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Re: [PATCH] xfs: fix node forward in xfs_node_toosmall

To: Mark Tinguely <tinguely@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] xfs: fix node forward in xfs_node_toosmall
From: "Michael L. Semon" <mlsemon35@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:34:41 -0400
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On 09/20/2013 06:05 PM, Mark Tinguely wrote:
> Commit f5ea1100 cleans up the disk to host conversions for
> node directory entries, but because a variable is reused in
> xfs_node_toosmall() the next node is not correctly found.
> If the original node is small enough (<= 3/8 of the node size),
> this change may incorrectly cause a node collapse when it should
> not. That will cause an assert in xfstest generic/319:
>    Assertion failed: first <= last && last < BBTOB(bp->b_length),
>    file: /root/newest/xfs/fs/xfs/xfs_trans_buf.c, line: 569
> Keep the original node header to get the correct forward node.

This works for xfstests generic/319 on 32-bit x86.  The xfstests 
run was okay, with a lockdep in the middle and a crash in xfs/300. 
Neither the lockdep nor the crash could reproduced by running 
individual tests one by one.

generic/319 itself fails only because it couldn't find its 
_cleanup routine.  I'm not sure if I'm using v1 or v2 of 

The kernel is set to the commit just before the latest aio-next 
merge, which is causing severe problems here.  xfsprogs was the 
latest production xfsprogs because my copy of xfstests is having 
trouble checking v4 XFS filesystems otherwise.

Will test xfs_node_toosmall patch v2 once I get home.



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