[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "md: fix two bugs when attempting to resize RAID0 array." has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Wed Mar 6 15:14:32 UTC 2013

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

    md: fix two bugs when attempting to resize RAID0 array.

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 
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>From b7b5528aa0fa9abf64c5d524fa2e7337fa141146 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: NeilBrown <neilb at suse.de>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:33:17 +1100
Subject: [PATCH] md: fix two bugs when attempting to resize RAID0 array.

commit a64685399181780998281fe07309a94b25dd24c3 upstream.

You cannot resize a RAID0 array (in terms of making the devices
bigger), but the code doesn't entirely stop you.

 disable setting of the available size on each device for
 RAID0 and Linear devices.  This must not change as doing so
 can change the effective layout of data.

 Make sure that the size that raid0_size() reports is accurate,
 but rounding devices sizes to chunk sizes.  As the device sizes
 cannot change now, this isn't so important, but it is best to be

Without this change:
  mdadm --grow /dev/md0 -z max
  mdadm --grow /dev/md0 -Z max
  then read to the end of the array

can cause a BUG in a RAID0 array.

These bugs have been present ever since it became possible
to resize any device, which is a long time.  So the fix is
suitable for any -stable kerenl.

Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <neilb at suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 drivers/md/md.c    | 3 +++
 drivers/md/raid0.c | 3 ++-
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/md/md.c b/drivers/md/md.c
index b7a551d..8a6f63c 100644
--- a/drivers/md/md.c
+++ b/drivers/md/md.c
@@ -3057,6 +3057,9 @@ rdev_size_store(struct md_rdev *rdev, const char *buf, size_t len)
 		} else if (!sectors)
 			sectors = (i_size_read(rdev->bdev->bd_inode) >> 9) -
+		if (!my_mddev->pers->resize)
+			/* Cannot change size for RAID0 or Linear etc */
+			return -EINVAL;
 	if (sectors < my_mddev->dev_sectors)
 		return -EINVAL; /* component must fit device */
diff --git a/drivers/md/raid0.c b/drivers/md/raid0.c
index de63a1f..08e1734 100644
--- a/drivers/md/raid0.c
+++ b/drivers/md/raid0.c
@@ -402,7 +402,8 @@ static sector_t raid0_size(struct mddev *mddev, sector_t sectors, int raid_disks
 		  "%s does not support generic reshape\n", __func__);

 	rdev_for_each(rdev, mddev)
-		array_sectors += rdev->sectors;
+		array_sectors += (rdev->sectors &
+				  ~(sector_t)(mddev->chunk_sectors-1));

 	return array_sectors;

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