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Date:	Wed, 03 Dec 2008 10:55:46 -0800
From:	<>
Cc:	<>, <>
Subject: patch ext4-add-checksum-calculation-when-clearing-uninit-flag-in-ext4_new_inode.patch added to 2.6.27-stable tree

This is a note to let you know that we have just queued up the patch titled

    Subject: ext4: add checksum calculation when clearing UNINIT flag in ext4_new_inode

to the 2.6.27-stable tree.  Its filename is


A git repo of this tree can be found at;a=summary

>From  Wed Dec  3 10:45:18 2008
From: Frederic Bohe <>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 11:05:40 -0500
Subject: ext4: add checksum calculation when clearing UNINIT flag in ext4_new_inode
Cc: Frederic Bohe <>, Ext4 Developers List <>, "Theodore Ts'o" <>
Message-ID: <>

From: Frederic Bohe <>

(cherry picked from commit 23712a9c28b9f80a8cf70c8490358d5f562d2465)

When initializing an uninitialized block group in ext4_new_inode(),
its block group checksum must be re-calculated.  This fixes a race
when several threads try to allocate a new inode in an UNINIT'd group.

There is some question whether we need to be initializing the block
bitmap in ext4_new_inode() at all, but for now, if we are going to
init the block group, let's eliminate the race.

Signed-off-by: Frederic Bohe <>
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 fs/ext4/ialloc.c |    2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

--- a/fs/ext4/ialloc.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/ialloc.c
@@ -717,6 +717,8 @@ got:
 			gdp->bg_flags &= cpu_to_le16(~EXT4_BG_BLOCK_UNINIT);
 			free = ext4_free_blocks_after_init(sb, group, gdp);
 			gdp->bg_free_blocks_count = cpu_to_le16(free);
+			gdp->bg_checksum = ext4_group_desc_csum(sbi, group,
+								gdp);
 		spin_unlock(sb_bgl_lock(sbi, group));

Patches currently in stable-queue which might be from are

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