[PATCH 3.13 020/103] md/raid6: avoid data corruption during recovery of double-degraded RAID6

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Tue Sep 30 21:30:25 UTC 2014 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: NeilBrown <neilb at suse.de>

commit 9c4bdf697c39805078392d5ddbbba5ae5680e0dd upstream.

During recovery of a double-degraded RAID6 it is possible for
some blocks not to be recovered properly, leading to corruption.

If a write happens to one block in a stripe that would be written to a
missing device, and at the same time that stripe is recovering data
to the other missing device, then that recovered data may not be written.

This patch skips, in the double-degraded case, an optimisation that is
only safe for single-degraded arrays.

Bug was introduced in 2.6.32 and fix is suitable for any kernel since
then.  In an older kernel with separate handle_stripe5() and
handle_stripe6() functions the patch must change handle_stripe6().

Fixes: 6c0069c0ae9659e3a91b68eaed06a5c6c37f45c8
Cc: Yuri Tikhonov <yur at emcraft.com>
Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams at intel.com>
Reported-by: "Manibalan P" <pmanibalan at amiindia.co.in>
Tested-by: "Manibalan P" <pmanibalan at amiindia.co.in>
Resolves: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1090423
Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <neilb at suse.de>
Acked-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/md/raid5.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/md/raid5.c b/drivers/md/raid5.c
index 48cdec8..fd900ef 100644
--- a/drivers/md/raid5.c
+++ b/drivers/md/raid5.c
@@ -3779,6 +3779,8 @@ static void handle_stripe(struct stripe_head *sh)
 				set_bit(R5_Wantwrite, &dev->flags);
 				if (prexor)
+				if (s.failed > 1)
+					continue;
 				if (!test_bit(R5_Insync, &dev->flags) ||
 				    ((i == sh->pd_idx || i == sh->qd_idx)  &&
 				     s.failed == 0))

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