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Date:	Fri,  8 Aug 2014 13:38:11 -0700
From:	Kamal Mostafa <>
Cc:	Theodore Ts'o <>, Kamal Mostafa <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.13 068/259] ext4: clarify ext4_error message in ext4_mb_generate_buddy_error() -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Theodore Ts'o <>

commit 94d4c066a4ff170a2671b1a9b153febbf36796f6 upstream.

We are spending a lot of time explaining to users what this error
means.  Let's try to improve the message to avoid this problem.

Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <>
 fs/ext4/mballoc.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
index 08ddfda..502f0fd 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
@@ -751,8 +751,8 @@ void ext4_mb_generate_buddy(struct super_block *sb,
 	if (free != grp->bb_free) {
 		ext4_grp_locked_error(sb, group, 0, 0,
-				      "%u clusters in bitmap, %u in gd; "
-				      "block bitmap corrupt.",
+				      "block bitmap and bg descriptor "
+				      "inconsistent: %u vs %u free clusters",
 				      free, grp->bb_free);
 		 * If we intend to continue, we consider group descriptor

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