[3.19.y-ckt stable] Patch "ext4: fix oops on corrupted filesystem" has been added to the 3.19.y-ckt tree

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Wed Jul 6 21:00:30 UTC 2016

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

    ext4: fix oops on corrupted filesystem

to the linux-3.19.y-queue branch of the 3.19.y-ckt extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.19.8-ckt23.

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

For more information about the 3.19.y-ckt tree, see



>From 3d81d3c95fa62dfd72c40d6081bc5f66989415f7 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jan Kara <jack at suse.cz>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 11:10:15 -0400
Subject: ext4: fix oops on corrupted filesystem

commit 74177f55b70e2f2be770dd28684dd6d17106a4ba upstream.

When filesystem is corrupted in the right way, it can happen
ext4_mark_iloc_dirty() in ext4_orphan_add() returns error and we
subsequently remove inode from the in-memory orphan list. However this
deletion is done with list_del(&EXT4_I(inode)->i_orphan) and thus we
leave i_orphan list_head with a stale content. Later we can look at this
content causing list corruption, oops, or other issues. The reported
trace looked like:

WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 46 at lib/list_debug.c:53 __list_del_entry+0x6b/0x100()
list_del corruption, 0000000061c1d6e0->next is LIST_POISON1
CPU: 0 PID: 46 Comm: ext4.exe Not tainted 4.1.0-rc4+ #250
 60462947 62219960 602ede24 62219960
 602ede24 603ca293 622198f0 602f02eb
 62219950 6002c12c 62219900 601b4d6b
Call Trace:
 [<6005769c>] ? vprintk_emit+0x2dc/0x5c0
 [<602ede24>] ? printk+0x0/0x94
 [<600190bc>] show_stack+0xdc/0x1a0
 [<602ede24>] ? printk+0x0/0x94
 [<602ede24>] ? printk+0x0/0x94
 [<602f02eb>] dump_stack+0x2a/0x2c
 [<6002c12c>] warn_slowpath_common+0x9c/0xf0
 [<601b4d6b>] ? __list_del_entry+0x6b/0x100
 [<6002c254>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x94/0xa0
 [<602f4d09>] ? __mutex_lock_slowpath+0x239/0x3a0
 [<6002c1c0>] ? warn_slowpath_fmt+0x0/0xa0
 [<60023ebf>] ? set_signals+0x3f/0x50
 [<600a205a>] ? kmem_cache_free+0x10a/0x180
 [<602f4e88>] ? mutex_lock+0x18/0x30
 [<601b4d6b>] __list_del_entry+0x6b/0x100
 [<601177ec>] ext4_orphan_del+0x22c/0x2f0
 [<6012f27c>] ? __ext4_journal_start_sb+0x2c/0xa0
 [<6010b973>] ? ext4_truncate+0x383/0x390
 [<6010bc8b>] ext4_write_begin+0x30b/0x4b0
 [<6001bb50>] ? copy_from_user+0x0/0xb0
 [<601aa840>] ? iov_iter_fault_in_readable+0xa0/0xc0
 [<60072c4f>] generic_perform_write+0xaf/0x1e0
 [<600c4166>] ? file_update_time+0x46/0x110
 [<60072f0f>] __generic_file_write_iter+0x18f/0x1b0
 [<6010030f>] ext4_file_write_iter+0x15f/0x470
 [<60094e10>] ? unlink_file_vma+0x0/0x70
 [<6009b180>] ? unlink_anon_vmas+0x0/0x260
 [<6008f169>] ? free_pgtables+0xb9/0x100
 [<600a6030>] __vfs_write+0xb0/0x130
 [<600a61d5>] vfs_write+0xa5/0x170
 [<600a63d6>] SyS_write+0x56/0xe0
 [<6029fcb0>] ? __libc_waitpid+0x0/0xa0
 [<6001b698>] handle_syscall+0x68/0x90
 [<6002633d>] userspace+0x4fd/0x600
 [<6002274f>] ? save_registers+0x1f/0x40
 [<60028bd7>] ? arch_prctl+0x177/0x1b0
 [<60017bd5>] fork_handler+0x85/0x90

Fix the problem by using list_del_init() as we always should with
i_orphan list.

Reported-by: Vegard Nossum <vegard.nossum at oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack at suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <tytso at mit.edu>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 fs/ext4/namei.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/namei.c b/fs/ext4/namei.c
index 5e8ae78..56ff014 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/namei.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/namei.c
@@ -2598,7 +2598,7 @@ int ext4_orphan_add(handle_t *handle, struct inode *inode)
 			 * list entries can cause panics at unmount time.
-			list_del(&EXT4_I(inode)->i_orphan);
+			list_del_init(&EXT4_I(inode)->i_orphan);

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