt/test/BIG_FILE
File: `/mnt/test/BIG_FILE'
Size: 0 Blocks: 110896 IO Block: 1024 regular empty file
<<<<<<<<^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^file size is less than biggest block idx
Device: fe07h/65031d Inode: 14 Links: 1
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)
Access: 2007-01-24 20:03:38.000000000 +0300
Modify: 2007-01-24 20:03:38.000000000 +0300
Change: 2007-01-24 20:03:39.000000000 +0300

#fsck.ext3 -f /dev/VG/test
e2fsck 1.39 (29-May-2006)
Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Inode 14, i_size is 0, should be 56556544. Fix<y>? yes
Pass 2: Checking directory structure

> Cheers,
> Jeff
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