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Re: [3.4-rc1] attempt to access beyond end of device and livelock



On 04/06/2012 07:36 PM, Daniel J Blueman wrote:
> Hi Josef, Chris,
> 
> When testing BTRFS with RAID 0 metadata on linux-3.4-rc1, we see
> discard ranges exceeding the end of the block device [1], potentially
> causing dataloss; when this occurs, filesystem writeback becomes
> catatonic due to continual resubmission.
> 
> Simply mounting with discard a raid0 metadata filesystem and copying
> some data in [2] provokes the issue.
> 
> Thanks,
>  Daniel
> 
> --- [1]
> 
> attempt to access beyond end of device
> ram0: rw=129, want=8452072, limit=4096000
> ...
> 
> --- [2]
> 
> modprobe brd rd_size=2048000 (or boot with ramdisk_size=2048000)
> mkfs.btrfs -m raid0 /dev/ram0 /dev/ram1
> mount /dev/ram0 /mnt -o discard
> cd /mnt && tar -xvzf linux.tar.gz
> <access beyond end of device and livelock>

Thanks for the report, this bug shows we've miscalculated the length of discard extents.

I'll send a patch for this soon.

thanks,
-- 
liubo 
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