ext4: Prevent massive fs corruption if verifying the block bitmap fails

Submitted by Darrick J. Wong on July 17, 2013, 2:02 a.m.


Message ID 20130717020209.GB5785@blackbox.djwong.org
State Superseded, archived
Headers show

Commit Message

Darrick J. Wong July 17, 2013, 2:02 a.m.
The block bitmap verification code assumes that calling ext4_error() either
panics the system or makes the fs readonly.  However, this is not always true:
when 'errors=continue' is specified, an error is printed but we don't return
any indication of error to the caller, which is (probably) the block allocator,
which pretends that the crud we read in off the disk is a usable bitmap.  Yuck.

A block bitmap that fails the check should at least return no bitmap to the
caller.  The block allocator should be told to go look in a different group,
but that's a separate issue.

The easiest way to reproduce this is to modify bg_block_bitmap (on a ^flex_bg
fs) to point to a block outside the block group; or you can create a
metadata_csum filesystem and zero out the block bitmaps after copying files.

Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
 fs/ext4/balloc.c |    8 ++++++--
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-ext4" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Patch hide | download patch | download mbox

diff --git a/fs/ext4/balloc.c b/fs/ext4/balloc.c
index ddd715e..b430afe 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/balloc.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/balloc.c
@@ -445,7 +445,10 @@  ext4_read_block_bitmap_nowait(struct super_block *sb, ext4_group_t block_group)
 	return bh;
 	ext4_validate_block_bitmap(sb, desc, block_group, bh);
-	return bh;
+	if (buffer_verified(bh))
+		return bh;
+	put_bh(bh);
+	return NULL;
 /* Returns 0 on success, 1 on error */
@@ -469,7 +472,8 @@  int ext4_wait_block_bitmap(struct super_block *sb, ext4_group_t block_group,
 	/* Panic or remount fs read-only if block bitmap is invalid */
 	ext4_validate_block_bitmap(sb, desc, block_group, bh);
-	return 0;
+	/* ...but check for error just in case errors=continue. */
+	return !buffer_verified(bh);
 struct buffer_head *