Patchwork [070/145] ext3: fix data=journal fast mount/umount hang

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Submitter Kamal Mostafa
Date July 17, 2013, 10:46 p.m.
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Kamal Mostafa - July 17, 2013, 10:46 p.m. -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Jan Kara <>

commit e643692138cfa33528f054b071ba2583509bb217 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 log_wait_commit() for the
last transaction, after the journalling machinery has been shut down.
That triggers the WARN_ONCE in __log_start_commit().

Arguably we should adjust ext3_should_journal_data() to return FALSE
for the journal inode, but the only place it matters is
ext3_evict_inode(), and so it's 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 ext3 -o data=journal /dev/vdb /vdb ; umount /vdb

This is a port of ext4 fix from Ted Ts'o.

Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <>
Cc: Benjamin LaHaise <>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <>
 fs/ext3/inode.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/fs/ext3/inode.c b/fs/ext3/inode.c
index b176d42..f790d6e 100644
--- a/fs/ext3/inode.c
+++ b/fs/ext3/inode.c
@@ -218,7 +218,8 @@  void ext3_evict_inode (struct inode *inode)
 	if (inode->i_nlink && ext3_should_journal_data(inode) &&
 	    EXT3_SB(inode->i_sb)->s_journal &&
-	    (S_ISLNK(inode->i_mode) || S_ISREG(inode->i_mode))) {
+	    (S_ISLNK(inode->i_mode) || S_ISREG(inode->i_mode)) &&
+	    inode->i_ino != EXT3_JOURNAL_INO) {
 		tid_t commit_tid = atomic_read(&ei->i_datasync_tid);
 		journal_t *journal = EXT3_SB(inode->i_sb)->s_journal;