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Date:   Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:53:49 -0400
From:   "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
To:     "zhangyi (F)" <yi.zhang@...wei.com>
Cc:     linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, jack@...e.cz, adilger.kernel@...ger.ca,
        miaoxie@...wei.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] ext4: brelse all indirect buffer in
 ext4_ind_remove_space()

On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 03:10:12PM +0800, zhangyi (F) wrote:
> All indirect buffers get by ext4_find_shared() should be released no
> mater the branch should be freed or not. But now, we forget to release
> the lower depth indirect buffers when removing space from the same
> higher depth indirect block. It will lead to buffer leak and futher
> more, it may lead to quota information corruption when using old quota,
> consider the following case.
> 
>  - Create and mount an empty ext4 filesystem without extent and quota
>    features,
>  - quotacheck and enable the user & group quota,
>  - Create some files and write some data to them, and then punch hole
>    to some files of them, it may trigger the buffer leak problem
>    mentioned above.
>  - Disable quota and run quotacheck again, it will create two new
>    aquota files and write the checked quota information to them, which
>    probably may reuse the freed indirect block(the buffer and page
>    cache was not freed) as data block.
>  - Enable quota again, it will invoke
>    vfs_load_quota_inode()->invalidate_bdev() to try to clean unused
>    buffers and pagecache. Unfortunately, because of the buffer of quota
>    data block is still referenced, quota code cannot read the up to date
>    quota info from the device and lead to quota information corruption.
> 
> This problem can be reproduced by xfstests generic/231 on ext3 file
> system or ext4 file system without extent and quota features.
> 
> This patch fix this problem by brelse the missing indirect buffers, in
> ext4_ind_remove_space().
> 
> Reported-by: Hulk Robot <hulkci@...wei.com>
> Signed-off-by: zhangyi (F) <yi.zhang@...wei.com>
> Suggested-by: Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
> Cc: <stable@...r.kernel.org>

Thanks, applied.

						- Ted

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