[dm-crypt] [PATCH] dm-log-writes: fix bug with too large bios

Josef Bacik jbacik at fb.com
Fri May 27 17:36:34 CEST 2016

On 05/27/2016 10:51 AM, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> bio_alloc can allocate a bio with at most BIO_MAX_PAGES (256) vector
> entries. However, the incoming bio may have more vector entries if it was
> allocated by other means. For example, bcache submits bios with more than
> BIO_MAX_PAGES entries. This results in bio_alloc failure.
> To avoid the failure, change the code so that it allocates bio with at
> most BIO_MAX_PAGES entries. If the incoming bio has more entries,
> bio_add_page will fail and a new bio will be allocated - the code that
> handles bio_add_page failure already exists in the dm-log-writes target.
> Also, move atomic_inc(&lc->io_blocks) before bio_alloc to fix a bug that
> the target hangs if bio_alloc fails. The error path does put_io_block(lc),
> so we must do atomic_inc(&lc->io_blocks) before invoking the error path to
> avoid underflow of lc->io_blocks.
> Signed-off-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka at redhat.com>
> Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org	# v4.1+

Reviewed-by: Josef Bacik <jbacik at fb.com>



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