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Date:	Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:32:27 -0500
From:	Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>
To:	"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
CC:	ext4 development <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC] ext4: don't clear orphan list on ro mount with errors

On 9/26/12 10:32 PM, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 02:27:32PM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> When we have a filesystem with an orphan inode list *and* in error
>> state, things behave differently if:
>>
>> 1) e2fsck -p is done prior to mount: e2fsck fixes things and exits
>>    happily (barring other significant problems)
>>
>> vs.
>>
>> 2) mount is done first, then e2fsck -p: due to the orphan inode
>>    list removal, more errors are found and e2fsck exits with
>>    UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY.
>>
>> The 2nd case above, on the root filesystem, has the tendency to halt
>> the boot process, which is unfortunate.
>>
>> The situation can be improved by not clearing the orphan
>> inode list when the fs is mounted readonly.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>
> 
> I've applied this commit since I agree with Jan's observation that if
> the file system is mounted read-only, we should try to minimize
> changes to it if it contains errors.  I have modified the commit
> description though:

Fair enough, thanks.

-Eric

> ext4: don't clear orphan list on ro mount with errors
> 
> From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>
> 
> If the file system contains errors and it is being mounted read-only,
> don't clear the orphan list.  We should minimize changes to the file
> system if it is mounted read-only.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>
> Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
> 
> 						- Ted
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