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Date:	Thu, 14 May 2015 14:19:40 +0200
From:	Jan Kara <>
To:	"Darrick J. Wong" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] jbd2: fix r_count overflows leading to buffer overflow
 in journal recovery

On Wed 13-05-15 11:56:46, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> The journal revoke block recovery code does not check r_count for
> sanity, which means that an evil value of r_count could result in
> the kernel reading off the end of the revoke table and into whatever
> garbage lies beyond.  This could crash the kernel, so fix that.
> However, in testing this fix, I discovered that the code to write
> out the revoke tables also was not correctly checking to see if the
> block was full -- the current offset check is fine so long as the
> revoke table space size is a multiple of the record size, but this
> is not true when either journal_csum_v[23] are set.
> Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <>
> @@ -594,9 +594,14 @@ static void write_one_revoke_record(journal_t *journal,
>  	if (jbd2_journal_has_csum_v2or3(journal))
>  		csum_size = sizeof(struct jbd2_journal_revoke_tail);
> +		sz = 8;
> +	else
> +		sz = 4;
> +
>  	/* Make sure we have a descriptor with space left for the record */
>  	if (descriptor) {
> -		if (offset >= journal->j_blocksize - csum_size) {
> +		if (offset + sz >= journal->j_blocksize - csum_size) {
  Hum, but we can have strict inequality here, can't we? Otherwise the
patch looks good to me.


Jan Kara <>
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