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Date:	Fri,  8 Aug 2014 13:39:24 -0700
From:	Kamal Mostafa <>
Cc:	Mike Snitzer <>,
	Kamal Mostafa <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.13 141/259] dm cache metadata: do not allow the data block size to change -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Mike Snitzer <>

commit 048e5a07f282c57815b3901d4a68a77fa131ce0a upstream.

The block size for the dm-cache's data device must remained fixed for
the life of the cache.  Disallow any attempt to change the cache's data
block size.

Signed-off-by: Mike Snitzer <>
Acked-by: Joe Thornber <>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <>
 drivers/md/dm-cache-metadata.c | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-cache-metadata.c b/drivers/md/dm-cache-metadata.c
index 5320332..a87d3fa 100644
--- a/drivers/md/dm-cache-metadata.c
+++ b/drivers/md/dm-cache-metadata.c
@@ -425,6 +425,15 @@ static int __open_metadata(struct dm_cache_metadata *cmd)
 	disk_super = dm_block_data(sblock);
+	/* Verify the data block size hasn't changed */
+	if (le32_to_cpu(disk_super->data_block_size) != cmd->data_block_size) {
+		DMERR("changing the data block size (from %u to %llu) is not supported",
+		      le32_to_cpu(disk_super->data_block_size),
+		      (unsigned long long)cmd->data_block_size);
+		r = -EINVAL;
+		goto bad;
+	}
 	r = __check_incompat_features(disk_super, cmd);
 	if (r < 0)
 		goto bad;

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