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authorFilipe Manana <>2015-05-05 19:03:10 +0100
committerChris Mason <>2015-05-11 07:59:10 -0700
commit28aeeac1dd3080db5108b7b446be69f05c470a90 (patch)
tree4d74b1451b2d6aeb63ba01f6ec3cfc5a31e7b45b /fs
parente43699d4b4c5d9ecbcb5998cdcbada060981171f (diff)
Btrfs: fix panic when starting bg cache writeout after IO error
When waiting for the writeback of block group cache we returned immediately if there was an error during writeback without waiting for the ordered extent to complete. This left a short time window where if some other task attempts to start the writeout for the same block group cache it can attempt to add a new ordered extent, starting at the same offset (0) before the previous one is removed from the ordered tree, causing an ordered tree panic (calls BUG()). This normally doesn't happen in other write paths, such as buffered writes or direct IO writes for regular files, since before marking page ranges dirty we lock the ranges and wait for any ordered extents within the range to complete first. Fix this by making btrfs_wait_ordered_range() not return immediately if it gets an error from the writeback, waiting for all ordered extents to complete first. This issue happened often when running the fstest btrfs/088 and it's easy to trigger it by running in a loop until the panic happens: for ((i = 1; i <= 10000; i++)) do ./check btrfs/088 ; done [17156.862573] BTRFS critical (device sdc): panic in ordered_data_tree_panic:70: Inconsistency in ordered tree at offset 0 (errno=-17 Object already exists) [17156.864052] ------------[ cut here ]------------ [17156.864052] kernel BUG at fs/btrfs/ordered-data.c:70! (...) [17156.864052] Call Trace: [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa03876e3>] btrfs_add_ordered_extent+0x12/0x14 [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa03787e2>] run_delalloc_nocow+0x5bf/0x747 [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa03789ff>] run_delalloc_range+0x95/0x353 [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa038b7fe>] writepage_delalloc.isra.16+0xb9/0x13f [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa038d75b>] __extent_writepage+0x129/0x1f7 [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa038da5a>] extent_write_cache_pages.isra.15.constprop.28+0x231/0x2f4 [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffff810ad2af>] ? __module_text_address+0x12/0x59 [17156.864052] [<ffffffff8107d33d>] ? trace_hardirqs_on+0xd/0xf [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa038df76>] extent_writepages+0x4b/0x5c [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffff81144431>] ? kmem_cache_free+0x9b/0xce [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa0376a46>] ? btrfs_submit_direct+0x3fc/0x3fc [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa0389cd6>] ? free_extent_state+0x8c/0xc1 [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa0374871>] btrfs_writepages+0x28/0x2a [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffff8110c4c8>] do_writepages+0x23/0x2c [17156.864052] [<ffffffff81102f36>] __filemap_fdatawrite_range+0x5a/0x61 [17156.864052] [<ffffffff81102f6e>] filemap_fdatawrite_range+0x13/0x15 [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa0383ef7>] btrfs_fdatawrite_range+0x21/0x48 [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa03ab89e>] __btrfs_write_out_cache.isra.14+0x2d9/0x3a7 [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa03ac1ab>] ? btrfs_write_out_cache+0x41/0xdc [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa03ac1fd>] btrfs_write_out_cache+0x93/0xdc [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa0363847>] ? btrfs_start_dirty_block_groups+0x13a/0x2b2 [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa03638e6>] btrfs_start_dirty_block_groups+0x1d9/0x2b2 [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffff8107d33d>] ? trace_hardirqs_on+0xd/0xf [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa037209e>] btrfs_commit_transaction+0x130/0x9c9 [btrfs] [17156.864052] [<ffffffffa034c748>] btrfs_sync_fs+0xe1/0x12d [btrfs] Signed-off-by: Filipe Manana <> Signed-off-by: Chris Mason <>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs')
1 files changed, 10 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/fs/btrfs/ordered-data.c b/fs/btrfs/ordered-data.c
index 157cc54fc634..760c4a5e096b 100644
--- a/fs/btrfs/ordered-data.c
+++ b/fs/btrfs/ordered-data.c
@@ -722,6 +722,7 @@ void btrfs_start_ordered_extent(struct inode *inode,
int btrfs_wait_ordered_range(struct inode *inode, u64 start, u64 len)
int ret = 0;
+ int ret_wb = 0;
u64 end;
u64 orig_end;
struct btrfs_ordered_extent *ordered;
@@ -741,9 +742,14 @@ int btrfs_wait_ordered_range(struct inode *inode, u64 start, u64 len)
if (ret)
return ret;
- ret = filemap_fdatawait_range(inode->i_mapping, start, orig_end);
- if (ret)
- return ret;
+ /*
+ * If we have a writeback error don't return immediately. Wait first
+ * for any ordered extents that haven't completed yet. This is to make
+ * sure no one can dirty the same page ranges and call writepages()
+ * before the ordered extents complete - to avoid failures (-EEXIST)
+ * when adding the new ordered extents to the ordered tree.
+ */
+ ret_wb = filemap_fdatawait_range(inode->i_mapping, start, orig_end);
end = orig_end;
while (1) {
@@ -767,7 +773,7 @@ int btrfs_wait_ordered_range(struct inode *inode, u64 start, u64 len)
- return ret;
+ return ret_wb ? ret_wb : ret;