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Date:	Thu, 17 May 2012 10:17:34 +0800
From:	Tao Ma <>
To:	Eric Sandeen <>
CC:, Theodore Ts'o <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: Protect group inode free counting with group lock.

On 05/16/2012 11:49 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> On 5/16/12 9:55 AM, Tao Ma wrote:
>> On 05/16/2012 09:43 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>>> On 5/16/12 3:49 AM, Tao Ma wrote:
>>>> From: Tao Ma <>
>>>> Now when we set the group inode free count, we don't have a proper
>>>> group lock so that multiple threads may decrease the inode free
>>>> count at the same time. And e2fsck will complain something like:
>>> This is only in the ! EXT4_FEATURE_RO_COMPAT_GDT_CSUM case I guess?
>>> That would be worth mentioning in the summary & changelog.
>> sure, I will add it in v2.
>>> I guess you were testing without that for some reason?
>> See my comments below. I found it when running xfstests 269.
> Still not sure how you got a filesystem w/o that feature though, unless
> I am forgetting something obvious.  Isn't it on by default?
oh, I see. Yes, we mkfs the system with the following configurations:
mke2fs -O ^resize_inode,^uninit_bg,extent,meta_bg,flex_bg,ext_attr
Maybe that's the reason why it has never be met by others before. ;)

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