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Date:   Fri, 10 May 2019 21:53:04 -0400
From:   "Theodore Ts'o" <>
To:     Lukas Czerner <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: Fix data corruption caused by overlapping
 unaligned and aligned IO

On Mon, May 06, 2019 at 03:49:52PM +0200, Lukas Czerner wrote:
> Unaligned AIO must be serialized because the zeroing of partial blocks
> of unaligned AIO can result in data corruption in case it's overlapping
> another in flight IO.
> Currently we wait for all unwritten extents before we submit unaligned
> AIO which protects data in case of unaligned AIO is following overlapping
> IO. However if a unaligned AIO is followed by overlapping aligned AIO we
> can still end up corrupting data.
> To fix this, we must make sure that the unaligned AIO is the only IO in
> flight by waiting for unwritten extents conversion not just before the
> IO submission, but right after it as well.
> This problem can be reproduced by xfstest generic/538
> Signed-off-by: Lukas Czerner <>

Many thanks, applied.

						- Ted

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