[BUG,ext2] XIP does not work on ext2

Submitted by Andiry Xu on Nov. 4, 2013, 10:31 p.m.


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Andiry Xu Nov. 4, 2013, 10:31 p.m.

When I'm trying XIP on ext2, I find that xip does not work on ext2
with latest kernel.

Reproduce steps:
Compile kernel with following configs:

And run following commands:
# mke2fs -b 4096 /dev/ram0
# mount -t ext2 -o xip /dev/ram0 /mnt/ramdisk/
# dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/ramdisk/test1 bs=1M count=16

And it shows:
dd: writing `/mnt/ramdisk/test1': No space left on device

df also shows /mnt/ramdisk is 100% full. Its default size is 64MB so a
16MB write should only occupy 1/4 capacity.

Criminal commit:
After git bisect, it points to the following commit:
Ext2: mark inode dirty after the function dquot_free_block_nodirty is called

Particularly, the following code:
@@ -1412,9 +1415,11 @@ allocated:
*errp = 0;
-    dquot_free_block_nodirty(inode, *count-num);
-    mark_inode_dirty(inode);
-    *count = num;
+    if (num < *count) {
+        dquot_free_block_nodirty(inode, *count-num);
+        mark_inode_dirty(inode);
+        *count = num;
+    }
      return ret_block;

Not mark_inode_dirty() is called only when num is less than *count.
However, I've seen
with the dd command, there is case where num >= *count.

I've verified that the following patch fixes the issue:

However, I'm not familiar with ext2 source code and cannot tell if
this is the correct fix. At least it fixes my issue.

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diff --git a/fs/ext2/balloc.c b/fs/ext2/balloc.c
index 9f9992b..5446a52 100644
--- a/fs/ext2/balloc.c
+++ b/fs/ext2/balloc.c
@@ -1406,11 +1406,10 @@  allocated:

        *errp = 0;
-       if (num < *count) {
+       if (num <= *count)
                dquot_free_block_nodirty(inode, *count-num);
-               mark_inode_dirty(inode);
-               *count = num;
-       }
+       mark_inode_dirty(inode);
+       *count = num;
        return ret_block;