Re: [PATCH stable] md/bitmap: return an error when bitmap superblock is corrupt.

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Aug 14 2015 - 13:24:29 EST

On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 05:04:21PM +1000, NeilBrown wrote:
> commit b97e92574c0bf335db1cd2ec491d8ff5cd5d0b49 upstream
> Use separate bitmaps for each nodes in the cluster
> bitmap_read_sb() validates the bitmap superblock that it reads in.
> If it finds an inconsistency like a bad magic number or out-of-range
> version number, it prints an error and returns, but it incorrectly
> returns zero, so the array is still assembled with the (invalid) bitmap.
> This means it could try to use a bitmap with a new version number which
> it therefore does not understand.
> This bug was introduced in 3.5 and fix as part of a larger patch in 4.1.
> So the patch is suitable for any -stable kernel in that range.
> Fixes: 27581e5ae01f ("md/bitmap: centralise allocation of bitmap file pages.")
> Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (v3.5..v4.1)

b97e92574c0 is in 4.1, so do you mean (v3.5..v4.0) here?


greg k-h
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