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authorRitesh Harjani <>2021-04-29 16:13:44 +0530
committerTheodore Ts'o <>2021-06-02 21:40:42 -0400
commitb45f189a19b38e01676628db79cd3eeb1333516e (patch)
tree449e5f070d5bcea57521eec018f75e489733df9d /fs
parenta8867f4e3809050571c98de7a2d465aff5e4daf5 (diff)
ext4: fix accessing uninit percpu counter variable with fast_commit
When running generic/527 with fast_commit configuration, the following issue is seen on Power. With fast_commit, during ext4_fc_replay() (which can be called from ext4_fill_super()), if inode eviction happens then it can access an uninitialized percpu counter variable. This patch adds the check before accessing the counters in ext4_free_inode() path. [ 321.165371] run fstests generic/527 at 2021-04-29 08:38:43 [ 323.027786] EXT4-fs (dm-0): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: block_validity. Quota mode: none. [ 323.618772] BUG: Unable to handle kernel data access on read at 0x1fbd80000 [ 323.619767] Faulting instruction address: 0xc000000000bae78c cpu 0x1: Vector: 300 (Data Access) at [c000000010706ef0] pc: c000000000bae78c: percpu_counter_add_batch+0x3c/0x100 lr: c0000000006d0bb0: ext4_free_inode+0x780/0xb90 pid = 5593, comm = mount ext4_free_inode+0x780/0xb90 ext4_evict_inode+0xa8c/0xc60 evict+0xfc/0x1e0 ext4_fc_replay+0xc50/0x20f0 do_one_pass+0xfe0/0x1350 jbd2_journal_recover+0x184/0x2e0 jbd2_journal_load+0x1c0/0x4a0 ext4_fill_super+0x2458/0x4200 mount_bdev+0x1dc/0x290 ext4_mount+0x28/0x40 legacy_get_tree+0x4c/0xa0 vfs_get_tree+0x4c/0x120 path_mount+0xcf8/0xd70 do_mount+0x80/0xd0 sys_mount+0x3fc/0x490 system_call_exception+0x384/0x3d0 system_call_common+0xec/0x278 Cc: Fixes: 8016e29f4362 ("ext4: fast commit recovery path") Signed-off-by: Ritesh Harjani <> Reviewed-by: Harshad Shirwadkar <> Link: Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/fs/ext4/ialloc.c b/fs/ext4/ialloc.c
index 71d321b3b984..edbaed073ac5 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/ialloc.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/ialloc.c
@@ -322,14 +322,16 @@ void ext4_free_inode(handle_t *handle, struct inode *inode)
if (is_directory) {
count = ext4_used_dirs_count(sb, gdp) - 1;
ext4_used_dirs_set(sb, gdp, count);
- percpu_counter_dec(&sbi->s_dirs_counter);
+ if (percpu_counter_initialized(&sbi->s_dirs_counter))
+ percpu_counter_dec(&sbi->s_dirs_counter);
ext4_inode_bitmap_csum_set(sb, block_group, gdp, bitmap_bh,
ext4_group_desc_csum_set(sb, block_group, gdp);
ext4_unlock_group(sb, block_group);
- percpu_counter_inc(&sbi->s_freeinodes_counter);
+ if (percpu_counter_initialized(&sbi->s_freeinodes_counter))
+ percpu_counter_inc(&sbi->s_freeinodes_counter);
if (sbi->s_log_groups_per_flex) {
struct flex_groups *fg;