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Date:   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:02:50 -0400
From:   Sasha Levin <>
Cc:     Coly Li <>, Jens Axboe <>,
        Sasha Levin <>,
Subject: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.1 169/219] bcache: check CACHE_SET_IO_DISABLE bit in bch_journal()

From: Coly Li <>

[ Upstream commit 383ff2183ad16a8842d1fbd9dd3e1cbd66813e64 ]

When too many I/O errors happen on cache set and CACHE_SET_IO_DISABLE
bit is set, bch_journal() may continue to work because the journaling
bkey might be still in write set yet. The caller of bch_journal() may
believe the journal still work but the truth is in-memory journal write
set won't be written into cache device any more. This behavior may
introduce potential inconsistent metadata status.

This patch checks CACHE_SET_IO_DISABLE bit at the head of bch_journal(),
if the bit is set, bch_journal() returns NULL immediately to notice
caller to know journal does not work.

Signed-off-by: Coly Li <>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 drivers/md/bcache/journal.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/journal.c b/drivers/md/bcache/journal.c
index 6c94fa007796..ac3cec56ec19 100644
--- a/drivers/md/bcache/journal.c
+++ b/drivers/md/bcache/journal.c
@@ -810,6 +810,10 @@ atomic_t *bch_journal(struct cache_set *c,
 	struct journal_write *w;
 	atomic_t *ret;
+	/* No journaling if CACHE_SET_IO_DISABLE set already */
+	if (unlikely(test_bit(CACHE_SET_IO_DISABLE, &c->flags)))
+		return NULL;
 	if (!CACHE_SYNC(&c->sb))
 		return NULL;

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