[PATCH] device-mapper: mirror log bitset fix

From: Alasdair G Kergon
Date: Fri Nov 18 2005 - 09:52:16 EST

The linux bitset operators (test_bit, set_bit etc) work on arrays of
"unsigned long". dm-log uses such bitsets but treats them as
arrays of uint32_t, only allocating and zeroing a multiple of 4 bytes
(as 'clean_bits' is a uint32_t).

The patch below fixes this problem.

The problem is specific to 64-bit big endian machines such as s390x or
ppc-64 and can prevent pvmove terminating.

In the simplest case, if "region_count" were (say) 30, then
bitset_size (below) would be 4 and bitset_uint32_count would be 1.
Thus the memory for this butset, after allocation and zeroing would
0 0 0 0 X X X X
On a bigendian 64bit machine, bit 0 for this bitset is in the 8th
byte! (and every bit that dm-log would use would be in the X area).

0 0 0 0 X X X X

which hasn't been cleared properly.

As the dm-raid1 code only syncs and counts regions which have a 0 in
the 'sync_bits' bitset, and only finishes when it has counted high
enough, a large number of 1's among those 'X's will cause the sync to
not complete.

It is worth noting that the code uses the same bitsets for in-memory
and on-disk logs. As these bitsets are host-endian and host-sized,
this means that they cannot safely be moved between computers with
different architectures.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@xxxxxxx>
Signed-Off-By: Alasdair G Kergon <agk@xxxxxxxxxx>

Index: linux-2.6.14-rc2/drivers/md/dm-log.c
--- linux-2.6.14-rc2.orig/drivers/md/dm-log.c 2005-09-28 18:31:54.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.6.14-rc2/drivers/md/dm-log.c 2005-09-28 18:32:53.000000000 +0100
@@ -333,10 +333,10 @@
lc->sync = sync;

- * Work out how many words we need to hold the bitset.
+ * Work out how many "unsigned long"s we need to hold the bitset.
bitset_size = dm_round_up(region_count,
- sizeof(*lc->clean_bits) << BYTE_SHIFT);
+ sizeof(unsigned long) << BYTE_SHIFT);
bitset_size >>= BYTE_SHIFT;

lc->bitset_uint32_count = bitset_size / 4;
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