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Date:   Tue, 29 Dec 2020 17:24:06 -0500
From:   "Theodore Ts'o" <>
To:     yangerkun <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] ext4: fix bug for rename with RENAME_WHITEOUT

On Tue, Dec 29, 2020 at 05:02:08PM +0800, yangerkun wrote:
> ext4_rename will create a special inode for whiteout and use this 'ino'
> to replace the source file's dir entry 'ino'. Once error happens
> latter(small ext4 img, and consume all space, so the rename with dst
> path not exist will fail due to the ENOSPC return from ext4_add_entry in
> ext4_rename), the cleanup do drop the nlink for whiteout, but forget to
> restore 'ino' with source file. This will lead to "deleted inode
> referenced".

Could you sendhave instructions how to reproduce this failure?  Many thanks!!

      	  	   		    - Ted

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