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Date:	Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:13:06 -0400
From:	Theodore Ts'o <>
To:	Jan Kara <>
Cc:, Josef Bacik <>
Subject: Re: jbd2: Fix assertion failure in commit code due to lacking
 transaction credits

On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 10:22:03AM -0000, Jan Kara wrote:
> ext4 users of data=journal mode with blocksize < pagesize were occasionally
> hitting assertion failure in jbd2_journal_commit_transaction() checking whether
> the transaction has at least as many credits reserved as buffers attached.  The
> core of the problem is that when a file gets truncated, buffers that still need
> checkpointing or that are attached to the committing transaction are left with
> buffer_mapped set. When this happens to buffers beyond i_size attached to a
> page stradding i_size, subsequent write extending the file will see these
> buffers and as they are mapped (but underlying blocks were freed) things go
> awry from here.
> The assertion failure just coincidentally (and in this case luckily as we would
> start corrupting filesystem) triggers due to journal_head not being properly
> cleaned up as well.
> We fix the problem by unmapping buffers if possible (in lots of cases we just
> need a buffer attached to a transaction as a place holder but it must not be
> written out anyway). And in one case, we just have to bite the bullet and wait
> for transaction commit to finish.
> CC: Josef Bacik <>
> Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <>

Applied, thanks!

						- Ted
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