[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "ext4: init pagevec in ext4_da_block_invalidatepages" has been added to staging queue

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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Jan. 7, 2013, 8:33 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    ext4: init pagevec in ext4_da_block_invalidatepages

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From 8608d2c6dd69e4e4a1a858ebc3cd3891b284bab5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@redhat.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:22:05 -0500
Subject: [PATCH] ext4: init pagevec in ext4_da_block_invalidatepages

commit 66bea92c69477a75a5d37b9bfed5773c92a3c4b4 upstream.

ext4_da_block_invalidatepages is missing a pagevec_init(),
which means that pvec->cold contains random garbage.

This affects whether the page goes to the front or
back of the LRU when ->cold makes it to

Reviewed-by: Lukas Czerner <lczerner@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Carlos Maiolino <cmaiolino@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
[ herton: adjust context ]
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 fs/ext4/inode.c |    2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)



diff --git a/fs/ext4/inode.c b/fs/ext4/inode.c
index 9e9aed3..75f537f 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/inode.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/inode.c
@@ -1491,6 +1491,8 @@  static void ext4_da_block_invalidatepages(struct mpage_da_data *mpd)

 	index = mpd->first_page;
 	end   = mpd->next_page - 1;
+	pagevec_init(&pvec, 0);
 	while (index <= end) {
 		nr_pages = pagevec_lookup(&pvec, mapping, index, PAGEVEC_SIZE);
 		if (nr_pages == 0)