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Date:	Sun, 16 Nov 2008 11:05:38 -0500
From:	Theodore Ts'o <>
Cc:	Ext4 Developers List <>,
	Theodore Ts'o <>
Subject: [FOR-STABLE 18/20] ext4: calculate journal credits correctly

This fixes a 2.6.27 regression which was introduced in commit a02908f1.

We weren't passing the chunk parameter down to the two subections,
ext4_indirect_trans_blocks() and ext4_ext_index_trans_blocks(), with
the result that massively overestimate the amount of credits needed by
ext4_da_writepages, especially in the non-extents case.  This causes
failures especially on /boot partitions, which tend to be small and
non-extent using since GRUB doesn't handle extents.

This patch fixes the bug reported by Joseph Fannin at:

Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <>
(cherry picked from commit ac51d83705c2a38c71f39cde99708b14e6212a60)
 fs/ext4/inode.c |    5 +++--
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/inode.c b/fs/ext4/inode.c
index 7e91913..4ec89d3 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/inode.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/inode.c
@@ -4444,9 +4444,10 @@ static int ext4_indirect_trans_blocks(struct inode *inode, int nrblocks,
 static int ext4_index_trans_blocks(struct inode *inode, int nrblocks, int chunk)
 	if (!(EXT4_I(inode)->i_flags & EXT4_EXTENTS_FL))
-		return ext4_indirect_trans_blocks(inode, nrblocks, 0);
-	return ext4_ext_index_trans_blocks(inode, nrblocks, 0);
+		return ext4_indirect_trans_blocks(inode, nrblocks, chunk);
+	return ext4_ext_index_trans_blocks(inode, nrblocks, chunk);
  * Account for index blocks, block groups bitmaps and block group
  * descriptor blocks if modify datablocks and index blocks

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