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Re: [Cluster-devel] [GFS2 Patch] bz 450156 - kernel panic mounting volume



Hi,

Now in the GFS2 -nmw git tree. Thanks,

Steve.

On Mon, 2008-06-09 at 12:08 -0500, Bob Peterson wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> This patch fixes bugzilla bug 450156.
> 
> This started with a not-too-improbable mount failure because the
> locking protocol was never set back to its proper "lock_dlm" after the
> system was rebooted in the middle of a gfs2_fsck.  That left a
> (purposely) invalid locking protocol in the superblock, which caused an
> error when the file system was mounted the next time.
> 
> When there's an error mounting, vfs calls DQUOT_OFF, which calls
> vfs_quota_off which calls gfs2_sync_fs.  Next, gfs2_sync_fs calls
> gfs2_log_flush passing s_fs_info.  But due to the error, s_fs_info
> had been previously set to NULL, and so we have the kernel oops.
> 
> My solution in this patch is to test for the NULL value before passing
> it.  I tested this patch and it fixes the problem.
> 
> I believe the problem was caused due to changes in what the DQUOTA_OFF
> macro does in newer kernels.  I could not recreate the
> problem on a RHEL kernel and don't believe this affects RHEL.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Bob Peterson
> 
> Signed-off-by: Bob Peterson <rpeterso redhat com> 
> --
>  fs/gfs2/ops_super.c |    2 +-
>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/gfs2/ops_super.c b/fs/gfs2/ops_super.c
> index 0b7cc92..6690792 100644
> --- a/fs/gfs2/ops_super.c
> +++ b/fs/gfs2/ops_super.c
> @@ -155,7 +155,7 @@ static void gfs2_write_super(struct super_block *sb)
>  static int gfs2_sync_fs(struct super_block *sb, int wait)
>  {
>  	sb->s_dirt = 0;
> -	if (wait)
> +	if (wait && sb->s_fs_info)
>  		gfs2_log_flush(sb->s_fs_info, NULL);
>  	return 0;
>  }
> 
> 


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