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Date:   Mon, 2 Jul 2018 18:50:42 -0400
From:   "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <>
To:     Jon Derrick <>
        Andreas Dilger <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: Check superblock mapped prior to committing

On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 01:36:35PM -0600, Jon Derrick wrote:
> This patch attempts to close a hole leading to a BUG seen with hot
> removals during writes [1].
> A block device (NVME namespace in this test case) is formatted to EXT4
> without partitions. It's mounted and write I/O is run to a file, then
> the device is hot removed from the slot. The superblock attempts to be
> written to the drive which is no longer present.
> The typical chain of events leading to the BUG:
> ext4_commit_super()
>   __sync_dirty_buffer()
>     submit_bh()
>       submit_bh_wbc()
>         BUG_ON(!buffer_mapped(bh));
> This fix checks for the superblock's buffer head being mapped prior to
> syncing.
> [1]
> Signed-off-by: Jon Derrick <>

Thanks, applied.

				- Ted

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