Patchwork e2fsck: Fix journal block tag checksum verification

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Submitter Darrick J. Wong
Date May 8, 2013, 10:02 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/242649/
State Accepted
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Darrick J. Wong - May 8, 2013, 10:02 p.m.
Al Viro complained of a ton of bogosity with regards to the jbd2 block tag
header checksum.  This one checksum is 16 bits, so cut off the upper 16 bits
and treat it as a 16-bit value and don't mess around with be32* conversions.
Fortunately metadata checksumming is still "experimental" and not in a shipping
e2fsprogs, so there should be few users affected by this.

This is the e2fsprogs version of the kernel patch.

Reported-by: Al Viro <>
Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <>
 e2fsck/recovery.c |    6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/e2fsck/recovery.c b/e2fsck/recovery.c
index 69ed68a..5af3e7b 100644
--- a/e2fsck/recovery.c
+++ b/e2fsck/recovery.c
@@ -395,7 +395,8 @@  static int jbd2_commit_block_csum_verify(journal_t *j, void *buf)
 static int jbd2_block_tag_csum_verify(journal_t *j, journal_block_tag_t *tag,
 				      void *buf, __u32 sequence)
-	__u32 provided, calculated;
+	__u32 calculated;
+	__u16 provided, crc;
 		return 1;
@@ -406,9 +407,10 @@  static int jbd2_block_tag_csum_verify(journal_t *j, journal_block_tag_t *tag,
 	calculated = ext2fs_crc32c_le(calculated, (__u8 *)&sequence,
 	calculated = ext2fs_crc32c_le(calculated, buf, j->j_blocksize) & 0xffff;
+	crc = calculated & 0xFFFF;
 	provided = ext2fs_be16_to_cpu(tag->t_checksum);
-	return provided == ext2fs_cpu_to_be32(calculated);
+	return provided == crc;
 static int do_one_pass(journal_t *journal,