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Date:   Fri,  1 May 2020 15:22:12 +0200
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,,
        Arthur Marsh <>,
        Theodore Tso <>, Ashwin H <>
Subject: [PATCH 4.9 78/80] ext4: fix block validity checks for journal inodes using indirect blocks

From: Theodore Ts'o <>

commit 170417c8c7bb2cbbdd949bf5c443c0c8f24a203b upstream.

Commit 345c0dbf3a30 ("ext4: protect journal inode's blocks using
block_validity") failed to add an exception for the journal inode in
ext4_check_blockref(), which is the function used by ext4_get_branch()
for indirect blocks.  This caused attempts to read from the ext3-style
journals to fail with:

[  848.968550] EXT4-fs error (device sdb7): ext4_get_branch:171: inode #8: block 30343695: comm jbd2/sdb7-8: invalid block

Fix this by adding the missing exception check.

Fixes: 345c0dbf3a30 ("ext4: protect journal inode's blocks using block_validity")
Reported-by: Arthur Marsh <>
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <>
Signed-off-by: Ashwin H <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 fs/ext4/block_validity.c |    5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

--- a/fs/ext4/block_validity.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/block_validity.c
@@ -274,6 +274,11 @@ int ext4_check_blockref(const char *func
 	__le32 *bref = p;
 	unsigned int blk;
+	if (ext4_has_feature_journal(inode->i_sb) &&
+	    (inode->i_ino ==
+	     le32_to_cpu(EXT4_SB(inode->i_sb)->s_es->s_journal_inum)))
+		return 0;
 	while (bref < p+max) {
 		blk = le32_to_cpu(*bref++);
 		if (blk &&

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