Commit 93b270f7 authored by NeilBrown's avatar NeilBrown

Fix over-zealous flush_disk when changing device size.

There are two cases when we call flush_disk.
In one, the device has disappeared (check_disk_change) so any
data will hold becomes irrelevant.
In the oter, the device has changed size (check_disk_size_change)
so data we hold may be irrelevant.

In both cases it makes sense to discard any 'clean' buffers,
so they will be read back from the device if needed.

In the former case it makes sense to discard 'dirty' buffers
as there will never be anywhere safe to write the data.  In the
second case it *does*not* make sense to discard dirty buffers
as that will lead to file system corruption when you simply enlarge
the containing devices.

flush_disk calls __invalidate_devices.
__invalidate_device calls both invalidate_inodes and invalidate_bdev.

invalidate_inodes *does* discard I_DIRTY inodes and this does lead
to fs corruption.

invalidate_bev *does*not* discard dirty pages, but I don't really care
about that at present.

So this patch adds a flag to __invalidate_device (calling it
__invalidate_device2) to indicate whether dirty buffers should be
killed, and this is passed to invalidate_inodes which can choose to
skip dirty inodes.

flusk_disk then passes true from check_disk_change and false from

dm avoids tripping over this problem by calling i_size_write directly
rathher than using check_disk_size_change.

md does use check_disk_size_change and so is affected.

This regression was introduced by commit 608aeef1 which causes
check_disk_size_change to call flush_disk, so it is suitable for any
kernel since 2.6.27.

Acked-by: default avatarJeff Moyer <>
Cc: Andrew Patterson <>
Cc: Jens Axboe <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarNeilBrown <>
parent da9cf505
......@@ -1355,7 +1355,7 @@ int invalidate_partition(struct gendisk *disk, int partno)
struct block_device *bdev = bdget_disk(disk, partno);
if (bdev) {
res = __invalidate_device(bdev);
res = __invalidate_device(bdev, true);
return res;
......@@ -3281,7 +3281,7 @@ static int set_geometry(unsigned int cmd, struct floppy_struct *g,
struct block_device *bdev = opened_bdev[cnt];
if (!bdev || ITYPE(drive_state[cnt].fd_device) != type)
__invalidate_device(bdev, true);
} else {
......@@ -927,9 +927,9 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(bd_unlink_disk_holder);
* when a disk has been changed -- either by a media change or online
* resize.
static void flush_disk(struct block_device *bdev)
static void flush_disk(struct block_device *bdev, bool kill_dirty)
if (__invalidate_device(bdev)) {
if (__invalidate_device(bdev, kill_dirty)) {
char name[BDEVNAME_SIZE] = "";
if (bdev->bd_disk)
......@@ -966,7 +966,7 @@ void check_disk_size_change(struct gendisk *disk, struct block_device *bdev)
"%s: detected capacity change from %lld to %lld\n",
name, bdev_size, disk_size);
i_size_write(bdev->bd_inode, disk_size);
flush_disk(bdev, false);
......@@ -1019,7 +1019,7 @@ int check_disk_change(struct block_device *bdev)
if (!(events & DISK_EVENT_MEDIA_CHANGE))
return 0;
flush_disk(bdev, true);
if (bdops->revalidate_disk)
return 1;
......@@ -1601,7 +1601,7 @@ struct block_device *lookup_bdev(const char *pathname)
int __invalidate_device(struct block_device *bdev)
int __invalidate_device(struct block_device *bdev, bool kill_dirty)
struct super_block *sb = get_super(bdev);
int res = 0;
......@@ -1614,7 +1614,7 @@ int __invalidate_device(struct block_device *bdev)
* hold).
res = invalidate_inodes(sb);
res = invalidate_inodes(sb, kill_dirty);
......@@ -540,11 +540,14 @@ void evict_inodes(struct super_block *sb)
* invalidate_inodes - attempt to free all inodes on a superblock
* @sb: superblock to operate on
* @kill_dirty: flag to guide handling of dirty inodes
* Attempts to free all inodes for a given superblock. If there were any
* busy inodes return a non-zero value, else zero.
* If @kill_dirty is set, discard dirty inodes too, otherwise treat
* them as busy.
int invalidate_inodes(struct super_block *sb)
int invalidate_inodes(struct super_block *sb, bool kill_dirty)
int busy = 0;
struct inode *inode, *next;
......@@ -556,6 +559,10 @@ int invalidate_inodes(struct super_block *sb)
list_for_each_entry_safe(inode, next, &sb->s_inodes, i_sb_list) {
if (inode->i_state & (I_NEW | I_FREEING | I_WILL_FREE))
if (inode->i_state & I_DIRTY && !kill_dirty) {
busy = 1;
if (atomic_read(&inode->i_count)) {
busy = 1;
......@@ -112,4 +112,4 @@ extern void release_open_intent(struct nameidata *);
extern int get_nr_dirty_inodes(void);
extern void evict_inodes(struct super_block *);
extern int invalidate_inodes(struct super_block *);
extern int invalidate_inodes(struct super_block *, bool);
......@@ -2139,7 +2139,7 @@ extern void check_disk_size_change(struct gendisk *disk,
struct block_device *bdev);
extern int revalidate_disk(struct gendisk *);
extern int check_disk_change(struct block_device *);
extern int __invalidate_device(struct block_device *);
extern int __invalidate_device(struct block_device *, bool);
extern int invalidate_partition(struct gendisk *, int);
unsigned long invalidate_mapping_pages(struct address_space *mapping,
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