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[PATCH] XFS: Check for valid transaction headers in recovery

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Subject: [PATCH] XFS: Check for valid transaction headers in recovery
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 08:57:20 +1100
When we are about to add a new item to a transaction in recovery, we
need to check that it is valid first. Currently we just assert that
header magic number matches, but in production systems that is
present and we add a corrupted transaction to the list to be
processed. This results in a kernel oops later when processing the
corrupted transaction.

Instead, if we detect a corrupted transaction, abort recovery and
leave the user to clean up the mess that has occurred.

Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 fs/xfs/xfs_log_recover.c |    8 +++++++-
 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_log_recover.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_log_recover.c
index 0280a25..6d961fc 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_log_recover.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_log_recover.c
@@ -1417,7 +1417,13 @@ xlog_recover_add_to_trans(
                return 0;
        item = trans->r_itemq;
        if (item == NULL) {
-               ASSERT(*(uint *)dp == XFS_TRANS_HEADER_MAGIC);
+               /* we need to catch log corruptions here */
+               if (*(uint *)dp != XFS_TRANS_HEADER_MAGIC) {
+                       xlog_warn("XFS: xlog_recover_add_to_trans: "
+                                 "bad header magic number");
+                       ASSERT(0);
+                       return XFS_ERROR(EIO);
+               }
                if (len == sizeof(xfs_trans_header_t))
                memcpy(&trans->r_theader, dp, len); /* d, s, l */

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