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Date:   Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:35:56 +0100
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Theodore Tso <>,
Subject: [PATCH 4.9 13/16] ext4: make sure enough credits are reserved for dioread_nolock writes

4.9-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Theodore Ts'o <>

commit 812c0cab2c0dfad977605dbadf9148490ca5d93f upstream.

There are enough credits reserved for most dioread_nolock writes;
however, if the extent tree is sufficiently deep, and/or quota is
enabled, the code was not allowing for all eventualities when
reserving journal credits for the unwritten extent conversion.

This problem can be seen using xfstests ext4/034:

   WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 257 at fs/ext4/ext4_jbd2.c:271 __ext4_handle_dirty_metadata+0x10c/0x180
   Workqueue: ext4-rsv-conversion ext4_end_io_rsv_work
   RIP: 0010:__ext4_handle_dirty_metadata+0x10c/0x180
   EXT4-fs: ext4_free_blocks:4938: aborting transaction: error 28 in __ext4_handle_dirty_metadata
   EXT4: jbd2_journal_dirty_metadata failed: handle type 11 started at line 4921, credits 4/0, errcode -28
   EXT4-fs error (device dm-1) in ext4_free_blocks:4950: error 28

Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 fs/ext4/inode.c |    3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/fs/ext4/inode.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/inode.c
@@ -2698,7 +2698,8 @@ static int ext4_writepages(struct addres
 		 * We may need to convert up to one extent per block in
 		 * the page and we may dirty the inode.
-		rsv_blocks = 1 + (PAGE_SIZE >> inode->i_blkbits);
+		rsv_blocks = 1 + ext4_chunk_trans_blocks(inode,
+						PAGE_SIZE >> inode->i_blkbits);

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