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Date:	Thu, 11 Jun 2009 01:13:18 +0530
From:	"Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	cmm@...ibm.com, tytso@....edu, sandeen@...hat.com
Cc:	linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: Properly mark the extent uninitialized during
	truncate

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 06:25:57PM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> We should make sure we don't mark the non uninit extent as
> uninit during truncate
> 
> Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
>  fs/ext4/extents.c |    8 ++++++--
>  1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/ext4/extents.c b/fs/ext4/extents.c
> index f2a2591..764c394 100644
> --- a/fs/ext4/extents.c
> +++ b/fs/ext4/extents.c
> @@ -2083,12 +2083,16 @@ ext4_ext_rm_leaf(handle_t *handle, struct inode *inode,
>  	ex = EXT_LAST_EXTENT(eh);
> 
>  	ex_ee_block = le32_to_cpu(ex->ee_block);
> -	if (ext4_ext_is_uninitialized(ex))
> -		uninitialized = 1;
>  	ex_ee_len = ext4_ext_get_actual_len(ex);
> 
>  	while (ex >= EXT_FIRST_EXTENT(eh) &&
>  			ex_ee_block + ex_ee_len > start) {
> +
> +		if (ext4_ext_is_uninitialized(ex))
> +			uninitialized = 1;
> +		else
> +			uninitialized = 0;
> +
>  		ext_debug("remove ext %lu:%u\n", ex_ee_block, ex_ee_len);
>  		path[depth].p_ext = ex;
> 

BTW this fix is really important. It fix a data corruption when we write
to an fallocate space and later truncate the same file. So mostly a
stable candidate.

-aneesh
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