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Re: [PATCH 32/32] xfs: add CRC checks to the log

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 32/32] xfs: add CRC checks to the log
From: Mark Tinguely <tinguely@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 09:37:49 -0600
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On 11/12/12 05:54, Dave Chinner wrote:
From: Christoph Hellwig<hch@xxxxxx>

Implement CRCs for the log buffers.  We re-use a field in
struct xlog_rec_header that was used for a weak checksum of the
log buffer payload in debug builds before.

The new checksumming uses the crc32c checksum we will use elsewhere
in XFS, and also protects the record header and addition cycle data.

Due to this there are some interesting changes in xlog_sync, as we
need to do the cycle wrapping for the split buffer case much earlier,
as we would touch the buffer after generating the checksum otherwise.

The CRC calculation is always enabled, even for non-CRC filesystems,
as adding this CRC does not change the log format. On non-CRC
filesystems, only issue an alert if a CRC mismatch is found and
allow recovery to continue - this will act as an indicator that
log recovery problems are a result of log corruption. On CRC enabled
filesystems, however, log recovery will fail.

Note that existing debug kernels will write a simple checksum value
to the log, so the first time this is run on a filesystem taht was
last used on a debug kernel it will through CRC mismatch warning
errors. These can be ignored.

Initially based on a patch from Dave Chinner, then modified
significantly by Christoph Hellwig.  Modified again by Dave Chinner
to get to this version.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig<hch@xxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner<dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Mark Tinguely <tinguely@xxxxxxx>

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