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Date:	Sun, 10 Apr 2011 13:44:39 GMT
Subject: [Bug 32972] New: EXT4 causes corrupt BitTorrent downloads

           Summary: EXT4 causes corrupt BitTorrent downloads
           Product: File System
           Version: 2.5
    Kernel Version: 2.6.39-rc2+
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
              Tree: Mainline
            Status: NEW
          Severity: high
          Priority: P1
         Component: ext4
        Regression: Yes

Using the Transmission BitTorrent client (version 2.11) with the most recent
kernel (2.6.39-rc2+), any torrent I try to download is corrupt. By using
Transmission's "Verify Local Data" functionality, I am able to reproduce this
consistently. During verification, the percent complete will reverse itself as
the verification process invalidates pieces that were just downloaded.

I was able to bisect the issue and track it down to this commit:

commit 6de9843dab3f2a1d4d66d80aa9e5782f80977d20
Author: Feng Tang <>
Date:   Wed Mar 23 14:05:03 2011 -0400

    ext4: remove redundant set_buffer_mapped() in ext4_da_get_block_prep()

    The map_bh() call will have already set the buffer_head to mapped.

    Signed-off-by: Feng Tang <>
    Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <>

diff --git a/fs/ext4/inode.c b/fs/ext4/inode.c
index f44307a..dec10e2 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/inode.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/inode.c
@@ -2502,7 +2502,6 @@ static int ext4_da_get_block_prep(struct inode *inode,
sector_t iblock,
                 * for partial write.
-               set_buffer_mapped(bh);
        return 0;

I confirmed that reverting this commit makes the problem go away.


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