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Date:	Tue, 5 Jun 2007 07:13:15 +0100
From:	Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>
To:	Vasily Averin <vvs@...ru>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	devel@...nvz.org, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
	Stephen Tweedie <sct@...hat.com>, adilger@...sterfs.com
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH ext3/ext4] orphan list corruption due bad inode

On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 10:11:12AM +0400, Vasily Averin wrote:
> >>  	return d_splice_alias(inode, dentry);
> >>  }
> > Seems reasonable.  So this prevents the bad inodes from getting onto the
> > orphan list in the first place?
> 
> make_bad_inode() is called from ext3_read_inode() that is called from iget() only.

Which is artefact of using the read_inode interface.  Please switch from
iget to iget_locked and you can handle this case without ever inserting the
"bad" inode into the inode hash.

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