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Date:   Wed, 3 Nov 2021 15:14:57 -0400
From:   Eric Whitney <>
To:     Theodore Ts'o <>
Cc:     Eric Whitney <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Revert "ext4: enforce buffer head state assertion in

* Theodore Ts'o <>:
> On Tue, 12 Oct 2021 13:19:01 -0400, Eric Whitney wrote:
> > This reverts commit 948ca5f30e1df0c11eb5b0f410b9ceb97fa77ad9.
> > 
> > Two crash reports from users running variations on 5.15-rc4 kernels
> > suggest that it is premature to enforce the state assertion in the
> > original commit.  Both crashes were triggered by BUG calls in that
> > code, indicating that under some rare circumstance the buffer head
> > state did not match a delayed allocated block at the time the
> > block was written out.  No reproducer is available.  Resolving this
> > problem will require more time than remains in the current release
> > cycle, so reverting the original patch for the time being is necessary
> > to avoid any instability it may cause.
> > 
> > [...]
> Applied, thanks!
> [1/1] Revert "ext4: enforce buffer head state assertion in ext4_da_map_blocks"
>       commit: 52264b162a51eadb0adcb55297cf91905c6ede98
> Best regards,
> -- 
> Theodore Ts'o <>

Hi Ted:

This reversion isn't visible in the 5.15 kernel.  We'll want to get this in as
a bug fix to 5.15.1 if possible.  Please let me know if there's anything I can
do to expedite.


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