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Date:   Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:18:02 -0800
From:   Ashish Samant <>
Subject: [PATCH] ext4: Fix return value for direct io reads at or beyond eof

Currently, an unaligned dio read at eof on ext4 returns EINVAL from
do_blockdev_direct_IO. However this unaligned dio read at eof could be due
to previous short read and we should return zero.

Fix this by checking for this condition in ext4_direct_IO_read()
and returning zero, if true.

Signed-off-by: Ashish Samant <>
 fs/ext4/inode.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/inode.c b/fs/ext4/inode.c
index 534a913..8b3dbc0 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/inode.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/inode.c
@@ -3806,7 +3806,7 @@ static ssize_t ext4_direct_IO_read(struct kiocb *iocb, struct iov_iter *iter)
 	struct address_space *mapping = iocb->ki_filp->f_mapping;
 	struct inode *inode = mapping->host;
 	size_t count = iov_iter_count(iter);
-	ssize_t ret;
+	ssize_t ret = 0;
 	 * Shared inode_lock is enough for us - it protects against concurrent
@@ -3814,6 +3814,8 @@ static ssize_t ext4_direct_IO_read(struct kiocb *iocb, struct iov_iter *iter)
 	 * we are protected against page writeback as well.
+	if (iocb->ki_pos >= i_size_read(inode))
+		goto out_unlock;
 	ret = filemap_write_and_wait_range(mapping, iocb->ki_pos,
 					   iocb->ki_pos + count - 1);
 	if (ret)

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