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Date:   Tue, 15 Mar 2022 17:43:43 -0400
From:   "Theodore Ts'o" <>
To:     Ritesh Harjani <>
Cc:, Jan Kara <>,
        Harshad Shirwadkar <>
Subject: Re: [PATCHv3 05/10] ext4: Return early for non-eligible fast_commit
 track events

On Sat, Mar 12, 2022 at 11:09:50AM +0530, Ritesh Harjani wrote:
> Currently ext4_fc_track_template() checks, whether the trace event
> path belongs to replay or does sb has ineligible set, if yes it simply
> returns. This patch pulls those checks before calling
> ext4_fc_track_template() in the callers of ext4_fc_track_template().
> Signed-off-by: Ritesh Harjani <>

I had to add the following patch to this commit in order to prevent a
BUG when using ext4 to mount a file system without a journal.  This is
because ext4_rename() calls the __ext4_fc_track_* functions directly,
and moving the checks from __ext4_fc_track_* to ext4_fc_track_* would
result in a NULL pointer dereference.

						- Ted

diff --git a/fs/ext4/namei.c b/fs/ext4/namei.c
index 39e223f7bf64..e37da8d5cd0c 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/namei.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/namei.c
@@ -3891,12 +3891,19 @@ static int ext4_rename(struct user_namespace *mnt_userns, struct inode *old_dir,
 	} else {
+		struct super_block *sb = old.inode->i_sb;
 		if (new.inode)
 			ext4_fc_track_unlink(handle, new.dentry);
-		__ext4_fc_track_link(handle, old.inode, new.dentry);
-		__ext4_fc_track_unlink(handle, old.inode, old.dentry);
-		if (whiteout)
-			__ext4_fc_track_create(handle, whiteout, old.dentry);
+		if (test_opt2(sb, JOURNAL_FAST_COMMIT) &&
+		    !(EXT4_SB(sb)->s_mount_state & EXT4_FC_REPLAY) &&
+		    !(ext4_test_mount_flag(sb, EXT4_MF_FC_INELIGIBLE))) {
+			__ext4_fc_track_link(handle, old.inode, new.dentry);
+			__ext4_fc_track_unlink(handle, old.inode, old.dentry);
+			if (whiteout)
+				__ext4_fc_track_create(handle, whiteout,
+						       old.dentry);
+		}
 	if (new.inode) {

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