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Re: [PATCH] xfs: return -EINVAL instead of -EUCLEAN when mounting non-xf

To: Sergei Trofimovich <slyfox@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] xfs: return -EINVAL instead of -EUCLEAN when mounting non-xfs
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 13:19:29 -0500
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, Alex Elder <elder@xxxxxxxxxx>, Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>, Phil White <pwhite@xxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <1356823010-29768-1-git-send-email-slyfox@xxxxxxxxxx>
References: <20121230015615.6cc9e03c@sf> <1356823010-29768-1-git-send-email-slyfox@xxxxxxxxxx>
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On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 02:16:50AM +0300, Sergei Trofimovich wrote:
> It fixes boot panic when trying to boot from btrfs filesystem.
> kernel tries to mount as xfs and gets fatal -EUCLEAN:
> [    0.170000] VFS: Cannot open root device "ubda" or unknown-block(98,0): 
> error -117
> [    0.170000] Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the 
> available partitions:
> [    0.170000] 6200         1048576 ubda  driver: uml-blkdev
> [    0.170000] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 
> unknown-block(98,0)
> init/do_mounts.c expects only -EINVAL as 'retry another' option.
> Fixes regression introduced by commit 98021821a502db347bd9c7671beeee6e8ce07ea6

Looks reasonable, but  think xfs_readsb should simply be changed to
turn all EFSCORRUPTED returns into EINVAL if loud is not set.  The
place that changes the errno value would also be a perfect place to
comment why we are doing this in the code so that this knowledge doesn't
get lost.

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