Patchwork [3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "ext4: fix data=journal fast mount/umount hang" has been added to staging queue

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Submitter Luis Henriques
Date March 25, 2013, 6:02 p.m.
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Luis Henriques - March 25, 2013, 6:02 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    ext4: fix data=journal fast mount/umount hang

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.5.y-queue

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From 8b1dbe4f7b2a23f04b5b644ea7217cf543af2039 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Theodore Ts'o <>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 09:42:11 -0400
Subject: [PATCH] ext4: fix data=journal fast mount/umount hang

commit 2b405bfa84063bfa35621d2d6879f52693c614b0 upstream.

In data=journal mode, if we unmount the file system before a
transaction has a chance to complete, when the journal inode is being
evicted, we can end up calling into jbd2_log_wait_commit() for the
last transaction, after the journalling machinery has been shut down.

Arguably we should adjust ext4_should_journal_data() to return FALSE
for the journal inode, but the only place it matters is
ext4_evict_inode(), and so to save a bit of CPU time, and to make the
patch much more obviously correct by inspection(tm), we'll fix it by
explicitly not trying to waiting for a journal commit when we are
evicting the journal inode, since it's guaranteed to never succeed in
this case.

This can be easily replicated via:

     mount -t ext4 -o data=journal /dev/vdb /vdb ; umount /vdb

------------[ cut here ]------------
WARNING: at /usr/projects/linux/ext4/fs/jbd2/journal.c:542 __jbd2_log_start_commit+0xba/0xcd()
Hardware name: Bochs
JBD2: bad log_start_commit: 3005630206 3005630206 0 0
Modules linked in:
Pid: 2909, comm: umount Not tainted 3.8.0-rc3 #1020
Call Trace:
 [<c015c0ef>] warn_slowpath_common+0x68/0x7d
 [<c02b7e7d>] ? __jbd2_log_start_commit+0xba/0xcd
 [<c015c177>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x2b/0x2f
 [<c02b7e7d>] __jbd2_log_start_commit+0xba/0xcd
 [<c02b8075>] jbd2_log_start_commit+0x24/0x34
 [<c0279ed5>] ext4_evict_inode+0x71/0x2e3
 [<c021f0ec>] evict+0x94/0x135
 [<c021f9aa>] iput+0x10a/0x110
 [<c02b7836>] jbd2_journal_destroy+0x190/0x1ce
 [<c0175284>] ? bit_waitqueue+0x50/0x50
 [<c028d23f>] ext4_put_super+0x52/0x294
 [<c020efe3>] generic_shutdown_super+0x48/0xb4
 [<c020f071>] kill_block_super+0x22/0x60
 [<c020f3e0>] deactivate_locked_super+0x22/0x49
 [<c020f5d6>] deactivate_super+0x30/0x33
 [<c0222795>] mntput_no_expire+0x107/0x10c
 [<c02233a7>] sys_umount+0x2cf/0x2e0
 [<c02233ca>] sys_oldumount+0x12/0x14
 [<c08096b8>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
---[ end trace 6a954cc790501c1f ]---
jbd2_log_wait_commit: error: j_commit_request=-1289337090, tid=0

Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <>
Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <>
Luis Henriques <>
 fs/ext4/inode.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)



diff --git a/fs/ext4/inode.c b/fs/ext4/inode.c
index 0589bb2..c14b394 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/inode.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/inode.c
@@ -211,7 +211,8 @@  void ext4_evict_inode(struct inode *inode)
 		 * don't use page cache.
 		if (ext4_should_journal_data(inode) &&
-		    (S_ISLNK(inode->i_mode) || S_ISREG(inode->i_mode))) {
+		    (S_ISLNK(inode->i_mode) || S_ISREG(inode->i_mode)) &&
+		    inode->i_ino != EXT4_JOURNAL_INO) {
 			journal_t *journal = EXT4_SB(inode->i_sb)->s_journal;
 			tid_t commit_tid = EXT4_I(inode)->i_datasync_tid;