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Re: [PATCH 1/2] repair: fix the variable-width nlink array

To: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] repair: fix the variable-width nlink array
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 02:44:33 -0500
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20120301212822.GM7762@xxxxxxx>
References: <20120228174223.GA6148@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20120301212822.GM7762@xxxxxxx>
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)
On Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 03:28:22PM -0600, Ben Myers wrote:
> Hey Christoph,
> 
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 12:42:24PM -0500, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > It looks like we currently never grow the variable-width nlink array
> > if only the on-disk nlink size overflows 8 bits.  This leads to a major
> > mess in nlink counting, and eventually an assert in phase7.
> > 
> > Replace the indirect all mess with a union that allows doing proper
> > array arithmetics while we're at it.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxx>
> 
> This looks good to me.  I enjoyed the fallthrus in set_inode_disk_nlinks
> and add_inode_ref.
> 
> I haven't tested with this many links though... Are there any xfstests
> that would exercise this?

There is none yet.  I've tested it with Arekm's test metadump, which
I've added to my nasty images collection.  I'll create a testcase
reproducing this artifically.

> On my machine test 030 has regressed.  It passed on 3.1.7.

That's an older change.  I have a fix in my local tree, but it needs
polishing so that it still works with older repair versions.

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