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Date:	Thu, 27 Dec 2007 15:30:50 +0100
From:	"Torsten Kaiser" <just.for.lkml@...glemail.com>
To:	"Andrew Morton" <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, "Alasdair G Kergon" <agk@...hat.com>,
	"Greg KH" <greg@...ah.com>, NeilBrown <neilb@...e.de>
Subject: Re: 2.6.24-rc6-mm1

[author CCed]
On Dec 27, 2007 12:42 PM, Torsten Kaiser <just.for.lkml@...glemail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 23, 2007 9:39 PM, Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, 23 Dec 2007 17:27:12 +0100 "Torsten Kaiser" <just.for.lkml@...glemail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > On Dec 23, 2007 8:30 AM, Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.24-rc6/2.6.24-rc6-mm1/
> > > [snip]
> > > > +md-allow-devices-to-be-shared-between-md-arrays.patch
[snip]
> OK, I debugged this some more. It looks like two bugs meshed together.
>
> One new bug: "do_md_run() returned -22"
> I can't seem to start my raid anymore.
> The following part of md-allow-devices-to-be-shared-between-md-arrays
> adds a new check to do_md_run() (drivers/md/md.c) that fails for my system:
> @@ -3213,8 +3283,11 @@ static int do_md_run(mddev_t * mddev)
>         /*
>          * Analyze all RAID superblock(s)
>          */
> -       if (!mddev->raid_disks)
> +       if (!mddev->raid_disks) {
> +               if (!mddev->persistent)
> +                       return -EINVAL;
>                 analyze_sbs(mddev);
> +       }
>
>         chunk_size = mddev->chunk_size;

This hunk is indeed buggy.
analyze_sbs() calls load_super() and validate_super() and only the
validate function is setting mddev->persistent, so this new check
needs to be after the call analyze_sbs(mddev).

Changing this allows my system to boot correctly, including starting KDE.

Please note, that this is not a fix for the OOPS in delayed_delete,
the OOPS just doesn't happen, because the buggy error path is no
longer used.

Torsten
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