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Date:	Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:41:59 -0600
From:	Andreas Dilger <adilger@...ger.ca>
To:	djwong@...ibm.com
Cc:	"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	linux-ext4 <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: ext4_dx_add_entry should dirty directory metadata with the directory inode

On 2011-08-11, at 3:15 PM, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> ext4_dx_add_entry manipulates bh2 and frames[0].bh, which are two buffer_heads
> that point to directory blocks assigned to the directory inode.  However, the
> function calls ext4_handle_dirty_metadata with the inode of the file that's
> being added to the directory, not the directory inode itself.  Therefore,
> correct the code to dirty the directory buffers with the directory inode, not
> the file inode.

Interesting.  For journaled filesystems this is purely cosmetic, since
"handle" is valid and "inode" is unused in that case.  For non-journal
filesystems it actually affects the correctness, since this buffer may
not be sync'd to disk even when the directory is marked "dirsync".

You can add my:
Reviewed-by: Andreas Dilger <adilger@...ger.ca>

> Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <djwong@...ibm.com>
> ---
> 
> fs/ext4/namei.c |    4 ++--
> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/ext4/namei.c b/fs/ext4/namei.c
> index b754b77..79ddc43 100644
> --- a/fs/ext4/namei.c
> +++ b/fs/ext4/namei.c
> @@ -1589,7 +1589,7 @@ static int ext4_dx_add_entry(handle_t *handle, struct dentry *dentry,
> 			dxtrace(dx_show_index("node", frames[1].entries));
> 			dxtrace(dx_show_index("node",
> 			       ((struct dx_node *) bh2->b_data)->entries));
> -			err = ext4_handle_dirty_metadata(handle, inode, bh2);
> +			err = ext4_handle_dirty_metadata(handle, dir, bh2);
> 			if (err)
> 				goto journal_error;
> 			brelse (bh2);
> @@ -1615,7 +1615,7 @@ static int ext4_dx_add_entry(handle_t *handle, struct dentry *dentry,
> 			if (err)
> 				goto journal_error;
> 		}
> -		err = ext4_handle_dirty_metadata(handle, inode, frames[0].bh);
> +		err = ext4_handle_dirty_metadata(handle, dir, frames[0].bh);
> 		if (err) {
> 			ext4_std_error(inode->i_sb, err);
> 			goto cleanup;
> --
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Cheers, Andreas





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