Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#566 closed defect (fixed)

ext4fs_write() attempts to write past the end of the block device

Reported by: Jakub Jermář Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 0.6.0
Component: helenos/fs/ext4fs Version: mainline
Keywords: Cc:
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As of mainline,2035, reproducing the following steps will lead to an attempt by ext4fs server to write past the end of the block device:

  1. spawn klog so that you can see what happens
  2. in another terminal, run: mkfile -s 30m /foo

Instead of failing gracefully (30m is too much for the root file system), the mkfile command will never return. klog will print a stack trace as a result of detecting an error condition in write_blocks(). The system will appear pretty much wedged, because of some repeating file system activity going on in the background, which is somehow preventing the rest of the system to use the filesystem. This activity can be still observed from kconsole though.

The stack trace displayed by klog goes like this:


The message printed upon detecting the error condition in write_blocks() is as follows:

Error -3 writing 8 blocks starting at block 49280 to device handle 16.

Error -3 stands for ELIMIT, suggesting the write happened beyond the end of the device.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Jakub Jermář, 10 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

No longer reproducible, fix most likely merged in mainline,2065 and further fixed in mainline,2073.

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