[patch 086/104] ext4: fix initialization of UNINIT bitmap blocks

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Dec 03 2008 - 15:25:03 EST

2.6.27-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

From: Frederic Bohe <frederic.bohe@xxxxxxxx>

(cherry picked from commit c806e68f5647109350ec546fee5b526962970fd2)

This fixes a bug which caused on-line resizing of filesystems with a
1k blocksize to fail. The root cause of this bug was the fact that if
an uninitalized bitmap block gets read in by userspace (which
e2fsprogs does try to avoid, but can happen when the blocksize is less
than the pagesize and an adjacent blocks is read into memory)
ext4_read_block_bitmap() was erroneously depending on the buffer
uptodate flag to decide whether it needed to initialize the bitmap
block in memory --- i.e., to set the standard set of blocks in use by
a block group (superblock, bitmaps, inode table, etc.). Essentially,
ext4_read_block_bitmap() assumed it was the only routine that might
try to read a block containing a block bitmap, which is simply not

To fix this, ext4_read_block_bitmap() and ext4_read_inode_bitmap()
must always initialize uninitialized bitmap blocks. Once a block or
inode is allocated out of that bitmap, it will be marked as
initialized in the block group descriptor, so in general this won't
result any extra unnecessary work.

Signed-off-by: Frederic Bohe <frederic.bohe@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@xxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxx>

fs/ext4/balloc.c | 4 +++-
fs/ext4/ialloc.c | 4 +++-
fs/ext4/mballoc.c | 4 +++-
3 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/fs/ext4/balloc.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/balloc.c
@@ -318,9 +318,11 @@ ext4_read_block_bitmap(struct super_bloc
block_group, bitmap_blk);
return NULL;
- if (bh_uptodate_or_lock(bh))
+ if (buffer_uptodate(bh) &&
+ !(desc->bg_flags & cpu_to_le16(EXT4_BG_BLOCK_UNINIT)))
return bh;

+ lock_buffer(bh);
spin_lock(sb_bgl_lock(EXT4_SB(sb), block_group));
if (desc->bg_flags & cpu_to_le16(EXT4_BG_BLOCK_UNINIT)) {
ext4_init_block_bitmap(sb, bh, block_group, desc);
--- a/fs/ext4/ialloc.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/ialloc.c
@@ -115,9 +115,11 @@ ext4_read_inode_bitmap(struct super_bloc
block_group, bitmap_blk);
return NULL;
- if (bh_uptodate_or_lock(bh))
+ if (buffer_uptodate(bh) &&
+ !(desc->bg_flags & cpu_to_le16(EXT4_BG_INODE_UNINIT)))
return bh;

+ lock_buffer(bh);
spin_lock(sb_bgl_lock(EXT4_SB(sb), block_group));
if (desc->bg_flags & cpu_to_le16(EXT4_BG_INODE_UNINIT)) {
ext4_init_inode_bitmap(sb, bh, block_group, desc);
--- a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
@@ -784,9 +784,11 @@ static int ext4_mb_init_cache(struct pag
if (bh[i] == NULL)
goto out;

- if (bh_uptodate_or_lock(bh[i]))
+ if (buffer_uptodate(bh[i]) &&
+ !(desc->bg_flags & cpu_to_le16(EXT4_BG_BLOCK_UNINIT)))

+ lock_buffer(bh[i]);
spin_lock(sb_bgl_lock(EXT4_SB(sb), first_group + i));
if (desc->bg_flags & cpu_to_le16(EXT4_BG_BLOCK_UNINIT)) {
ext4_init_block_bitmap(sb, bh[i],

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