[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "md: Avoid write invalid address if read_seqretry returned" has been added to staging queue

Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski herton.krzesinski at canonical.com
Mon Dec 10 14:19:03 UTC 2012

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    md: Avoid write invalid address if read_seqretry returned

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



>From 80a8c8833f72b5d7dc2fa62b751792a46fc497ac Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: majianpeng <majianpeng at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 08:56:27 +0800
Subject: [PATCH] md: Avoid write invalid address if read_seqretry returned

commit 35f9ac2dcec8f79d7059ce174fd7b7ee3290d620 upstream.

If read_seqretry returned true and bbp was changed, it will write
invalid address which can cause some serious problem.

This bug was introduced by commit v3.0-rc7-130-g2699b67.
So fix is suitable for 3.0.y thru 3.6.y.

Reported-by: zhuwenfeng at kedacom.com
Tested-by: zhuwenfeng at kedacom.com
Signed-off-by: Jianpeng Ma <majianpeng at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <neilb at suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>
 drivers/md/md.c |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/md/md.c b/drivers/md/md.c
index e977874..97edf9e 100644
--- a/drivers/md/md.c
+++ b/drivers/md/md.c
@@ -1881,10 +1881,10 @@ retry:
 			memset(bbp, 0xff, PAGE_SIZE);

 			for (i = 0 ; i < bb->count ; i++) {
-				u64 internal_bb = *p++;
+				u64 internal_bb = p[i];
 				u64 store_bb = ((BB_OFFSET(internal_bb) << 10)
 						| BB_LEN(internal_bb));
-				*bbp++ = cpu_to_le64(store_bb);
+				bbp[i] = cpu_to_le64(store_bb);
 			bb->changed = 0;
 			if (read_seqretry(&bb->lock, seq))

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